Friday, January 27, 2017


Yesterday, I spent the day quilting the custom happy Summer project. The only disappointment is the pictures don't show the quilting well. I love how it turned out, and hope the customer will like it, too.

Doesn't this quilt make you feel happy!

The maker says there will be an assortment of buttons on the quilt for the flower centers and the watermelon seeds. I'd love to see it all done!

Bzzzz...lovin' the bee skep.

Well...maybe if you squint, you can see the quilting.

The surprise on the back! More bees and watermelon!

Hey! Here's some quilting!
Today, I am having a hooky day to get the quilt of valor done, and then put on a beautiful red and white customer quilt. Oh yes...I really love my job!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Quilts, quilts, quilts!!

We have been working on lots of quilts this week at Wazoo, and I even got a bit of sewing done. I joined a UFO group in my guild, and we listed 12 ufos (unfinished objects)  to attempt to finish in 2017. The leader of the group picks a random number from the list, and we go to work. Number four  for February on my list is a half done quilt of valor. I took a half day off quilting to get the blocks done and sew the top together. Its a scrappy QOV, using my red, white and blue fabrics and a flag panel I had on hand. Now, it needs quilting and binding, and I'm done! Yippee! And February hasn't even started.

The QOV flimsy
I had a custom quilt on the frame the last time I blogged, and after four days, had it finished. The customer didn't want dense quilting, but did want the houses to pop, so I did mostly background fill to tamp down the puffy batt, and add definition to the elements. The whole quilt is so wonderful! I know this is a picture heavy post, but the blocks are just that cute.

Mr Wazoo stayed inside during the beautiful weather and completed these pretty quilts.

I love when a quilt from one of my students comes into the studio!
This spring-like Garden Delight is really pretty!

Perfect panto for this quilt is Splat

The design on this three fabric quilt is really interesting and looks like it would be fairly easy to do. Chalk up another 'must try' for my list!

Panto: Rosie

I like the color combination on this pinwheel quilt

Panto: Brocade

This modern looking quilt is in the latest favorite color combination; gray and yellow.
The start is a nice foil to the large squares.

Panto: Daisy swirl

I took a day from quilting to go to guild and give a talk about the judging process. After guild, I tried to get back to work, but ended up in Molly's chair where I fell asleep for at least an hour! Geezerhood has arrived, and I officially needed a nap. No problem...I take 'em when I can get 'em.
I have been working on a summertime quilt for the last couple of days, and it is so happy, I'd love to make it, too! I think it is the fabrics the maker used...all bright, cheerful prints and solids. Perfectly Summer. I should have it finished today, and will reveal the whole quilt in the next post. Here is a little teaser before I go to the studio and get busy.