I'm officially caught up on veterans quilts for 2 weeks. I know I'll get more at the meeting on the 14th but for the next 2 weeks I can work on the lap quilts and practice the quilting from my online class.
This quilt was made by Mom and has a good story.
My Mom and I (but mostly Mom) have been working on my Great Grandmother's UFOs. One of her UFOs was a bunch of arcs to make a double wedding ring quilt. They weren't really shaped consistently enough to make a DWR so she brain-stormed with Becky at sewing one weekend and they came up with this idea and I think it looks great! She has tons of the arcs left and is using some to make a baby quilt for my cousin's first grand-child.
The final veterans quilt is my 7th for the year. This will be the last for a while because the next one that I'm working on will take February and March sewing days to get it done. I'm cool with that. My goal is to make 10 veterans each year and I've already made 7 so I'm way ahead of schedule. I'll make plenty more before the year is out.
I've also been piecing more lap quilt tops. The multi-colored one is the last one it the previous purple-centric. Next I pulled the fish fabric and I have enough of it to back 3 lap quilts. I did 2 in the diagonal blocks and one in the blue squares with gold centers.
Yesterday I had an hour in the morning and decided to load these 2 for quilting and I actually got them loaded and quilted within one hour! In the afternoon I had an hour before dinner and I got started on the binding and got them totally finished in 45 minutes. These little quilts are going to be so much fun to make. I'll see what the charity thinks about them when I deliver the first batch.
The reason I started with these 2 quilts is that I knew that I wanted to donate them as wheelchair blankets and they aren't really candidates for floral quilting. My quickie wavy crosshatch was perfect for them.
This weekend I plan to do lots more piecing and quilting of the lap quilts. But if I get distracted by something else I'll do that too. I hope you have a great weekend.
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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.