Friday, March 13, 2015

Day One - Strings - Gwen Marston

Lucky me, and 19 other quilter's who spent a day with Gwen Marston last weekend. Liberated Strings, bringing the past into the present with fabulous samples to study and emulate.

Her work is so recognizable. I love the red, such a great contrast for her string blocks.

A great use of the lighter backgrounds, everything from cream to grey to tan.

I couldn't get this next one to turn, but it still looks fantastic.  I love the shirtings, and the varying amount of strings inset into each block.  A subtle Americana piece (to me).

As usual, Gwen has super samples to hang in the front of the class.  I have her String book and love the antique quilts that she profiles.  A great way to get the creative juices flowing.

Samples of student work, none of it is mine.  I have no idea why I don't have any photos, but I will show them at a later date. Think cheddar and contrasting CW prints.

I loved the background used on the sample below left. 

At first I thought this was mine, but quickly realized I didn't make nearly this many blocks.

Day 2 & 3 to follow......

Note to Gwen - Thanks for taking a few hours to talk with me Sat evening, you have no idea what that meant to me.  Thanks you from the bottom of my heart.

Hope you have found time to stitch this week!


Janet O. said...

Looks like a wonderful experience!

Kyle said...

Wow! Lucky you!

Nancy said...

How fortunate to be able to take a class from Gwen.

Lori said...

I love Gwen and enjoyed her string class immensely! Looking forward to seeing your blocks.

Louise said...

I was sad not be able to attend this time around...I am such a fan!!😢 from way back! Thank you for posting the photos Sharon.

Mimi said...

Lucky you to be with Gwen. Love her stuff. Love the pix you showed, too. Can't wait to see yours.

Nifty Quilts said...

Lucky you! Wish I'd been there at the table next to you.

Barb said...

Weee! How fun to spend a day sewing with Gwen!
love seeing the projects

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