Friday, May 02, 2008

KC Gets Hammered...

...the town, not the quilter!! Severe thunderstorms swept through our area last night leaving a wake of destruction. We were so very lucky to have escaped without any damage or injury, but folks just a few miles away weren't so lucky. Whether it was a tornado, straight line winds, microburst or just a really bad storm, parts of the area were devastated. Those neighbors are on my mind today.

Yesterday's outing to the grocery store led to the purchase of this FABULOUS magazine. (No wonder my grocery bills are so high!) I love scrap quilts and I especially love the one on the cover here. It looks like a great way to use up some stash of blues and creams. Don't have a lot of yellow but I could certainly do something about that!




The Chinese coins quilt really caught my eye, too. Something about the pieced sashing strips I really like. And star quilts and flying geese always trip my trigger.

I am trying out a new scanner so the photos could be a lot better. This scanner is part of a 3-in-1 printer and is not as easy to use as my old one. Well, if all else fails, I could read the directions!

12 comments:

Karen said...

Ouch, bad news about the storm damage. Enjoyed the photos from the Scraps magazine, though.

Karen said...

I saw the aftermath of the storms on the news today. Looks like it was a real doozy but am glad you are safe.
Looks like lots of future projects for you in tht magazine. I need to see if I can find a copy.

Libby said...

Oh, I heard about the storms and am glad to know that you came through well. Guess I'll just have to stop my complaining about weather *s*
What a great magazine. Scrap quilts are just the best.

Kathie said...

Great issue, I agree
thats Megans quilt! Starburst...
http://www.willworkforfabric.typepad.com/
how cool is that!

Elaine Adair said...

Yes, terrible news about the storms - for a while WE were getting blown sideways, but not by tornadoes.

Love that last scrappy star/goose quilt. When the wind dies down I may just have to find that magazine. That last scrappy one looks like something our friend Bonnie would make, from Quiltville.com

Patti said...

I am so glad you are fine. The weather seems to get stranger and stranger every year. One really wonders what is behind it. I've read several theories - each wilder than the one before. I sure hope things calm down soon.

I picked up that magazine yesterday also - it is a winner!

May Britt said...

Every time I hear about tornadoes in usa I think about if anyone of my bloggerfriends lives there. I'm glad you are safe.
The magazine looks great. The one with yellow flowers really caught my eye too. But I have to wait a bit before the mag is in the shop here. Alays months behind you LOL

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Uh, storm. Not good.

This issue looks GREAT! Wishing I had it. I wonder if I can find it now that the words out... ;)

Mary said...

I bought that issue today - the cover quilt and the blue one were my favorites but I doubt I'll make either one. Glad you escaped damage in the storms.

Jacquie said...

That was quite a night. I still can't believe there wasn't a warning issued. We spent Friday helping friends clean up. They lost part of their roof. Scary stuff!

Bingo~Bonnie said...

ooough I have never seen this magazine title before - but I dont' get to go down the magazine isle very often when I am grocery shopping... I am usually "out of time" with the little ones. Heck, I don't get to the grocery often anymore!

I love that RWB quilt on the cover just a small part of it showing but those RWB geese caught my eye. and that last scan you shared is scrapOlishious! I clicked and made it larger and love it... although I wouldn't have guessed those to be flying geese... ? they look odd for some reason to me. maybe b/c it is after midnight here? LOL

anyway, I am glad you played with your scanner adn shared... for folks like me who other wise would have never gotten to sneak a peak at this magazine!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Bingo~Bonnie said...

was at Wal-Mart today and they didn't have that magazine :(

do you know if they have a website?