Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rainbow Dresden Quilt Finish

So, if anyone is wondering why I haven't been posting a lot on my blog, the reason is because I have had the worst internet connection over the last month!  There are advantages and disadvantages to living rurally--this is probably one of the disadvantages.  Higher rates for internet services with poorer service.  You can forget about mobile phone coverage too!  I've been on the phone over a dozen times this last month alone with my provider and they basically can't figure out the problem.  They just end up sending me a new modem after about an hour or so of trying to figure it out, which is just to look like they are doing something about the problem.  What they really ought to say is that they can't offer me a service worthy of what they are expecting me to pay for it.  And to further complicate the matter, country people are known for not complaining.  I finally get it.  I finally get why they don't complain--it's too much hassle. For me, I will keep going through the motions -- having my internet company to send me a new modem every week until they decide it might be wiser to actually send someone out to investigate the issue!  Anyway, I'm having  conversations with a few nice Indian people as part of the journey--keeping them a job anyway.

Ha, so I am completing some quilts!  This one has been mostly done for a while.  I took me a very long time (a few months) to decide what fabric I would use to bind it.  Originally I had thought I might use a rainbow fabric for the binding, but nothing really spoke to me.  In the end I liked the Authentic word print in black by Sweetwater.  I tried using as many text fabrics as I could in the dresden plates, so it was in keeping with that.  I also tried something new for myself in that I used a wool/plend wadding instead of my usual cotton.  It made the quilting stand out more and the quilt feels lighter than what I am used to.  It is also warmer as well!  I'm in love with the honeycomb quilting pattern too which I will definitely use again  now that I know the trick of getting it to line up exactly.  I only recently learned the trick to do this with my longarm so this one will just have to live with the slight mistakes...



14 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Your Dresden looks great! I hate to say it though, no matter how many time you call, if you get a new modem, then that's them completed the issue, and it'll be signed off as fixed. They won't spontaneously send someone out to investigate, as that'll be a whole other department (I've worked in IT support)

Tamie said...

What a beautiful quilt. Good luck with your internet. What a pain!

Quiltjane said...

Wow, that is divine. I like the quilting pattern too.

Jess said...

It's stunning! Love the rainbow pops of colour on the black/white background. Good luck getting your internet sorted - I know I'd be lost without my internet!

Jeannette said...

Of course it is lovely!! I adore all the different prints on the black & white background. I totally understand your frustration with the internet, hope it gets better soon.

Hitch and Thread said...

It's lovely and that quilting too!

pippablue said...

It's Beautiful! and the binding is perfect!

I feel your pain, with the internet connection. Even though Ireland is such a tiny country, the internet service where we live is dire. I would say the people in India looking out for our account hate me!!! I have been calling them regulalrly for the past tree years, but nothing gets done :(

Danielle said...

Gobsmackingly gorgeous! Love love love.

Jenny said...

This is so awesome!! I just love all your quilts!

Mama Spark said...

I love this quilt!! One of my
favorites!!!

Annie said...

Those colored text prints really give a design new definition! Your dresdens are really fun.

I too feel your rural pain with internet service but I'm feeling lots better about mine after reading your troubles. The sad part about my troubles is that I only live 4 miles outside the city limits. They always want $125. just to come look at the problems.

quilt happy said...

love that quilt too

Deborah said...

I have to drop in to say how much I LOVE this quilt!!!

Mimi said...

I too am tired of the "modem" dropping the connection many times each day. I have decided it has more to do with some one trying to hack the computer and the virus program fighting back..... so am now turning off the computer and unplugging it from internet connection. Had two hacks / viruses this month and PAID for a new modem two months ago so don't think it is hardware related.

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