Here's the problem with me and veterans quilts. I will ALWAYS quilt vets quilts before I quilt my own. They are fast and easy and they are for a GREAT cause. I brought home a big stack from the last meeting because I wouldn't take them in the last 3 months of last year. I knew if I did that I wouldn't get any of my own quilts quilted.
Since I finished 3 of my own projects this month (and the next 2 quilts are really involved) I'm going to motor through this pile and get them done before the next meeting.
Here are the my #5 and #6 quilts of the year.
I know I've shown this before but this is a reminder of how I get so many done so quickly. We make then about 48 x 60 so I can load 2 at a time. I try to pair them up so that I can use the same quilting design and same thread on both. I load them really close so that the quilting just continues from one quilt to the other. One quilting session = 2 quilts. There's such a sense of accomplishment that you can see why I love doing them.
This is the third Elvis quilt that Becky has made (and the last of her Elvis fabric collection). Both of the previous ones have received offers to purchase! People still love Elvis.
We get fabric donated to us all the time and in one of those grab bags Carolyn found this Army fabric.
She matched the yellow in the print to give this simple layout a touch of brightness.
I've actually had Carolyn's top for months just waiting for another top that needed a pale gray backing. Elvis was a perfect partner and the stars and ribbons pantograph was perfect for both quilts.
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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.