Sunday, August 24, 2008

Working in the Studio

I've been in the studio most of today, & will be going back when I'm done posting this. I'm working on my friend Margaret's Lone star quilt. It's one of those quilts I always admire, because I'd never piece one myself. I'm having fun quilting it. There are a few threads hanging in the picture, I have since buried them.
I am taking clues from the fabric on how to quilt it. The borders are Patricia Campbell's Fossil fern.
The plain squares are a subtle petroglyph print, so I am making rings of similar figures. I'll background quilt it with a quieter thread in little swirls.


I was afraid I'd be learning all over on Lily, after a good 5 weeks of not using her, but it's been fine. I can't stand for a long time, but my saddle seat stool works good. The knee is doing well. I have to start "lunges" on Tuesday. That thought frightens me a little, but Ginny has never hurt me, & I trust her, so I'm sure it'll be fine.

Oh, & thanks for the warning about the red mushrooms, but not to worry we know they are poisonous, we would never eat them, I just like taking their picture.

10 comments:

Steph said...

thats very pretty!!! it looks great. Glad to hear that your Knee is doing good. The lundges shouldn't be to bad. I mean if I can go to the gym and walk on the treadmill with my bumbed out knee you can do the lundges I have faith in ya

Steph

Fran├žoise said...

The quilting looks very nice.
Good to hear you are doing fine.

Kay said...

Beautiful quilting Deb.

Vicki W said...

You have really mastered Lily!

Helen Suzanne said...

the fossil fern quilting is lovely. Good going with the knee!

Allison Ann Aller said...

You are definitely a creative quilter!

Granny Lyn said...

Just like riding a bike, huh?? You and Lily must be like old friends, now.

I love the lonestar, my aunt made me one years ago, that I treasure!

Myra said...

Lovely quilting. Love the fossil fern! Looks great!
Take care of that knee!
happy stitchings!

rianammerman said...

Excellent, Deb! I love the lacy leaf pattern you did in the fossil fern.

Gaia Quilter said...

The petrograph quilting lines were clever, love the fossil fern quilting also.