I met my main goal of yesterday to get 2 veterans quilts quilted.
We have a friend, Nancy, in our quilt club who spent about a million house making a queen size Bonnie Hunter quilt. She had a LOT of leftover blocks that Becky took and made into these 2 veterans quilts.
Those quilts gave me a beach feel so I used the Ebb and Flow pantograph on them.
Then I moved on to my second project of the day.
Mom and I have lunch with my cousin every month. The last time we met she asked me to make something for her. She never asks for anything so I was happy to help her out. The challenge is a pouch for carrying a set of utensils. She doesn't like to eat with plastic utensils so wanted something that she could use to carry clean and dirty utensils in her purse. The idea I had was to start with 2 washable napkins. A set of utensils can be wrapped in a napkin that can be stored in a zipper purse. After she's used the utensils she can wrap them back in the napkin to keep the pouch clean. At home she can wash the napkin and she will have a clean napkin on standby to refill the pouch and be ready for the next day.
I chose one of my metallic printed fabrics that coordinate with these vintage overdyed napkins. I love having a stash of special fabrics for projects like this.
The pouch is lined in turquoise. Here it is finished and open showing the wrapped utensils inside.
Here it is closed. I even did boxed bottom corners. I think this will be much better than the broken plastic box that she's currently using. Now I just have to remember to take it with me Friday when we meet up for lunch.
Today's plan is to quilt 2 more veterans quilts and then I can think about quilting Groovy 3. The backing is dyed and just needs a good ironing.
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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.