Working on veterans quilts
Now that the Christmas postcards are done I'm spending the remainder of my December mostly working on veterans quilts. I'm going to do a program for Country School Quilters in January and want to design a few relatively easy patterns to share.
This current focus all happened because of this quilt that I made with the Indonesian batik scraps. It was so much fun to make a small quilt for a change that I decided to make a few more. Plus we've gotten some feedback from the hospital department that distributes our quilts and that really inspired me to focus on these quilts for a while.
Here are some of the design ideas that I'm working on. I'll make at least one top from each one and then cut up some kits to have at my program next month.
I sewed this one together very quickly yesterday. Once it's quilted I will use the orange fabric in the bars for the binding. The feature fabrics are my "waste fabrics" that I love so much! I'm thinking that this would look great in a larger quilt using shibori fabrics.
Here are 4 kits that I've cut out already. Today and tomorrow are sewing days with Country School so I hope to get the 2 on the right put together by Monday. If I can get those done I will have 4 quilt patterns to share in January. It will be even better if I get them quilted and bound.
We might even have a quilt-along on the blog next year for a veterans/QOV quilt.
12/8/2018 07:47:49 am
Oh, I like those. I really like that one with the strips you made out of "waste" fabric. Very cool.
12/8/2018 08:16:44 am
I love the quilt made with the "waste" fabrics.
Vicki in MN
12/8/2018 08:26:26 am
They are all great but those 2 blue ones really call out to me.
12/8/2018 06:19:12 pm
I like the use of orange combined with your waste (NOT!) fabrics. Orange isn't a popular colour it seems and it's nice to see it get some credit.
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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.