One thing about a dodgy connection and computer problems is you actually sometimes get a lot more done. My desk is full of nifty little fabric squares destined for a quilt.
The really interesting thing is that just by arranging the blocks in a certain way it produces some patterns that are totally appropriate for the recipient. I’ll say no more for now – mums the word LOL! It’s looks quite chaotic in the photo and the colours are a bit off the real ones so it’s better IRL. My mate finally made it round for lunch (the downside of a dodgy connection – you think someone got your email confirming lunch on Friday and it’s only dinnertime when you finally discover they didn’t just not show up, they never knew they were supposed to! DOH!) and gave me some welcome input on sashing colours so a quick trip to the fabric store is required. The method is explained here but as usual I went my own way with it. My previous attempt at a quilt was flawed – While I was determined to use the flannel as the backing it was simply too stretchy and I ended up with some slightly misshapen blocks that made neat intersections impossible. I’ll have another go a the Fun & Done method, although I think the actual tool would help as much as cotton fabric. Live and learn, live and learn…
I am homing in on the computer issues. The internet connectivity seems to be a faulty router – a new one has been ordered. DH is (or should I say WAS) feeling better so I had high hopes for my upgrade this weekend. He’s relapsed so now I am not sure. So while my commenting on WOYWW hasn’t been as good as I would like, I am managing to do a reasonable portion each week – it just takes me hours, with regular clearing of my font name cache and a re-boot every so often. But I wouldn’t miss my travels across Blogland and inspirational desks around the globe. You shouldn’t either so stop by Julia’s for the linky list.
30/03/2012 at 6:45 pm
That’s seriously funky fabric. Love the colours that make you feel ‘alive’ – I bet that the finished article looks vibrant and cosy….
Happy WOYWW 147
30/03/2012 at 9:01 am
Gorgeous fabrics, they are going to look stunning. Happy belated WOYWW x
30/03/2012 at 2:58 am
Oh seeing this post reminds me of how I love pretty fabric…just like pretty designer papers!
29/03/2012 at 5:25 am
Gorgeous fabrics, and what lovely patterns you can make. I was exploring the craft section in my fave bookshop recently and came upon a book about creating patterns in heaps of different ways for fabric and printed paper artists. It might interest you, and I’m always up for an excuse to go back there.
Thanks for visiting me.
29/03/2012 at 12:15 am
Your really having to work at posting, it’s hard enough just trying to get to everyone’s blog! Hope DH feels better and you get your new router! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina 🙂
28/03/2012 at 9:55 pm
Oh, look at that fabric. I have a small stash and don’t even sew! (Although I do own a sewing machine…). My dad was having troubles with his router too. It seems that every three or four years he runs into the same problem. You’d think they’d last longer than that.
28/03/2012 at 9:30 pm
Bright and beautiful!!
Hope hubby feels better soon
28/03/2012 at 9:10 pm
Lovely squares. Such vibrant colours.
Thanks for sharing
28/03/2012 at 5:38 pm
I’m still drooling over the fabric on your desk! Sorry to hear of the computer troubles, such a pain!
28/03/2012 at 4:44 pm
love all those bright patterns and colors! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #138
28/03/2012 at 3:42 pm
Very colorful fabric blocks-will make a vibrant quilt. I hope your dh gets to feeling better soon. dani42
28/03/2012 at 3:28 pm
What a wonderful Quilt this will be, my first love was fabrics and textures and your cottons are gorgeous. Hope OH gets well soon. Have a good week. Hugs Rita xxx
28/03/2012 at 2:18 pm
It’s funny…I love these fabrics and these colors but I never use them. Maybe it’s time to step out of my comfort zone!
28/03/2012 at 1:52 pm
Love your batiks and your blog in general. I’m now a follower. Amy #132
28/03/2012 at 10:50 am
Beautiful colours to see on this lovely sunny morning!! Have a happy week .. Hugs May x x x No14
28/03/2012 at 9:47 am
Such colour, perfect for this sunshine weather. Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 77
28/03/2012 at 9:31 am
Love the colours in your quilt. I bought some fabric last week so I need to get my sewing machine back – it’s been living with my sister for the past 5 years.
28/03/2012 at 7:56 am
Love all those fabrics! Good luck with your quilt – and your internet…. Helen 9
28/03/2012 at 7:14 am
…thats going to be one bright and gorgeous quilt and lots of sewing!…Mel
28/03/2012 at 6:22 am
wow, love those colors! so true, i do get a lot done when the internet is down. but then i also get withdrawal symptoms!
happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
28/03/2012 at 3:40 am
Gorgeous batiks, Mary Anne–your quilt will be wonderful!
28/03/2012 at 3:35 am
I think your choice of colours is really bright and pretty and I admire anyone who has the patience to sit doing all those fiddly bits… any quilt I made would be with big 12 x 12 blocks!! 😉 Annette #22
28/03/2012 at 3:12 am
I love these fabrics – very pretty! As usual, I can’t wait to see the finished project!
28/03/2012 at 1:44 am
Gosh forgot to leave my number! I’m #3, which is easy to type, at least.
28/03/2012 at 1:44 am
Seems we are having similar computer problems. Mine crashes and I have to reboot, but try not to let that stop me, either. Hope DH gets better soon.
BTW, I am in LOVE with that fabric in front. Did you dye it yourself? It is gorgeous.
28/03/2012 at 1:16 am
Think this post needs a sunglasses warning lol
Thats some bright threads you have there!