25 March, 2008

It's A String Thing

I'm working from the front-side of Sundance on this one: "It's A String Thing". This String-X quilt, a pattern from Quiltville (thanks, Bonnie!), measures 68" X 82". I'm making progress. I put the pantographs away and decided to doodle my way around the top by way of free motion. It's going OK, I think I like it. I have marked wide cables on the borders, stay tuned, the learning experience continues and my confidence grows, albeit slowly. I still have much to learn, problem solving every step of the way. This one has the funniest hodge-podge of pieced fabrics on the back. I keep reminding myself that using up the stash is cleaning house at the same time!
Life is Good!




14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece
of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

16 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Best wishes as you continue to find YOUR unique quilting "voice" ~ learning and having fun at the same time...

Laurie Ann said...

The quilting on that x-string is just great. I love it!! I am so happy for you and your new toy. Someday I hope to be in your shoes. Space is the biggest factor right now for me!

Pam said...

It is looking good. It looks like a good quilt to practice on and develop a rhythm - have fun!!

paula, the quilter said...

Congratulations, your quilting is looking good! There must be such a high learning curve with a long-arm but fun at the same time. The String-X is my favorite of all the string blocks.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

OH MAN WOWW!!! (and that's what I said out loud for real)

Am I supposed to contain myself here? I dont think I can. I love your creative self. I truly, truly do.

The Divinity of Doodling Love, *karendianne.

Lisa Boyer said...

Yay!! No pantograph! You're flying! Good for you!

Quilt Memories said...

I have no idea what a pantograph is, but I do know your quilting is impressing me!!Very nice!!!That KMS thing, wow if I could just learn that I would stay out of a lot of trouble...LOL "OLD DOG,NEW TRICKS THING" Was good to talk to you last week, J

Mary said...

It looks good and I love pieced backings so I'm sure the hodge-podge on the back looks great too.

Shelina said...

Pretty quilting - and pretty quilt.

Salem Stitcher said...

Look at those flowers in the white space! They are great!

kjquilts said...

I love it! I'm glad you decided to doodle on this quilt...it really fits the whole "using the bits and pieces idea"!

Barb said...

OH I LOVE IT, this must mean that Sundance II is working and more doable then its earlier rival LOL! Very pretty colors, and the pieced backings are always a favorite for me--learned that idea from a quilting buddy named Laurie!

Carole said...

I'm enjoying reading about your longarm experience! You seem to be getting the groove of things. It's looking good! Keep well!

Libby said...

You are having such fun . . . looks great *s*

Nan said...

Ah yes - Keep Mouth Shut - I must remember that one! A friend told me once I only open my mouth to change feet! LOL
I am loving your quilting experiments - I think you're doing a wonderful job. Thanks for taking us along for the ride!

Leslie said...

*chuckling* KMS, love it!
"Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent and discerning if he holds his tongue. Prov 17:28"