Welcome to my blog...ponderings of life, patchwork & longarm quilting by WandaQuilts from Montgomery County, TX.

Monday, November 30, 2009

After Thanksgiving Frenzy

The good news in my studio is, I finished a top that I started in 2006. It was a Jody Barrows pattern that went astray w/the help of yours truly, so it got set aside. The 2 different blocks are fairly intricate and were to be alternate blocks for a beautiful quilt but mine did not go together so well. I pieced the 16 intricate blocks to make a medallion and then sorta 'round robin-ed' from there w/limited BG fabric & the alternating blocks. I had to construct 2 additional blocks to have enough to balance & she turned out to be almost 100" square! The fun part is I made 2 'sausage pillowcases' (youtube search) with scraps & the binding. Decide on a backing & this one is ready to quilt! I've got it all neatly put away for now but will quilt it soon. Look for 'Bright Lights/Southern Nights', so named since the original pattern was 'southern' something & these blocks were pieced in a hotel room in Las Vegas during a fitness trade show Jeff was working.  
Next, I have to get Christmas done! 90% of our families are in other parts of the country so I have to get Christmas packages wrapped, labeled, packaged & shipped, usually by Dec 15th. We have a 10 day road trip commencing on or about Dec 10th this year so...OK, the Chicago pkg does not have to be shipped & I can get the new grandson a swingset or a trampoline! Yeah right! Better stick with a stuffed animal & a new outfit.....like a ninja suit! Much better than the monkey suit they put him in for halloween!
Any ideas for quick gift projects?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Won't be doing this again for a long time!

This pattern is by Lori Smith, 'From My Heart to Your Hands' called Golden Memories. I could not resist the sampler pattern in the fall colors. It has wool batting and if it ever gets the binding finished, it will go on my bed. This one was for me.

A Buck a Block Charity Quilt

I pieced the blocks but did not like them so Lois took the blocks and assembled the top. I quilted it & we are giving it to a charity.

A Very Special Quilt.....

These are vintage fabrics! The hearts were cut from hand pieced blocks by 'Granny' (currently 104 yrs. young) and appliqued onto plain blocks. This is a Christmas present from my dear friend Pam for her daughter, Jessica, Granny's great-grand daughter.


This is The Flintstones Quilt, pieced by Lois (my DMIL). This was waaayyyy a shock to the senses so I added the giant ric rak.

Something to Blog About...

I intrigued by this blogging thing.....I love reading other quilters blogs, what they are doing, some even have projects to share! Keeping up my own blog, that's another story. I'm hereby committing to post regularly and figure out how to ad a photo. If it works, here are a few recent quilts....