Sunday, June 12, 2005

Shhh!!!

Went to a "secret bee" with some of the ladies from my quilt guild and three other quilters. The host had a gorgeous home with this dream quilt studio in the basement. I had a great time talking, sewing and eating. I actually felt productive. I also had a chance to try out someone's Bernina Aurora 440QE w/the stitch regulator. I was surprised and tickled by how easy it made free motion quilting--with no foot pedal! I went reallllly fast and I went reallllly slow and it made no difference! Amazing! Technology! That's what I'm talkin' about.

Last night I tried that wax pastel technique from Quilting Arts magazine and made a pretty fabric based upon the Swan Nebula--a star nursery. I'll quilt it like wholecloth and call it "Starbirth." Making the fabric was a lot of fun. I felt like I was watercoloring (which is my painting medium) and it was pretty easy to do. I was really happy with the results. I'll post a pic of it soon.

4 comments:

Deborah said...

Hmmmm, it's a secret? You might be wise. When we started Frayed Edges there were some jealous and hurt feelings in our guild. Ho Hum. I can't be the guardian of every one's feelings. We really appreciated those who were proud of us for making our little group a reality. I'm proud of you! And get this: Frayed Edges is meeting tomorrow and we're going to experiment with wax pastels too!

Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

Oooh, hurry up and post a picture...

Karoda said...

can't wait to see what you did with the inspiration from swan nebula.

Gerrie said...

Ohhh! You bad girls. Meeting in secret. Diane and I have a little group that we meet with and have so much fun. I don't think we are a secret anymore, but sometimes we have to be careful because there are those who want to infiltrate!!