Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vespa Quilt finished....Baby Quilt almost done

Mr G's Vespa quilt turned out really well. The back is an Alexander Henry print in black, and I've used the same print in red for the binding. The binding is machined stitched which saves so much time (I hate hand sewing with a vengeance!). I'm still having trouble pinning the layers tightly enough so they don't pucker when quilting in straight lines so to get around this, I've outlined each square on the front individually, then quilted in straight lines a 1/4" from the seams on the border. Took a while, but looks good....sorry it's a bit hard to see in the pics.

And here's the orange & blue Baby Quilt I've been working on for a workmate. I've used the Ikea hearts fabric for the back and am just finishing off the quilting.....looks fantastic, if I do say so myself.  :-) Will show that one off more when it's done.

Next project is to quilt the blue log cabin quilt that I pinned months ago and finish the scrappy quilt. Haven't thought beyond that, but there is a stack of fabric just waiting to be utilised somehow. So many patterns out there that I'd love to try!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Can you hear my PC sneezing???

I discovered yesterday that both the older laptop and the desk top PC's have a virus.....but they've been infected by different things. I suspect they have come from Facebook somehow as that was the only site that Miss R went onto. Anyway, poor old Lappy was so badly infected that I had to remove everything and reload the Recovery Disk. I can't get the desktop completely clean though; it keeps being re-infected by a downloader called SillyDl EWW, plus a couple of other malaware nasties that CA picks up but can't seem to get rid of completely.

I will just have to throw myself onto the mercy of my guru brother. After 5 calls to him last night, I'm at a loss as to what more I can do. Now that Lappy is looking ok, I'm going through and changing all my passwords, just in case. I'm also really annoyed with myself as I bought a portable hard drive thingy weeks ago to do a complete back up but never got around to doing it. Guess it's only fitting I get a virus with the word "silly" in it.

So when transmission is back to normal, I'll upload photos of the finally finished Vespa quilt and the little baby quilt I'm busy making for a workmate.