I didn't have to leave the house all weekend except to go outside and stack some wood. That is a pretty good sign of a nice weekend. One of my accomplishments was getting 2 more rows of stars quilted on Mom's quilt. If not for 4 football games (Fly Eagles Fly) I probably would have finished the last 2 rows of stars but I'll have then done by Wednesday.
I also made some progress on my small lap quilts. The next set was for this backing fabric. I have enough of it for 2 quilts.
I'm really pleased with these 2 plaid-looking quilt tops. I'll make some more in this style for sure. I think they could use these for either lap quilts for kids or wheelchair quilts for adults.
The next set of quilts will be for this wild, bright back. I've had this fabric for a number of years. I remember buying it at a quilt show. The vendor had a bunch of these 4-yard pieces for a real bargain. I used one of them and this one has been languishing in my stash for a long time. I think it's perfect for some bright lap quilts for children. I've got the strips ready for the first quilt.
In between I got all of my batting scraps out and started cutting them down and piecing bits into the lap quilt sizes.
So far I've got about a dozen batts ready for the little quilts and plenty of batting to still work through.
I did all of my quilting and sewing this weekend wearing my new hiking boots. It seemed a little ridiculous but I wanted to wear them and make sure they didn't cause any rub spots and I wanted to keep them clean in case I needed to return them. After two days of wear, they seem like they are going to work out perfectly. They are really comfortable. If anyone cares they are Merrell MOAB 3. It's the first pair of Merrell shoes that have ever fit me. Next up will be a long walk in the neighborhood and then off to a local 3 mile hiking trail. that should get them ready for our next hiking adventures.
This week will be more little lap quilts, more quilting on Mom's quilt and some crochet. I also hope to pick up my new phone on Friday.
1/23/2023 12:10:38 pm
Your backing fabrics coordinate so well! I especially like the one you are using on the children’s quilts. What kind of batting do you use?
1/23/2023 01:10:47 pm
great minds think alike - I have a pair of Merrell Vibram I got them last year and love them - mine look almost the same as yours but a little more tan color
1/23/2023 03:13:41 pm
I love the blue quilts - they look like gingham!
1/24/2023 06:51:21 am
My current daily wear shoes are the Moab 2. I have been buying and wearing Merrells for years. I have liked some styles more than others.
1/24/2023 08:05:57 am
Never heard of that brand of boots. Love the Buffalo plaid quilts!
Vicki in MN
1/26/2023 08:27:23 pm
I am pretty sure those are the same hiking boots I got, love mine!! I spent part of a day cutting and frankensteining batting for runners. The batting scraps runneth over!
1/27/2023 05:50:26 pm
Ahhhh - a couple of days at home without having to go anywhere is my idea of heaven which seems odd after all the enforced staying at home over the past couple of years. It's still my happy place.
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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.