Tuesday, July 23, 2013

What's new, Wazoo?!

It sure is the summer doldrum around here; people have left on vacations to see family or just try to find a place to beat the heat. Good luck with that! Mr. Wazoo loves the hot weather and has spent much of it digging in the dirt and mowing lawns. He does his quilting work and then heads outdoors for some 'yardwork'. His word for digging and fussing with the borders and flower beds. I don't know how he stands it! Walking to the mailbox just about melts my hair!! I prefer to stay in and quilt.

So quilt I did! I finished this HUGE quilt in one day (thankfully, she wanted a pantograph!)

I also did this beauty of a Hawaiian quilt. This one was custom and also took a full day to quilt. I love it!

I had a fun time on the weekend finishing another one of my UFOs, too. I can't believe how many of these boxed square quilts I have made. That should prove to you it is a super easy and fun quilt to make. I made this one with earthy batiks and an aboriginal fabric for the border. The pop of color in the inner border is something I love to do with my quilts. I bound it with a clay colored batik, but haven't taken a photo of that yet.

the backing

And last, I made a couple of charity quilts with orphan blocks and left over bits from other quilts. I really need to cull my scraps, and these used a pile of them! The blocks started out 9 patch, then split and turned so they formed the sashing and cornerstones. Cool! Binding from the bin finished them off. Hooray!
number one

number two

That's it for the week at Wazoo. Mr.W managed to do a few customer quilts, so I will continue to employ him. ha ha ha. 
I started my next project. I chose these fabrics and have everything cut out now and ready to sew blocks. I think tomorrow at my sewing group I will get them sewn. Gee whiz, I really love quilting!!