Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Another big quilt and a decision made for the 2016 raffle quilt

This is the week of the giant quilt, I swear it is!! Another quilt done and packed for shipping.
I went to the board meeting for the Disconnected Piecers guild tonight and presented my two quilt ideas for the next raffle quilt. They chose the one I designed with a dresden plate border. I really like the design and can't wait to choose the fabrics for it! Thanks to EQ for finally recognizing us Mac users. It was easy to use. Beats graph paper any day!
This weekend is the retreat for the guild, and I will get a few blocks mocked up to see how they look. I am looking forward to a retreat where I am not in charge of anything! Oooooh! Sewing time, here I come.Mr Wazoo will be holding down the fort with Miss Molly for a few days. It will be fun for them, too. I'll be getting my stuff packed and ready tomorrow. Yippee!

Very pretty Civil War sampler, really huge!

It is so big, it hangs to the floor on both sides of the machine table, which is 4 feet off the ground!

Panto: Rosie

Another wonderful Civil War sampler from the same customer!

Feather meander with piano key border

the back

My design for the raffle quilt, simple but complex at the same time. I can't wait to start!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Third place in NQA!

I am excited that the raffle quilt for the Peace River Quilters Guild got a third place award at the National Quilting Association show in Columbus, Ohio. This is the quilt you see in my header on this blog. I quilted it for the guild. Sometimes it's nice to be recognized for my work, and I think this is a tip of the hat to Wazoo.
Now, I just have to get the Disconnected Piecers Guild raffle quilt in the works!! Stay tuned for that.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Big, Bold and Beautiful!

The quilts I have done in the last few days have been HUGE! Three big quilts in three days, not too bad. The aqua and tan quilt was made for a sister's 50th anniversary gift. Wow, that's quite a gift! My customer is off to Newfoundland to deliver it.
You may recognize the blue and tan stars quilt as Bonnie Hunter's My Blue Heaven. My customer took the class from Bonnie while she was here and made this scrappy, wonderful quilt. I finished it with scrappy blue binding and a nice label because my customer has neuropathy in her hands, making handwork difficult. My little gift to a great customer.
The zig-zag quilt was made by my friend, June, who loves to create with oriental prints. She must have had a scrap from every quilt she has ever made to get this variety in her king sized jewel. I quilted it with an edge to edge pattern of oriental clouds. It turned out really nice.
I also did a custom quilt this week that is all wool applique. The photos must be in Mr Wazoo's camera. I'll post them when I download his pictures.
Have fun quilting!

I only have this snap of the Newfoundland bound quilt. Mr Wazoo is pitiful at picture taking...

Bonnie Hunter's pattern, My Blue Heaven

It's a two block quilt. Makes a great statement in these scraps.

I quilted it with the Texas Fan pantograph

The back is cool, too!

This quilt is really big! Here it is from the back of the quilting table

June's marvelous oriental zig-zag

pretty prints and fluffy cloud quilting

Turned out stunning!