Well yesterday didn't go quite as planned. I got all of my dyed fabric rinsed out and soaking and I got the sleeve on Lura's Choice half sewed on. Beyond that, not so much. I wound up spending a lot of the day on the internet. Today I'm taking the day away to go to an oyster roast at my friend's house. It's going to be a treat to spend the day outside at the river.
Back to the web site. One of the things I love about the new site is that everything is so much better organized, especially the tutorials and free projects. On the old blog they were all linked off one page and it was a lot to filter through. Hopefully the sub-categories will help people find things better here and I find myself more motivated to make new ones.
So, what brought all of this on? Well, I got a Facebook message this week from a reader who made my favorite tutorial, The Gift Quilt. My friend, Anne, and I designed this pattern to use some of our collections of fat quarters. We called it The Gift Quilt because it's our go-to pattern for making quick and easy quilts for gifts. Bernie Crawford also thought it was fun and easy. She made 2 of them!
She made one for her daughter in Hawaii and one for her guest room. They turned out great! The instructions include full and queen size quilts. I'm grateful to Bernie for sharing her quilts! I love to see anything that you make with my fabric or using one of my tutorials.
Here's one that I made in 2007 using a collection of African print fabrics. We gave this one to a friend to hang in his hunting trophy room. It fit perfectly there.
If you need to make a quick and easy quilt give The Gift Quilt a try. The pattern is a free downloadable PDF file.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.