Saturday, May 21, 2016

Gray day...good for quilting!

We had a foggy, drizzly, gray day here today which means we accomplished a lot! Mr Wazoo had to stay inside and he got some primo quilting done. Our customer commissioned me to finish a baby quilt she was stymied on, and I did! She made the blocks, I added the border and made a back from a panel I had and some red fabric. The binding is a fun bias stripe, and the panto Tim did is called Popcorn.


I can't believe I didn't get a photo of the bound quilt before it was sent to Wisconsin!
This next project is a summer quilt for customer who cleverly used flannel as batting. I was skeptical at first, but it has the weight of a blanket and is very soft and drapey. I used the panto Splat!, and think it looks great. Yes, I did a pantograph...quilt too big for Mr Wazoo's table.

When I finished that one, I slipped in my own quilt and got it quilted. After supper, I finished the hand sewing and now, its ready to send to my Grandson in Arizona. Of course it has to go to guild show and tell first...

Ready for binding!

Panto: Badda Bing

I had an extra block, so it went on the back!

Label and binding

Mr Wazoo stayed busy, quilting a customer quilt for a grandson going off to college, and a customer quilt for a little girl. All in all, a jam-packed day.

He is going to Virginia Tech

Panto: Razzle

Simple, but very pretty

The customer wanted the girl's name in the border, so I added that.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Raffle quilt #2 finished, and a bit of fun

I finished the raffle quilt binding and sleeve so it is ready for show and tell next Tuesday. After that, someone will make a beautiful label and then it goes to the quilt ticket sales person. Good bye for now, Big Red.
binding and sleeve done!!

Ready to go
Today, I took a project that has been on the design wall during the raffle quilts week, and sewed it up. This is the quilt I just taught to two guilds a couple of weeks ago and never finished. I will get it quilted tomorrow, and then send it off to my grandson in Arizona. He needs a better quilt since the last one has race cars on it and he is now driving! Time for a young man quilt, don't you think?

blocks languishing on the design wall

Same blocks, ready for quilting!
Mr Wazoo spent his day behind the Gammill, as well, quilting this oriental delectable mountains quilt.

Panto: Shell swirl
After a long day, the rain stopped and we surveyed the yard before going in for supper. Tim has done such a good job making this a lovely place to come home to! Enjoy the view, and we'll be back tomorrow.
These shrubs are new, planted before the rain came.
They are flowering up a storm, but will be variegated greens most of the summer.

Things are filling in here in the back yard.
Those pansies just don't quit!!

My Mother's Day gift is blooming, too!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Racing toward the finish line

Rainy day in Georgia, so quilting was in full swing yesterday.  I got an early start and finished all the quilting on the guild raffle quilt. Late in the day, I sewed the binding and sleeve, and applied them as well.
Ta Da!!

It is queen size, so here is a pic from the back of the machine

Border treatments

Motif in the open areas

Some of the appliqué

My favorite bird

A peek at the back

Ready for binding's now done, too!

Mr Wazoo did the second of two flying geese quilts from the same customer. I like this one even more than the other one! Nice!

Panto: Fantasia
After a trip to the orthopedic doctor, I will be starting another customer job today. This is my last visit since having my knee replaced. It still hurts and is very stiff sometimes, but I am confident that will be better with time. Ah, old age! Who ever thinks about it while they are beating up their joints in their youth? I sure didn't! Off to work!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Working on the weekend

Saturday and Sunday the weather was fabulous, but I sure didn't get to enjoy it! Over the weekend, I finished the Florida raffle quilt and pillow cover and this morning, had them packed and off to the guild.

A bit of the detail

The quilt

The pillow cover
Today I am doing the stitch in the ditch on the Georgia guild raffle quilt.
Stitch in the ditch all finished

Starting on the fun quilting!

Mr Wazoo did this sweet baby quilt on Sunday, and I did a model train quilt for a customer rush  job. It was a nice break from custom work, but I had to jump right back in to keep up with the demand for unique quilting.
Mr W's baby quilt

Panto: Angel Wings

The customer printed photos of the Misty Mountain Train display
and made them into a quilt for her husband.

Even I recognize the Georgia capitol building!

In the evenings, I have been hand sewing repairs on this customer quilt.
It is supposed to rain on and off the rest of the week, so quilting will be our number one activity. We'll be having hot dogs on the grill tonight instead of spaghetti and meatballs since it isn't likely to be nice tomorrow night. That's okay by me because I love a good old fashioned hot dog. Hebrew National are my favorite with Oscar Mayer running a close second. Yum!