After a horrific two weeks of battling a new computer things are looking much better. I am convinced that my Apple devices talk to each other. No sooner than I got the computer all up and running the iPhone decided to stop working. Off to the Verizon store to discover the battery was dead and of course a replacement for it is no longer available. So a new phone was purchased. Pricey little things, but Verizon knows its stuff and all info was transferred and it works great.
Sunday, February 26, 2023
ONE DOWN AND NUMBER TWO TO GO
Sunday, February 19, 2023
I SURVIVED A NEW COMPUTER AND MADE IT BACK TO QUILTING IN ONE PIECE
This past week has been a nightmare of computer issues. We purchased a new computer. An iMac, 24 inch screen just wonderful. Well, not so fast. Major issues with the file transfers. Hours and hours on the phone with Apple that only made things worse. I finally at my daughter's insistence called Eli her husband. Took him just 15 minutes to get everything straightened out. Needless to say I got little time in the sewing room.I was digging around in the closet looking to update my entry hall wall hangings and happened upon this one. I quilted this myself and the appliqué was done with invisible thread. It reminded me that I can do a decent job quilting smaller items and should attempt my own quilting rather than sending things out to a long arm quilter. I have often said I cannot do free motion quilting, but my Bernina serpentine stitch did a really nice job on this piece.
I was particularly happy with the little fussy cut birds on the boarder.I showed this piece off to my the students I was working with at my last table runner class I was teaching at our local quilt store. Several of the ladies have been asking about appliqué classes. Now they want a class on appliqué so I may have gotten myself into another program to teach. I got my Christmas quilt back from the long arm quilter and it is all bound and a hanging sleave on the back. She did lovely quilting on it, but it is so busy one can't really see it. My husband really likes this quilt. Originally it was to go to my charity group, but he insisted we keep it and hang it in the dining room during the holidays. I admit it is pretty and colorful. I have not completely forgotten my charity group. In between fighting with the new computer and Apple Care I have managed to work at completing some of the blocks for 2 more quilt tops. The large blocks are 14 inch and the smaller ones 10. The good news is that the scrap bins have actually started to decrease in volume.
Sunday, February 12, 2023
I am attempting to update my blog this week from my laptop. Our old Mac has been traded in for a new model. Both are with the the Geek Squad transferring information. While this little baby seems to work well, it is a bit of a chore to work on.
CONFESSIONS OF A FABRIC ADDICT
Sunday, February 5, 2023
PICNIC UNDER THE STARS & CHARITY QUILT TOP TURN IN
This past week I have been supper busy trying to get some major quilt tops finished and turned into my February Warm Wrapping meetup. Plus I finally got something done on my own major project.I got the center finished of my Picnic Under the Stars quilt. Now on to a small border and a larger border. It is larger than the pattern measurements as my star blocks unfinished are 11 inches. Right now it is approximately 63 by 83 and adding a 2 inch border and a 4 or 5 inch border will increase it even more. I love it, and can't wait to get it done and off to a quilter.
Tilda fabric scraps, and it didn't even make a dent in that scrap bin.
CONFESSIONS OF A FABRIC ADDICT