Sunday, April 23, 2006

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Sunny and calm in KC this morning--almost too pretty to stay indoors and quilt. Just almost...
Here is a photo of the string quilt I started one autumn. I pulled it out of the UFO pile and am now thinking about borders, etc. I am thinking of using some Gwen Marston-style string blocks or houses. First I'll have to dig through the fabric stash and hope for a discovery of some similar fabrics!

Yesterday was a no-blog day due to Girls Day Out with sister and sister-in-law, both non-quilters (sigh) but mega-shoppers. So we headed to Osage Beach outlet mall (one of the few good ones left) and did a bit of damage to the plastic. Had wonderful Mexican food and margaritas and hit an antique mall on the way home. All in all, a pretty grand day.

As I am learning to post photos to my blog, I plan to put up some oldies I've made in the past few years. I lean toward folkart and primitives, as you'll see, but am trying to expand my horizons. I am also trying really, really, really hard to learn free-motion quilting on my Bernina. I just recently took the plunge and purchased the BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator). There is definitely a learning curve but each day I see a tiny bit of improvement. I am using it to quilt a "practice quilt" and will (hopefully VBG) post a picture of that work in progress tomorrow. Posted by Picasa


CJ said...

Hi! I just found your blog, your string quilt is fabulous! I'm a Missouri gal too, although we're parked down in Arkansas in our RV right now, have been for awhile :).

Which Bernina did you get? I LOVE the BSR foot, isn't it wonderful!

Which Mexican place did you eat in at the lake? We go up there occasionally, my inlaws live in Columbia.

Tonya R said...

Hi, I was searching for blogs which mentioned Gwen Marston and I found you. I'm a fellow fan. I've made loads of her houses.

I love this quilt - incredibly dynamic, rich colors. Can't wait to see what you choose to do.

I envy you your Mexican food and Margaritas. I'm living in Egypt right now and that's just not something that we can get (not that's worthwhile anyway).

Welcome to blogging.