I'm a little distracted and this is why. Our house is over 25 years old and over that time the house has settled along with the sidewalks. It was time to do some drainage work, get new sidewalks and regrade the driveway. We are adding drainage basins in the driveway and at the end of the brick gutters so hopefully this will eliminate some of the pools of water that collect during rainstorms. The old sidewalk was about 5" thick so it took 2 days to remove. Now we wait a few days for the ground to dry out some and they can start the sidewalks.
It's really messy so I just keep repeating "It will be worth it in the end"...almost like a prayer.
When I'm distracted like this I find that I need "easy" things to do and that's why I'm working on veterans quilts again.
This scrappy 4-patch was made by Cathy and she's been waiting on it for a while. I did some quick all-over swirls on this one.
With the block design in this quilt I decided I wanted something a little more custom to highlight the block pattern. I don't know who pieced this one.
For quilts like this I generally do some sort of continuous curves design. Once you have a travel pattern you can add any kind of swirls, spikes or feathers to the curve. I quilted the block in 2 passes (top of the block left to right and the bottom right to left). Each pass included one edge of the blue section.
I think it made a nice pattern on the back.
I have a couple of more quilted and will get them trimmed and photographed today. Then I have lots of fabric to wash out.
9/23/2016 12:20:30 pm
we are in the process of doing the same thing - all the water pools at the foot of the driveway by the house - we have been digging things up and ordered the drainage pipes very like what you have.
9/23/2016 12:43:44 pm
Really nice quilting! Can't wait to get back to mine after our quilt show next weekend. Everyone's quilts are here at my house to lay out the show, so forget about working.
Becky in VA
9/23/2016 01:02:00 pm
Wow - your wonderful quilting really brings these tops to life. Nice job! Hope the drainage work proceeds without any other issues.
9/23/2016 11:40:46 pm
Your quilting on those quilts is an inspiration! Landscape upheaval for drainage is not nearly as much fun as for new plants or features -- but did I understand from your earlier post, you're going to get an outside wall to mosaic out of it??
9/24/2016 06:24:11 am
OMG...what a mess in your yard. but i'll bet it will be fabulous when done. I love seeing the designs on your veterans quilts. so many cool ideas.
9/24/2016 07:21:39 am
I am sure it will all come out well with the drainage work.
9/24/2016 11:31:48 am
Lovely quilting! Good luck with the repairs.
9/24/2016 11:41:32 am
It will work out in the end. I do like that first quilt!!!
9/24/2016 05:04:21 pm
Love, love, love the quilting on the second one.
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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.