Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Easter, Everyone!

No quilting going on. I am in Texas with my family enjoying my grandson. We are so grateful for the new little baby and for his wonderful parents. We'll be back to Wazoo next Thursday and back to all things quilting.
Until then, have a wonderful Easter.
Four generations; My Dad, me, my son (and his wife) and my sweet grandson. We're staying at my sister's house, so she is here with little Dechen, too!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Monday, Monday

I spent the morning making blocks for my friend,Kay, who makes comfort quilts for women with breast cancer. She put out a plea for them at the last guild meeting, and since guild is tomorrow, I figured I had better get busy and make her some blocks.

The rest of the day was spent taking apart a horse blanket (yes...a real horse blanket complete with the horse's hair all over it) and figuring out how to make a couch throw out of the parts. Getting the leather buckles and the huge gold braid off was the most difficult part. The fabric is wool and very soft and thick. I had to cut it apart to get pieces that would lie flat because it is shaped like a horse. Duh. A few hours later, I had the whole thing re-sewn and ready to quilt. After supper, I spent another two hours taking apart the blanket's stiff edging so I could salvage the gold cord from around the edge of the original blanket. I plan to incorporate it into the binding. I am using Glide gold thread because it is shiny and beautiful and mimics the gold from the braiding. I hope to finish it tomorrow.

What seemed like two miles of stiff binding finally taken apart...
To get this braid to use in the new binding.

Mr Wazoo spent the morning getting the new tires put on my car and running errands before our Texas trip. In the afternoon, he quilted this pretty winter themed quilt. It has silver snowflakes in the gray fabric, and silver dots on the backing fabric. Classy!

I can't remember the name of this panto, but it has swirling snowflakes on it!
We're expecting another frigid night here, so I plan to add another quilt and snuggle down in bed with my Kindle before heading off to sleep. Stay warm, everybody!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Slow Sunday sewing

I was kind of lazy today, not starting in the studio until almost noon! We had a late breakfast and I cleaned the kitchen before starting in.
I had this really large flannel quilt waiting for me, and was anxious to get started. I was totally impressed with how square and flat this quilt is, seeing it is made of pre-washed, soft and stretchy fabric. The quilting went along like a dream while I listened to wonderful piano music on my Sirius XM radio.

Panto: Basket Case. Customer wanted something loose and simple to keep the quilt soft.

 Mr Wazoo spent the day worrying about the coming freeze and covering the tender plants. He expects the worst all the time. I prefer to think things will be okay in the end. Yin and yang.

The forsythia we planted last summer is blooming like crazy! So pretty.
I hope it doesn't get blasted in the freeze later tonight...