Thursday, March 26, 2009

Disappearing Nine Patch and IE8

Hello everyone,

It has been cold and windy here, so I guess winter just wasn't ready to let go yet. In fact, they are calling for snow this weekend. I really hope they are wrong. I guess I will have to wait and see. (grin) It dawned on me yesterday that I have a niece graduating high school at the end of May. I will need a gift for her, so I decided to make a disappearing nine patch lap quilt for her. I found some pretty pink paisley-like fabric, some pink with tiny green specks fabric and some green fabric, all in my stash. I have all of the nine patches made and 5 of them cut. Now I need to cut the rest of them and lay them out in a pleasing manner, then sew them together. I also have some pretty pink, beige, and green floral fabric that I think will look fabulous as a border. Just hope I have enough of it. Since I want to make this all out of my stash, I will make do with what I have. I actually have several pinkish floral fabrics, so I know I will find something. LOL Here are the first 4 nine patches.
I had several pictures planned, but may not post them since blogger is uploading so incredibly slow. I have other things to do today. LOL I will try again. I took the nine patches and cut them in half both ways. Ok, this morning I updated to Internet Explorer 8. I so wish I had not done that. I have had nothing but trouble since. I can not even count the number of times I tried to move the above picture before it finally worked. When my dh gets home, I am going to see if he can help me figure out how to get IE7 back. I am hating this newer version. You know what they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. My dh said it was my decision whether I upgraded to 8 or not, but I know he probably wouldn't have. Now if I can just get my old one back, I will be happy and content. I am going to try once more to add a picture and if I have problems, this will be it for today. I had several pictures to share, but this is just making me too frustrated.

Now that I have all of the 9 patches cut in half twice, I need to decide how to arrange them. I have 2 or 3 different arrangements or I can just mix it all up. LOLThis is the first one.
I got the picture to go where I wanted, but it wasn't easy and is so slow. Boy, I hope I can get 7 back. Here is the 2nd arrangement. Ok, that is it for me today. It is just taking too long to get the pictures uploaded, then where I want them to be. Sorry to cut this short, but I have other things to do. Everyone have a good day. Hopefully if I can get rid of IE8, I will be back tomorrow. Thanks for visiting.


Rosemary said...

That quilt is coming together beautifully! Your work amazes me!

I'm not a technical person myself as far as computers go and I just recently gained the knowledge to know what you were talking about when you said IE! We use Firefox instead of IE and my husband says that he is sooooo glad that we switched. Firefox might be something to look into.
Anyway, I hope you get your computer troubles fixed!

Fruit of her hands said...

Winona~ You mean you are having computer problems I thought you were a computer genius like me(hahahaha) Love the quilt squares, your niece will just love the quilt. Hope you get your IE7 back. I seen a place to click for IE8 but haven't done it yet, glad you mentioned it...

~Bren~ said...

I am pretty sure you can go to a place on your computer and "restore" it to a specific time and before you upgraded to IE8. Just search in your computer using the word "restore". I did it once after downloading something that messed me up.
The disappearing 9 patch is pretty. I love the colors.

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