Tuesday, April 19, 2011

1200 inches binding in less than one month - part 1

Hi there! I'm back again and I hope you have missed me! :) (I'll feel bad if you haven't - lol!)
The reason for being MIA (missing in action) is our laptop died almost 4 weeks ago. We haven't taken it to the repair shop yet, have to go to Port Louis (the capital) for that. The technician (where we bought the laptop) suggests it might be overheating, which is a weakness on Acer's. We don't know how much damage is caused and if it is worth repairing it. It is not more than 2 years old, so it should last longer, but.... OK, we shall see...
In the meantime, we have bought a brand new CPU, which I hope lasts many years to come. My oldie (10 years old Dell) still kicks, but I use it only for pen palling etc and not on I-net, too slow for that. I'm happy, because I can still use my ergonomic keyboard, where I can rest my underarms while typing, and the 19" monitor! :)
Well, an advantage not being able to fuss on the I-net, is I have been busy finishing some UFO's from last year and a few new projects, hence the heading of this post. The disadvantage is I have missed you all! I have missed many blog posts, but now I hope to be able to catch up regularely again.

I have quite some photos to share, so I will have to do two posts. First UFO out is the TG-quilt, the biggest of them all! After I did FMQ (Free Motion Quilting) on the Pinwheel quilt - previous post - I gained courage to do it on this one too! FMQ is all about practising; I don't know what you are made of if you do it perfect the first time you try! :) The more you practise, the more hooked you get! I know! It's FUN!!!  

Most of the fabrics used in this quilt are Tina Givens design, except the turquoise and brown for the sashing.

Part of the quilting...  


... the sashing...


I love this brown and turquoise fabric!

...the corner...


It's never easy to take photos outside; either the glare from the sun is too strong, it is too dark (lots of greenery around), or it is too windy! Rarely there's a perfect day for photographing! I did the photos in the early morning. It was calm when I started, but "of course" it had to start blowing before I got finished! That is why some of the photos are out of focus - sorry about that!

I have finished some mug rugs too...


All fabrics for the mug rugs are from my scraps. Wonderful way to use scraps!

Yes, I have a new mug too! :)


I've done some cooking too, take a look here.

6 comments:

Merete said...

Wow - how great is that, coming from Norway and moving to Mauritius :o) Im from Norway too, but still having a good life here :o) Love your quilting and it seems you have solved the FMQ-mystery!

Elzaan said...

Great work on finishing one more UFO!!!
Love your mug rugs...and cute mug!
Elzaan

karenfae said...

you have been very busy! computer problems - hope your laptop is fixable.
Missed not seeing your blog on my google reader :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

busymum100 said...

They are soo lovely, esp the mugrugs!!

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Your quilt is beautiful love the borders too and the mug rugs are great, well done with the fmq!

PJs Lapperier. said...

Wow så flotta mugmattor!!!!