Sunday, January 20, 2013

DOQ work day

The DOQ (my quilt guild) had a serviced day on January 12, 2013. We got together and made quilts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. You see, North Carolina is frequently hit by hurricanes, so we get it.
Our local paper sent this awesome reporter to cover our efforts. And here is the link.
I wish I had combed my hair; but it was some intense sewing, and only after the fact, I thought of the hair. But DH thinks it looks just like me. So I guess the crazy hair is OK. Check the link below if you have some time.

http://www.chapelhillnews.com/2013/01/19/74608/area-quilters-come-together-for.html

Thursday, January 17, 2013

BTCT Progress

I have been "computerless" for quite some time. 
My brand new computer (2 weeks old) had to be returned to the manufacturer because some serious malfunctions (yes, with an "s"). They kept it for 1 month. The excuse was that they were waiting for a part to come. 
When I got the computer back, it came back with the EXACTLY same problems. The first message when we re-installed everything and ran a diagnostic test was: "Fatal error." How about that!
Thank you DH, who did not put up with any more of this nonsense. He got very busy on the phone with many levels of employees; and after a couple of hours, I have a new computer. Knock on wood, this one is great.
Enough of sad stories. This is my Beyond the Cherie Tree blocks as of 12-12-12. I have finished a few more blocks since; but I have been too busy to set it all out and take pictures. 
It feels good to blog again.
Now back to learn how to use Windows 8. Wish me luck!

BTCT  Blocks



16 Patch Star

This block was made using all the fabrics available for a challenge. It is 12.5 inches unfinished. The small squares are cut at 2 inches ...