Above is my current project, a split 9 patch. This one is totally "process" -- no one would ever make blocks this size the usual way. This is from Jackie Robinson, and her method is Strip and Slash. I have her CD and enjoy watching, just to be watching something quilty. The individual squares are 1.25 inches, so the blocks are very small. The photo is horizontal, but I'm going to finish it in vertical configuration. Remember the lesson, you can use any fabric, no matter how ugly, if you cut it small enough! I have a LOT of strips 2.5, and they were used as well as a lot of strips cut smaller.
I think this is a perfect example of adding "twinkle" to a normally ho-hum quilt. Look how the turquoise blue "pops"! (it was accidental!)
My younger brother and wife (also Elaine) visited over the weekend. His goal was to help me pick out a new computer. He worked for HOURS getting it set up - while I don't consider myself a dummie, I could never have done it myself! I paid him back somewhat by sending them off with 6 quilts. We encouraged them to take more of our stuff to help us downsize. They went home with quilts, family paintings, and below he is trying to pack one of DH's boats.
And here is DH (below) playing with the new computer/laptop.
Windows 8.1 is just FULL of "stuff" that, for now, (IMHO) we are finding useless. Skype was fun for a day or so, taking our picture was entertaining, but I prefer e-mail. OK, YouTube was good . We had to purchase Excel and MSWord separately. I know we will get better, but it's so full of gizmos, and stuff, and popups, and full-page pop-up ads, and "stores" to purchase more stuff, and unexpected screens in and out, enlarged or reduced screens for no reason, (?) no menus that are easily available, that I already ordered "Windows 8.1 for Dummies." Bookmarks, so far, are unavailable, the URL bar, if I can remember an address, jumps in and out of the screen, and one never seems to "close" anything. BING is the Search Engine (don't want that either). If you are familiar with Windows 8.1, PLEASE send me some encouragement that it will get better!!! I purchased the laptop specifically so we would have less stairs to maneuver. This present XP is downstairs, and I really like it, but felt we should try to keep up with the times.
I made my living on the computer during my working years, using the computer as an aid to working using Windows XP. This laptop seems more of a toy, with the goal being playing, and figuring it out, rather than using it for sensible purposes.
OK, enough whining!!! I am thrilled I kept my "old" desktop. 8-))))