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.