I'm happy to say that these weeks of dyeing 100 yards of fabric are almost at an end. I have possibly one more in August and that's it. It's good because it's exhausting. On the positive side, I now have a routine for dyeing high volume, I've gotten some great exercise and I've listened to a lot of good books while ironing. The down side is that I've done virtually no sewing or quilting. Part of that is because of healing my arm but mostly because there's just no time or energy left.
It was good to finally be able to quilt and to get Starts At Sea done but last night I was too tired to work on the binding. Instead I wandered around the quilt storage areas to see what I wanted to quilt next.
This is a oldie from the time when I hosted the Crossing the Drunkard's Path quilt along. I never had a plan for this quilt I just wanted to use up those hand dyed fabrics. They are some of the first fabrics that I dyed and they are white-on-white and it was the first time I played around with mixing my own colors. Anyway, the daughter of a friend is having a baby soon and this would be a good play quilt so I might do a quick panto on it. I have the backing fabric ready for this one.
I also have 4 veterans quilts. (I really have 5 but they get quilted in pairs.) I didn't have backs for these so they have been waiting for a while.
But ordered more backing fabric last week and got these dyed Sunday so I'm ready to go.
I think I'll quilt the baby quilt first and then get started on the veterans quilts. I wonder if it's possible to get these done before vacation......probably not, but it's a worthy goal.
7/26/2018 12:19:09 pm
The "Crossing" quilt is delightful. I love it.
7/26/2018 06:33:36 pm
That's a perfect baby quilt - it will fit with whatever colour scheme the parents decide on. Good size for you to work on too - instant gratification (sort of).
7/27/2018 06:18:49 pm
The baby quilt is lovely. I'm glad it will be finished. There was a lot of work done to get it pieced. Shame to have it languish.
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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.