Friday, May 8, 2009

Close up


Zig Zag


Once again I get side tracked from quilting. I have been "sweatshop" sewing gift items for my Etsy website. And I was so close to done another quilt. I am taking an etsy break and moving forward with this quilt. It is a 4 patch Kaleidoscope pattern and is turning out very nicely. I'm not really crazy about the skinny sashing....(but anything skinny gets my skepticism..lol). Picture of work in progress on my design wall. The block setting is 6x8 so you can see I have the top 4 rows assembled with the bottom four to go. When I get to the outer borders, I will use the original fabric so that you can see how it changes so dramatically when cut in these kaleidoscope blocks.


TIP: When it comes to assembling my quilts, I find it much easier to assemble the rows in two equal half then join the halves together. Much less bulk to deal with until the very last seam. :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Thank You Kodak!

Well, finally an almost live person. I had to break down and do a live chat with someone from the Kodak company regarding my camera and easy share software. Every time I took a picture of anything close to something similar in it, the software REFUSED to upload it saying it was a duplicate. I was very frustrated to say the least. As it turns out, I can't even begin to tell you the steps involved in correcting this issue...suffice it to say that I should have been issued an IT degree at the end of all of it...lol.

But thank you to John in cyberspace who saved an innocent camera from being pitched out the window!!