Friday, August 10, 2012

It's Friday! Time to get ready for the WAZOO retreat

We have done quite a few quilts this week and now I have to switch gears and get ready to host another WAZOO retreat. Sunday I am off to the Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring to sew and have fun with my group for three days! Hopefully, I wil get the quilt top made for my son and his wife so it can be finished before we go off to Texas at the end of the month.
Meanwhile, enjoy some lovely customer quilts done by myself and Wazoo 2 this week.
Have a happy quilty weekend!
I got to quilt this beauty. I love it, and I don't think any fabric is repeated.

I put it on my bed to show how big it is. Wow, 5" blocks...

I did this to practice my quilting from the Craftsy class.


a peek at the back

Wazoo 2 did this one

I did this one. I love the rick-rack waves on the water.

the back is a yummy hand dye.

Wazoo 2 again

great fabric combo, isn't it?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fun quilt finally quilted

I was in Crafty Quilters quilt shop in Sebring, FL and saw these fabrics and HAD to have them.We were at my Wazoo retreat, so I dropped everything else and made this quilt. Months later, I finally had a bit of time to get it quilted and bound. It turned out just as pretty as I thought it would. Sometimes serendipity plays a part in creativity. Hey! Works for me!

I wish the colors would look right in pictures. This looks duller than the real thing.

the pattern is from Happy Hour Quilts book

a peek at the back...a steal at $3 a yard!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Yippee!! Big, giant, humongous, project finally done!!!

I do quilting for a friend who has a remarkable business renovating quilts and making beautiful memory quilts for people. She made this quilt for a client out of wedding clothes, her husband's ties, and even her graduation gown! I think if someone handed me a pile of bridesmaid dresses, ties and a grad gown I'd run screaming from the building. Fortunately, she takes the 'sow's ears' and makes beautiful quilts out of them. The fabrics presented a huge challenge for the quilter, as they were different weights and weaves. The taffeta and metallic ones were the worst culprits for snagging and running, so I used a ballpoint needle (actually, I used 5 of these...they break and dull easily) and worked really s-l-o-w-l-y. Not my usual speed, but it worked. Anyhoo, after several starts and pick-outs, I finally finished the quilting. I think the owner will certainly be pleased!
This is the quilt; the rest of the quilt is hanging over the back of the table! It's HUGE

some quilting detail

a peek at the back

Oh yeah, my friend also makes tee shirt quilts! Here is the front of the quilt...

and here is the back! Two sided, and very nice.

I quilted around the 5 on the front, and this is what it looks like on the back. Cool, huh?