Champions Cup Regatta – donation quilt

The Champions Cup Regatta held at Geist Reservior last weekend was a fund raiser for Special Olympics.  A couple weekends earlier – when it was so blasted hot, I pulled this UFO (un finished object – aka unfinished quilt project) off the shelf.  Open the box – surprise – it’s a Christmas quilt!  And, it wasn’t even started!  Ok, so I’ll sew little snowmen when it’s 100 degrees outside.  Wow – look at the cute quilt!  I donated this to the silent auction.

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Clothesline Fabric Bowls

How totally cool is this?!  I love these fabric bowls.  I was going to make one at the ISQG winter reteat – had the pattern and fabric and ready to go.  But – the pattern I had was messy to do, another method I saw someone else do was just as stupid and time consuming.  So, after chatting with another quilter, he taught me his method.  So much better!  After you make one, you want to make one more, then another and another…so far I’ve made about 20 of them!  And I’m teaching a class on this October 15th for the Quilt Connection Guild.

Diamonds in the Water

This is a quilt I made as a fund raiser for our Y-Flyer Sailing Nationals in Mattoon, IL, June 2011.  It is queen size and done in various blues.  The original pattern was in American Patchwork Quilting (I believe).

This is the Double Wave quilting pattern.  Doing this pattern over the entire quilt nearly made me seasick – but it really fit the quilt and the theme.  This is a pantograph pattern, which is what I do mostly.  I’m practicing on free motion quilting, but that certainly takes a lot of practice!

What do you think?

Hello world!

Good Afternoon – Just getting started

This is my new blog about me and my business.  My quilting business is called WandaLandQuilting.  That name came about, well, my name is Wanda, and sometimes I get that faraway look when I’m quilting and my kids called it WandaLand.  Something like where Peter Pan goes.  Now the term WandaLand simply refers to my sewing / quilting room.  I’ve been quilting for over 20 years and have recently purchased a used Gammill Long Arm quilting machine.  I’d like to start my business of quilting other quilters quilt tops.  I’ve also done some t-shirt quilts which I find great fun!

Have a wonderful day!