I didn't post yesterday because I didn't have anything fiberlicious to share. Wednesday was "dyeing day" and I had a ton to do. By the time I finished I was too tired to do anything else. But yesterday I was back in action.
We have our monthly sewing days at Country School Quilters this weekend so I wanted to get 2 veterans quilts quilted to deliver back for binding.
This quilt was made by Peg and I think she did it as part of one of Barbara Brackman's quilt-alongs.
I love doing the wavy crosshatch on any quilt that has a grid. I can quilt a quilt this size (48 x 60) in less than an hour and a half with this motif.
This one was made by my Mom. It was a kit left by a friend who passed away a few years ago. She doesn't love it but I like it a lot. It was nice to get two green/purple quilts that I could pair up on one green backing.
I quilted this one with a free form Baptist fan-ish motif. This one is really fast too and I love the texture it creates. This is the green backing that I dyed for these quilts. The thread is purple on top and bottom.
Next up to quilt is the Antelope Canyon quilt. Now for my special treat!
My friend Becky hand appliques and hand quilts her quilts but we baste them on the longarm to prepare them for loading on her hand quilting frame. She brought over this beauty yesterday morning for basting. Isn't it spectacular? I just love it.
I love the opportunity to see any of her quilts up close. She adds in so many little surprises with fussy cutting her applique elements. What a treat!
that is nice that you can finish those veteran's quilts so fast - I assume you bring them back and pass them to others to do the binding? I would not want to bind them all but I guess some do machine stitching for binding and that would go faster I tried it once and mine was not neat!
4/9/2022 07:41:40 am
I love your Mom's green and purple quilt. I think those colors just play so nicely together. Plus, she did a great job on it.
4/11/2022 08:11:18 am
The veteran quilts turned out lovely and Becky's quilt is spectacular! What a smart idea to baste the quilt on the longarm.
4/12/2022 11:31:12 am
Yes, the green and purple quilt was a Barbara Brackman block of the month from 2021. The series of patterns was called Hands All Around: Alcotts. The wavy cross-hatch was perfect for it!
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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.