I'm looking over my to-do list and schedule for the week and it looks like this is going to be a veterans quilt week. I wanted to get my current stack of tops quilted before the meeting tonight and we have sewing days this weekend (where I work in piecing veterans quilt tops) so that's surely a themed week.
Seems like a fine way to spend my time.
I finished quilting these two quilts yesterday. They were made by Margaret from a stash of African fabrics that she purchased at a quilt show. I love both quilt although I did have some thread shredding problems. I got through the quilts and figured that I would need do some machine adjustments. After I took these quilts off I did some testing and everything was fine so I think the problem was the finish on the fabric.
This one was fun to quilt in wavy lines and diamonds. About halfway through I figured out that I only had the problem going right to left so for the rest of the quilt I quilted left to right and it was smooth sailing.
This is such a fun quilt. Notice the difference in the size of the center squares from the black centers to the print centers. I think that one little difference made a huge impact on the quilt design.
This one got quilted with a free-motion Baptist Fan-type motif. I think it works well with the fabrics in the quilt.
Now I'm quilting my twin veterans quilts. One is done and the next row of quilting will start the second one.
Sitting down 15 minutes here and there I'm making progress on all of the half square triangles for yet another veterans quilt top. This one will take a while.
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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.