I work on veterans quilts when I'm at the sewing days with my quilt club. One a month we get together on a Friday and Saturday for some sewing and a lot of talking.
This is the one that I'm currently working on but it's going to be done next month. I don't like to cut there (for some weird reason) so I like to make kits and have them ready.
Last week while watching TV I got into EQ to design some simple quilt layouts that I might use. I already have 6 tutorials that I can use but I thought I'd see what else I can come up with. Here's what I came up with.
I have some patriotic batiks and I'm thinking this simple layout might work well.
This is a layout that one of our club members did a few years ago and there's nothing easier than a 9 patch!
I'm thinking of using this one for some of my stash of plaid fabrics with this simple layout and combine them with a hand dyed fabric for the frames.
For some reason I bought an Accuquilt die for a rectangle.It was stupid to buy such a simple shape. I really prefer to use the Accuquilt for things like triangles and diamonds. But I have this and it's about time that I use it. There are as many possibilities for a rectangle shape as there are for squares.
I have 2 bins of black, white and red prints and this could be fun to make.
I'm going to pull out some fabrics and cut for a couple of days and see how many kits I can put together.
The first fabrics will be these. My friend Anne and I bought fat quarter packs of these several years ago. She needed my pack to finish a quilt for her brother-in-law. These are the leftovers. I'm going to figure out a way to use them in a veterans quilt.
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.
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