Two more veterans quilts
I'm so fortunate to have so much creative space. I talked about the two sewing machines in my sewing room yesterday that are always ready for a project. FloMo, the Innova, is in the basement in it's own room so I can always be ready to quilt. With the closet full of veterans quilts I'm trying to do a couple each week to catch up. Plus my friends, Marcy and Denise, are helping me with some too!
This one was made by Betsy using the Strength pattern. She's made some really nice quilts with that pattern.
Yes, as a matter of fact, she did fussy cut the tiger batik fabric!
This one was made by Karen, the queen of scrap quilts!
This quilt really showed how she can make something from nothing. She started with some small crumb blocks that made with leftovers from a quilt I made years ago called Teal Tomorrow. The frames are all leftover backing fabric from veterans quilts! When I trim the quilts I save the sides of the backing pieces and pass them on to Karen. She put them all together in this quilt in a way that it looks like she designed it and picked out the colors. It's brilliant.
This backing is one that I dyed a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't happy with the color and I intended to overdye it last Wednesday. But when I bought the stack of quilts home Tuesday night and this turned out to be perfect for these quilts! Sometimes everything works out.
7/19/2019 03:38:03 pm
You're right - sometimes something is just meant to be, particularly if you wait long enough. Another pair of wonderful quilt - both suitable for either a man or a woman, which is an additional bonus.
7/20/2019 07:51:02 am
I love the use of the leftover backing fabrics. Karen did a beautiful job of using them.
7/22/2019 08:52:11 am
Nice job on the quilts! That postcard is stunning!
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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.