Saturday, March 25, 2017

Finally!! A finish!

I have been working on and off on the same customer quilt for a couple of weeks and am happy to say, it is finished! This is a beauty. Perfect quilt in every way...all points perfect, all seams straight and all those little pieces fit together perfectly. I wish I could be this precise. Plus, it's fabrics are wonderful and there are hundreds of different ones to enjoy. I love it.

I posted a slide show of the Pigeon Forge show, but want to explain one of the most unbelievable quilts. This quilt was Best of Show, as well as getting the award for best hand quilting. Yes folks, this quilt was hand quilted ! What kind of obsessed person would hand quilt all that stippling!! Yikes!

Good friends...good quilty fun!

Me, Kay and Debra
Mr Wazoo has been reveling in the Spring sunshine, but also getting his work done. He basted a couple of baby quilts, and quilted these before going outside to spread mulch on the gardens.

Panto: Flamingo sunset

Panto: Small splat

The back yard rock garden is starting to show some color.
Spring can't be too far away.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pigeon Forge Quilt Show

Yesterday, I took a trip with a couple of friends up to Tennessee for the Pigeon Forge quilt show. The show was beautiful and very well laid out. I didn't photograph everything, but did get pictures of the quilts I liked best. For some reason, the slide show cuts off a bit of the pictures around the edges, but you'll get the idea and enjoy the quilts anyway.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

All day stitch in the ditch

I spent the entire day stitching in the ditch. And I'm still not done!! Tomorrow, I'll wrap it up and get on with the quilting.
Thankfully, it is a beautiful quilt and easy to stare at for hours on end!

Mr Wazoo had some pressing yard duties since we had been away for a week. Mowing, weeding and dead-heading  took a while...then he put on his next job and got a good start before it was time to get dinner going.

Oh yes...I promised to show you what I was working on for a few days before the retreat. The old lady who swallowed the fly!! Except, I made her the sweet quilter who swallowed a fly! And a spider, bird, cat, dog, goat, cow and horse!! I think they enjoyed the song, and the crazy puppet swallowing everything whole! I know I had fun hamming it up for the 'crew'!
I had to give her a really big mouth for all that swallowing...
Here she is with all her lunch items!
Here we are in action! The bugs and animals are in the white bin waiting their turn to be eaten.
They laughed...eventually.

We're Back!!

After a week away in Texas to visit my Dad, we are back in Georgia, ready to go to work.
Before we left on our trip, I had the opportunity to go to Roswell, GA for the Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild show held at the lovely plantation from which it gets it's name. Bulloch Hall is beautifully preserved and created a wonderful backdrop for the quilts. Too bad every guild can't have such a fitting locale for their shows! My friend Kay had two quilts in the show, and won a ribbon on her 'The Bride Wore Red' quilt. In the slide show, you'll get a peek of Kay next to her Toulouse Lautrec quilt.

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In Texas, I gave a trunk show of forty quilts for the ladies of the Killer Bees quilt guild. I had a fun trip, and a great visit with Dad and my sister before heading home to the studio and some quilting. I'm happy to be home in Georgia, and re-energized to do what I love.