Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A New Computer!

I have been wanting a new computer for a long time and now I have one. Seems like I have been working almost full time getting everything off and then back on again. Wow, it's a great one and so much faster - lots faster than I am. I think I will really enjoy this so much. In going over all my old files (that was a job, but it didn't pay very well) I found the pictures of this quilt that I did a long time ago. It was out of a book called Pink Lemonade. I don't think I posted any pictures of this.
For this quilt, I used fabric I had - don't think I bought hardly any. The applique is by hand. I really love the old florals. I had this one quilted and think it's a good job. I will tell you a secret - the quilting was done in off white thread which is great throughout the body of the quilt. However, the border was also done in offwhite - and I just can't get used to that. It is a beautiful pattern but the light stood out so much. My secret? I took a sharpy pen and covered all the white with black and it looks wonderful. It smelled like Sharpy for some time, but that went away. Do any of you have any quilt secrets? ;-) (Click to enlarge)

6 comments:

Leslie said...

That is really funny, Carol. I also have this book to make that exact quilt. I saw it years ago when the Bay City Heritage Guild was auctioning it for a benefit and loved it. It huge inside Fabric Fair for sometime. I want to make it. It always strikes me as funny how every little quilt I like happens to be in a 20-30.00 dollar book. It never fails.

Pokey said...

Gotta love those sharpies, and yes, I've done that very thing! (and here we are, thinking we're both originals, lol) Once, I made a dress that was white background with purple flowers. I traced around the flowers at the neckline and hem with a purple sharpie, and I loved the results!

Jewels said...

Carol - congratulations on the new computer - I STILL think you should go and work at Best Buy and be one of their Geeks for hire (you'd make a mint LOL)....You'll have to show it off to me next time I'm over....and love the Sharpie story...Jewels

FeatherDuster said...

Love that quilt!

Karen said...

A new computer! That is very exciting and a sharpie! That is funny!

Bonny said...

I have this same book! I live in Auburn WA and the author of the book is from our local quilt shop! And, I made the same quilt for my daughter in law's wedding quilt - but did not do the applique on it.
Her choice...