Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A really productive day

Yesterday, I finished the tee shirt quilt, but when I tried to take its photo, the camera battery died! Today, I added the binding and took the picture. I am hand sewing the binding as I write this. (I took a brief break to post to the blog...I can't type and sew at the same time, but that would be awesome)
The rest to the day was spent sewing the appliqué bits to the guild raffle quilt. I can't believe I got it all done and the borders back on in one day! Woo hoo!
Panto: Square Spiral

Purple binding, too!
Here are the raffle quilt borders.

The bottom right corner

This bird is flying up!

I turned it sideways so you could see the upper left corner
I also took photos of the quilts we finished earlier in the week. 
Mr Wazoo did this one

Panto: Quirky

I custom quilted this sweet paper doll quilt

 Now, I have to go back to the binding! Tomorrow, I am off on a shop still my heart.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Rainy day in Georgia

I am happy it rained most of the day here, because it makes me work in the studio without the longing to go outside and enjoy the warm weather. I finished up the memory quilt last night while watching the PBS program about the National Parks. Binding is easier when there is something interesting to listen to on the TV.
finally done and quilted!

I backed it with a cotton sheet.
I don't mind using them for utility quilts that will
be washed many times.

I chose this stripe for the binding because it has many of the colors from the quilt
Mr Wazoo worked on a pretty blue Turning Twenty quilt. When he finished the quilting, he ventured outside to do some gardening between the bouts of rainfall.

Panto: Featherize
I spent my entire day doing fiddly stuff that is necessary to finish two quilts. First, I made the rest of the appliqué pieces for the guild raffle quilt. I will turn the edges tonight in preparation for machine appliqué.
Next, I prepared the tee shirts for a customer quilt. The recipient will graduate later this month from the local High School, and this is a gift from her mother. Once I had all the shirts prepped, I messed with placements on the design wall. I think this is the winner. Tomorrow, I'll add the sashing and get it ready for quilting.