Friday, March 9, 2018

Back from retreat!

We all had a fun time in Toccoa, sewing and chatting. The WiFi was dismal, so I didn't attempt to post on the blog. I will just say I had a wonderful time and show you some of the things I got done.

I made two quilts like this one. One for Hugs and Kisses, and one for Heart to Heart.

I made 20 string blocks...and the bag I took the strings in is still full!!
We all helped the kids that were there with their mom, who sells homemade soaps, lotions and household products. The eldest daughter machine quilted the bed quilt she made from the fabric we all donated to her last year. She did a good job, and I helped her with the binding, sewing it down with invisible thread so the quilt would be finished and ready to use.
I also taught my one student the table runner, and made another one just like this one.

Now, I have two of these!
While I was off having a good time, Mr Wazoo was home quilting. He finished these quilts for a Florida customer, and two more for local ladies.

It may be 36 degrees outside, but this quilt makes me feel like Spring.

Panto: Hearts aflutter

Better seen from the back

This one is equally cheerful!

Panto: Daisy Swirl

This sampler is the customer's first quilt ever!! Good job!
Panto: Small Splat
I don't have a photo of the second quilt. Oops!
I was busy on two machines today, finishing the custom quilt on my Gammill and doing a pantograph on a tee shirt quilt with the APQS. I finished both of them after 6:00, so supper wasn't ready until 7:30! Its now 10:00 and I am pooped...still tired from retreat, I guess.


Nice backing, too.

Tee shirt quilt, the first quilt by this customer!

Panto: Dazzle

Soft flannel backing.

Fatigue has set in and I must go to bed. Until tomorrow, and more quilting with Wazoo.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Getting ready for retreat

Golly! I'm pooped already and I haven't left the house yet. I waited until the last minute again and had to sew like a mad woman to get my demo quilt made and my class sample ready. I also cut all the bits for another of the class project to make while I'm there and to demonstrate for my one student. Yup. One student. This time out, very few people signed up for classes. Kay and I are the only games in town at the retreat, and with one student, I don't have to use a classroom! We will sit together and sew like friends should.
I plan to take three of my strip bins and make some string blocks. I will probably take a nap, too.

My class sample Dimensional Flying Geese table runner
Hot off the presses. ha ha

I made this quilt and quilted it for my demo of how to add binding invisibly

Panto: Flower Power

The backing. And the binding sewn to the back. Hmmm...

Now, I just have to pack, pack my sewing supplies, get some snacks, go to the ATM and go to Toccoa! Hooray! I'll see you all in three days.