Friday, July 1, 2011

Machine Quilting Connor and Computer Virus

I've been away this week because my laptop computer acquired an expensive virus. It makes me really angry that I have to pay someone to get rid or a virus that I had nothing to do with. The computer geek had to delete all my programs, but luckily he could save my files. Oh well, I'm up and happy now.

I have been working this week on the machine quilting of the portrait I made of my grandson Connor.

If you read my blog often enough you will know that this is not my favorite part of the process of making a piece of fiber art. Well, I surprised myself by enjoying quilting Connor's face.

I prepared to quilt by taking a photograph of Connor's fabric face and printing it on paper. I also laid the original photograph of Connor beside the fabric face. I used the printed copy to draw a design on so I would know what I wanted to do.

One of the problems I have with machine quilting is getting to a section and not knowing where to go next. By using the photo to sketch on it gave me a much better idea of where to go and how to get there. It's actually like drawing.

Tomorrow More quilting.


  1. Hi Marilyn, To get rid of your computer woes, you should be using an Apple Computer. I have used Apples since 1984 and have yet to get a virus!!! NO virus program needed either!!! Keep up the great quilting!

  2. Hi Marilyn,
    That is a great way to continue with the quilting! I too come to places on my work and wonder where to go from there, but do study the photos and proceed. I usually take a break and think about it too.
    Nice job, beautiful quilt.

  3. Thanks for the comments. I just purchased this laptop last Feb. Wish I had purchased an Apple, right now can't do that.