Saturday, September 25, 2010

Vacations and other things....

My husband and I took off on a sightseeing vacation recently. It is unusual for us but we wanted to go visit these guys in person. It had been about 40 years since I had been to visit! Chief Crazy Horse has changed drastically in that time. He got a face!! They are working on getting his horse's head in place as their next endeavor. Mt Rushmore has improved the walking trails and access to view the monument. The weather was fantastic.
We took beautiful drives through the Badlands National Park as well as Custer State Park which was full of wildlife to include buffalo, prairie dogs, antelope and wild burros that ate apples and carrots from our hands. All in all it was a great trip.
I can't tell you how much I missed my sewing room while I was gone! If only there was a way to take it along so I could have a little therapy each evening! I stopped by a great little quilt shop in Hill City, South Dakota called the Quilt Corral Too. It was a fantastic shop and they were all very nice. I got a few pieces of fabric to fondle while I was away. I have some projects I have been working on since I returned. I will show you those in my next post.
It is a cool sunny Saturday and I am headed to the sewing room!

Friday, September 10, 2010

What an inspirational evening we had at the KC Modern Quilt Guild last night. As always it started with much conversation. Show and Tell was fascinating as it always is. There are some very talented ladies in this group.

The guest speaker was wonderful and so incredibly inspiring. Jacquie Gering showed us her life through her quilts and it was wonderful. She is so talented and her heart is painted all over her quilts. It was really quite a show.

Next meeting will be Cherry House quilts and I am very excited. Should be another great meeting.

We are almost into our weekend! Happy Quilting.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Quilt of a Quilt Artist

I made this little quilt for a quilter friend. She had expressed her love for my City News quilt. It is just a small thing 29x29 so not nearly as large as it's inspiration.
I made a matching pin cusion first and it turned out great.

The most intimidating thing is to make a quilt for a quilter. My
friend is a super talented quilt artist and I feel like a beginner
standing next to her! I just knew she would love it and she did!

This is a Schnibbles quilt pattern but done in the Kona Solids and black and whites that I used for City News. All scraps!! Nothing bought for this quilt....even the batting was a scrap.

I like it so much I may have to make another one day. Enjoy my friend.