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Quilt Organizating

Magazines? What magazines?

Yes, I have way too many quilting magazines.  I can’t help myself!  I subscribe to 3 and occasionally pick up one at the local quilt shop.  The problem is, they were stacked too high on the table in front of my TV in Wandaland.  I could hear it, but couldn’t watch it.  In fact, I had to stand up and hold the remote control above my head so it could connect with the DVD player.  Now how sad and goofy is that?!  So, Sunday evening I sat down with the stack of magazines in front of me and went through each one.  I tore out patterns that I liked, tips I wanted to glue into my little notebook, articles I wanted to read, and ads I wanted to actually use.  The quilt patterns I put into page protectors and put into 3-ring binders.  (That’s how I found the pattern for the Nationals Quilt – flipping through old patterns.)  This process took over 4 hours!  Now, I have the patterns organized and I can actually watch the TV now.  Ah, the simple joys of life, an organized sewing room.  (well mostly organized anyway)

Have a great day!

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Other fun stuff

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.

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Charity Quilt

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?

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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!