Thursday, October 07, 2010

Back on the techno highway...


Technical problems the past few days have made posting difficult...a visit to the local computer nerds (hey, they have six foot model of the Starship Enterprise proudly hanging from the ceiling!) has the CPU working again. If furniture is an antique after 100 years and cars become antiques after 25 years how old does a computer have to be? Just wondering....
Before the computer went down I did do some damage on Amazon...both the Material Obsession books really fun and a few projects tempt me (like that is hard to do...) What really hit me is the mix of fabrics that they use. I have been trying to stretch myself a bit (this week I mixed batik with repro...the roof didn't come down nor did I get hit by lightning - who knew!)

We had a good guild meeting on Monday...more show and tell than in any meeting in recent history and since that is my favorite part of meetings...whoo hooo!

Here are a few....
The colors in the log cabin below have an almost vintage feel from a distance but up close are a real mix of fabrics (did I spy some Millennium prints!) Very fun!

This was a tiny version of Bonnie Hunter's scrappy Bargello (1 inch strips!)
More later....

14 comments:

AnnieO said...

Love the quilt your cat is modeling! What fun to have show and tell. If I ever join a guild I'm sure that will be a favorite part too :) Glad no lightning struck when you crashed eras of fabric--I'll be safe when I do it too, then!

Average life of a computer: 4 years!

Irene Onderweegs said...

economic lifespan of computers: less than 3 yrs. every 3 yrs performances multiply by 10....
picture is very neat: queen of the prairie and king of the road ;^}

Clare said...

Love that mini Bargello.

If a PC has a life span of 3/4 years do you think I can persuade DH that I need a new one (cough).

Kathie said...

that mini bargello is amazing!
Love that!
Kathie

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love that first picture...both the cat and the quilt are beautiful!

Glad to hear you got your computer fixed... :o) and I'd only trust the ones that are into Star Trek or the like to fix my computer...they do know their stuff..the rest are cowboys :o)

ana s. said...

Guild show and tell is the best. Great stories and unusual projects. I work hard to have something to take. The mini is a great idea to try a bunch of pattern from Bonnie but on a smaller scale.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

That Log Cabin is amazing - maybe one day.........

Nancy quiltin' momma said...

I love your quilts!! And love seeing the kitty on the quilts or playing with the blocks! I don't have a cat, I have birds. My little lilybird (cockatiel) enjoys sitting on my shoulder when I piece. When she thinks it is time to come help, she climbs down my arm and begins pulling out the pins from quilt pieces!! Mission accomplished in her book! LOL...happy quilting!
Nancy in MI

Tonya Ricucci said...

your quilt looks marvelous - you are sooo getting stuff done! great show and tell from guild too. love that top 9-Patch. oh, and woohoo on mixing brights and repros!

*karendianne. said...

I'm loving that quilt on the bed that Goldie is showing us. It's very important! :) Spectacular feel on the Log Cabin. Thanks for pointing that out. Over and out. *karendianne. who is refusing to calculate the lifespan as she is certain she's gone over the line

Sujata said...

The quilts are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Someone made themselves very at home at the quilt.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh what fun. I love that quilt your cat is laying on!

Catswhiskers said...

no technical problems for Goldie...
every so pretty on that wonderful quilt