Thursday, May 13, 2010

Catch up time!

My computer is back up and running although not the same. Even though we were running Norton Antivirus, the computer was infected with the Rootkit virus. I hope this never happens to any of you! It was definitely not good and after trying several fixes, my husband had to reconfigure the computer. I'm having to relearn how to do things in different ways. I can't change that but I sure wish I could!

I have a few things to show you - First off, here's my full size "30 Years on the Fence" string quilt back from the machine quilter and bound! Just needs a label and it will be officially done. Its difficult to get a good photo of it but this shows how it looks on a bed. Here are a few pictures of it as I was piecing it which will show you different views. My favorite part is the zig-zag edge!

This quilt, except for the backing and binding, was made entirely from fabrics in my "resource center" and some that were given to me but if I were to make this quilt again, I would probably not make it quite so colorful. This is definitely a memory quilt for me as many of the fabrics are from dresses I made my daughter years ago and other sewing/quilting projects!

On Tuesday, I finished piecing my "Holiday Inn" wallhanging from Jo Morton's Little Women Club #8. Its about 44 inches square and one of the few applique pieces I've done. This was a kit I purchased last year through Liberty Quilt Shop but was unable to finish until this year. I'm looking forward to having it machine quilted and hanging on a wall in our house!

Surprise! I received an envelope of selvages from Betty! I really needed a little encouragement on Wednesday and there it was waiting for me in the mailbox. Thank you again, Betty!

I spent part of my day today trying to make a watermelon slice pincushion. If you have seen Miss Rosie's Fruit Salad pincushions, this was what I was wanting only smaller. When I asked my daughter what she thought it was, she guessed it was "a bird". Help.

I'm looking forward to "Flimsy Friday" as I'll be showing you not only my unfinished project and but also the finished project I made from its trimmings. You'll have to wait and see but I think you'll be impressed!


  1. Such a pretty quilt! I love making medallion type quilts. I think it's because I don't follow a pattern exactly.. I also love toile, so a great way to showcase them, as you've done.
    Your 30 yr...quilt is so fantastic! It's like a 3D quilt! love it! XO

  2. Your 30 years on the fence quilt is stunning. It looks like it is a huge quilt and will be good to look at and see all those memories in it.
    I love your wallhanging too. Good luck with the watermelon!

  3. I love your "30 years on the fence" quilt. You should be very proud of it. I have an old quilt that my mom made from left over fabric from dressess etc. I just love it because it reminds me of her and my dresses from the past. Glad you have your computer back in working order.

  4. You may want to try:

    AVG anti-virus free (and) CCleaner

    on your computer.

    Love your finished string quilt. Simply Exceptional!

  5. Oh my goodness what a work of art! Gorgeous.

  6. '30 years on the fence'
    is such a graphic work
    it appears as though your bed is zizzity-zaggity zig-zag.
    It is Striking ! ! !

    Hugs & ♥♥♥s,

  7. The medallion style quilt is wonderful!

  8. Hi Just popped over your loft Creations to look at your beautiful String challenge Projects. They are all gorgeous. I think you love RED. Love the apron.

  9. I've become a blog follower and just finished reading through your older posts about your 30 Years on the Fence quilt. It's absolutely fabulous, and I especially like the dimensional, accordion look of it. Could you please tell me the pattern name?

  10. The string quilt is amazing! Using your stash is good, using scraps from dressmaking is even better and recycling dear old garments into a quilt is what I love most.

  11. Oh yes I agree...
    Your 30 years on the fence is stunning, mezmerizing, a real work of art and one I find I can't look away from easily.
    Wow!! Great job!