Thursday, March 28, 2019

Barn Quilt painting with Suzi Parron

We enjoyed a fun afternoon at guild yesterday with Suzi Parron's talk and slide presentation about the Barn Quilt trails in America and Canada. Today, 24 fortunate members painted their own barn quilts with Suzi, Enjoy a slide show of quilting friends having a grand day together.

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On the home front, Mr Wazoo quilted and finished more customer projects.

It's hard to believe the fabrics in this beautiful quilt are all batiks! I love the patterns.

Panto: Bali inspiration

The pattern shows well on the back.

This quilt was the product of one of the guild's Sewcials.

The scrappiness is really enhanced by the black frames.

Panto: Primrose swirl.
I managed to get the first of three customer quilts while monitoring the class today. I may have missed a day in the studio, but I did some needed hand sewing.In case you didn't know it, we have a barn quilt on our house. Mr Wazoo painted it, and I made the matching quilt!
Halfway up the driveway, this is the view of the house.

Hey! I see the redbud is blooming!! Oh yeah, there's a barn quilt way up there, too.

Here is my barn quilt!

Monday, March 25, 2019

More quilting and a fine finish

We have been very busy with quilting, and because I actually took a day off for the Pigeon Forge show, I am sorely behind with my part of the work. Let's start with Mr Wazoo! He not only did his quilting, but he has done all the Spring prep in the yard and gardens. No wonder he goes to bed at 8:30.

The fabric selection in this quilt is wonderful. Simple blocks show off the elegant fabrics perfectly. I like it!

The customer made the quilt for herself, and requested a flowery panto. Mr W used Small Splat, one of our favorites.

The backing is this shimmery bronze print. I am in the process of sewing on the binding the customer sent along.It is made from all the fabrics in the quilt.

This tee shirt quilt was made by another customer for her daughter. The girl decorated a tee shirt every year for her birthday, and Mom used quite a few of them. A nice moment for this year's birthday! Mr W had it quilted and ready for me before the day ended.

Panto: Square Spiral

Purple back. I have to do the binding on this one, too. It will be from the black polka dot sashing fabric.
For the sixth day, I worked on the Glacier Star, and finished it! There was some picking and re-quilting, but I think it was worth it!

Ta da! I hope you like the pictures of the quilting.

That's it for now!
Remember the horse quilt with the baggy block? I had sprayed the block with starch and let it dry to try to shrink it into submission! Job well done! The block shrunk and I was able to do the quilting pass without any puckers. The quilt isn't square, but it is done. The customer was happy.

The bottom right square was the trouble maker. Nice and flat now.

Panto: African Samba

The backing is a super soft flannel.
I also quilted this memory quilt made from men's ties. The customer made it for her friend whose husband passed away. What a great friend.

This is a nice way to use ties. One of them has all the Winnie the Pooh characters on it!
Panto: Paradise Feather
Batik backing

On Sunday afternoon, I quickly quilted this sweet appliqué quilt for a guild member.
It was hand appliqué, and was beautifully done.
Panto: Stitcherie
A peek at the back.
By the end of the day, I was bushed! The binding is on one quilt, and the other two will have to wait. Tomorrow is guild day and I have an out of town speaker to host. Suzi Parron, the barn Quilt Trail lady, is speaking and teaching a barn quilt painting class on Wednesday. They should both be fun for the members. Before turning out the lights, I loaded a baby quilt I need to custom quilt for a Florida customer. It is a fairly easy one, so shouldn't take long. 
The customer made another one like this and sent me the picture of my quilting to follow again. Deja vu!

Here's a giggle for you. This is what Molly does with her favorite toys. She gathers them up in a pile and lays on them. She's such a nut!
Say good-night, Molly!