Using up batting scraps
I feel like I was very busy yesterday but it included a meeting in the morning and a concert last night so I don't have a whole lot to show for my efforts yesterday.
Except for this one lonely pet bed. Quilting the veterans quilts creates a lot of fabric and batting bits that are too small to save and use. I collect them in a separate trash can. Sometimes I can donate them to a group that makes pet beds but occasionally I find from free decorator weight fabric and I make my own. The friend that went with me to the concert last night also volunteers at Richmond Animal League so I stitched up a quick one to take to her. This one isn't stuffed quite enough but for a shelter dog it will be better than a flimsy towel for a bed. I have a tutorial if you want to make some for yourself.
My big project today is to gather up my piles of donation items and deliver it all to the local thrift store and then wait for the UPS driver to bring the king sized batting that I ordered for the Rainbow Quilt. I have the back loaded and ready to go and want to get started on it this weekend.
I also want to do some glass, make a special postcard for a friend and maybe start a new symmetry project. What are your plans?
3/4/2017 07:19:39 am
I need to get to work on one of several projects. But I have no definite plans.
3/4/2017 09:57:06 am
I have 2 projects in the quilting stages and one project in the choosing the colours stage and I just got a new bag pattern that I'd like to start and then there is this new tunic that is still in the pdf stage and........ oh yes, cooking 2 large chickens for dinner and it's laundry day. Pretty much my usual!
3/6/2017 09:38:04 am
That quilt back is so freakin' cool! I plan on working on my Chinese Coin quilt, get started on my Akron Art Prize piece, and do some house cleaning. The house cleaning always take a backseat to the sewing, but every once in awhile I have to breakdown and clean the place up!
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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.