Friday, March 3, 2017

Stuff I can't show you...yet

It has been quiet on Wazoo Newsbits this week because I have been working on a secret project for the upcoming retreat talent show. I am very certain now that making this secret object is not my talent! I am pretty funny, though, so I think the ladies will overlook the slip-shod workmanship and find my presentation humorous.
Meanwhile, Mr Wazoo has been busy quilting, and getting things done before we go to Texas later this month. We're going down to visit my Dad and my sister for a few days. Its always a fun trip.
Here are a couple of the quilts he has been finishing up.

I l-o-v-e this quilt pattern!!!I haven't figured out how to make it,
but the quilter says she will give me the pattern. Oh, yeah!!

Panto: Vertigo

Ooh la la! Bright backing, too

Next, he quilted this pretty split nine patch

Panto: Popcorn
I did get this Comfort Quilt for my guild done. I finished the binding last night, and it is ready to snuggle with.
The blocks are scrappy-happy, all with green centers.

Digital panto: Dancing Daisies

The backing and binding are a sweet print, and oh so soft.
While I was working on my top secret project, I did take a break to get this absolutely fabulous scrappy reproduction quilt loaded and ready to quilt. It is a custom job, and will take some time to do. I'm excited to get started, even if it is only to stitch in the ditch. Gotta start with the dull stuff before the fun part begins!

While I was loading it, I noticed how perfect the piecing is.
Impressive  for such a large quilt.
I'm loving the assortment of neutrals!
Tomorrow, I have to get my class samples ready for my two classes at the retreat. That shouldn't take all day, so I'm hoping to get started on the reproduction quilt. We'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Rainy day work

I finished the quilting on the custom order yesterday, and it is so cute!! I hope my customer is happy with it, too.
Bright and cheerful. How could you not smile?

Loving the lemonade

Just a bit of whimsy...

Mr Wazoo took a day off from quilting and put new edging around the rock garden in the back. He was back in the studio today, doing this lovely log cabin quilt. The fabric for the back is wonderful.

I like this different setting

Panto: Rosie

This fabric with the flowers and birds didn't photograph as beautifully rich as it looks in person.
Meanwhile, it rained today...most of the day, and very hard. We haven't had a bonafide rainstorm in quite a while. I love thunder and lightening and pouring rain, but only if I can enjoy it from the inside of my house!! Driving in it is no fun. Tomorrow looks rainy, too, so it will be a studio day for both the Wazoo quilters. (Or all three, if you include the welcome committee...)

Sunday, February 26, 2017


Yesterday, I got off the path and out into la-la land. I should have been working, but when I got the email with what the next UFO selection was, I just couldn't let it go. So I sewed. And sewed. And sewed some more, until the top was done. Now, I can put it on a hanger and get on with work.
This was my plan
This is a close up of the sashing and corner stones, along with the pictures from a nursery rhyme panel

I opted not to use this one...
Georgie is a bit creepy with his hands.

The finished top.
I changed the position of the strip set colors to be more pleasing, and made the borders a bit lighter to keep the sweet look going. It is 57 x 67. Nice size for a small child.
After a day of play, I made the binding for the dresden plate quilt, sewed it on and got the hand sewing done last night while watching PBS. At least I did some customer work...

Quilted and ready for hand sewing

Panto: Flower Festival

The white backing shows the quilting nicely

Light blue binding ready to be sewn down