What we're doing
I'm still wandering around a bit trying to figure out what to do next. I don't want to get out something new until we get Laura's projects cut and underway. One new project mess at a time is enough. So instead of starting a new project it seemed a good time to be in the basement and get a start in this year's allowance of veterans quilts. I try to quilt 40 a year. Sometimes I do more, sometimes I do less. Last year was a more year and after hearing what these quilts mean to the nurses and doctors at the VA I'm motivated to have another "more" year.
I'm starting with 2 quilts made by my blog friend, Patty. She made a lot of these 16-patch quilts last year and generously sent 2 to me for our veterans quilt project.
I pondered a long time about what thread to use. Eventually I decided to take my lead from the dark lines in the African prints and bring those into the solid fabrics. We'll see how this will look.....I'm not ripping it out. That's rule #1 with veterans quilts. I make a decision and carry it through.
It's going to be bold on the back too!
These should be done by the end of today.
Meanwhile, upstairs Laura decided that she wanted to make a Stack and Whack quilt and that meant a call to Mom for a private class.
Here's the fabric she picked. She and Mom spent an afternoon cutting pieces so she can start sewing this weekend at Country School sewing days.
She's playing with the layouts of blocks in anticipation of sewing. Today shes going to iron a pile of veterans quilt backs for me that I dyed this week! :D
Tomorrow we go to sewing. She will work on her S&W and I'll get back to this Hunter's Star veterans quilt.
1/10/2020 10:19:44 pm
I like the dark thread choice. I couldn't imagine what the turtle fabric would look like in a stack & whack but it's great. I'm looking forward to seeing the final blocks.
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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.