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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

One Monthly Goal - Check!


I'm running low on patience with my Dell computer,
so this will be a short post
to link up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts
for




My goal was to do something I seldom do....
finish a BOM/QAL.




I proudly present my 
(Texas) Star Spangled BOM

All my close up shots were blurry,
but I am on Instagram,
secret code name -  ksroy54
(kaholly was taken, but isn't being used, hmmmm)
and my blocks are there.
Somewhere.

While I was attempting to take pictures this morning,
I had to share my tree with a Hairy Woodpecker,
who was undaunted by my presence.




Computer issues always put me in a sour mood,
so I leave you now before I say
something I might regret!

Enjoy your day!
~karen

43 comments:

Pamela said...

Beautiful finish and great to see the woodpecker!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it sounds like you need to break down and get a new computer!

hetty said...

Love your finished BOM.

Maria said...

Beautiful finish Karen....
Lovely photo of your feathered friend.....

Oh yes computers can be very frustrating......😬

Bernie Kringel said...

Oh shoot - computers are a necessary thing for us these days but when they get finicky it is SOOOOOO frustrating. Hope the problem is resolved soon Karen.

Fiona said...

I love your quilt... and the hairy kingfisher (why is it considered hairy - maybe a silly question!)
Hugz

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

YAY!!! Well done on your lovely finish Karen, pretty. Computers are wonderful things............when they work! I hope you get it sorted soon.

Shez said...

Hi Karen wow what a beautiful finish,well done my friend xx

Denise inVA said...

Hi Karen, it is beautiful! Pretty woodpecker shot too.

Christine B. said...

Love this beautiful quilt Karen! I understand your frustration with computers.... I hate them when they don't work... love them when they do!! Christine x

Julie said...

I think your finish is lovely! I really love red, white and blue quilts. Do you have any plans for it's future? I hope a good thing in the sewing dept. redeems the horrid tech issues you're having.

Louise said...

Gorgeous quilt, Karen! And perfect timing for the Independence Day holiday fast approaching :) Crossing my fingers that your computer starts behaving for you.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Computer and internet issues always frustrate the crap out of me - I hope you get yours resolved soon!

Patty said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

Needled Mom said...

Computer problems are the pits! I love your patriotic finish.

Janice said...

Karen, your Texas Star quilt is WONDERFUL!! What are you going to do with it? Your picture of the woodpecker is spectacular too. So clear and sharp. You should show more of your photography!

Sheila said...

Your Texas star quilt is awesome ! I have misbehaving computers too. ♥️

Lin said...

Great finish Karen - very striking. xx

Karen's Korner said...

Your on-looker looks very interested in what you are doing. Lovely finish.

sandi s said...

It’s a Beautiful quilt, I love it! Hugs,

Preeti said...

Hairy woodpecker has a hint of red. Love that.
Your quilt is beautiful and just in time for the July 4th celebrations. Hope your woes are short-lived. Let's talk soon. You are missed. Hugs.

FlourishingPalms said...

I admire you for completing a BOM/QAL. It feels good, doesn't it? Though I do wonder, why don't these alongs ever include actually finishing the quilt? I would think a QAL would include QUILTING! I know that's a hurdle many quilt makers appreciate having help with - what to quilt. I'm sorry you're having computer issues. Yet. Sounds like it's time for a new one. Maybe a Dell refurbished? I have to say I love my Macbook, but I know it's not for everyone. Hang in there. Keep making!

Frédérique said...

Beautiful finish, and cute bird! Hope you computer is in better mood now (and you too!)

Linda said...

Darn computers! Sell a few quilts and buy a new one! Your RWB quilt is so nice. I love the block with the churn dash in the middle. I wonder if your woodpecker knows my woodpecker? lol Mine isnt as big as yours though.

Susan said...

Ha, ha, I'm now following you on IG! gingerkwilt. This is on my to do list, but I didn't get it started when they did, so I'm just saving it for this fall. Yours is amazing and beautiful!

Lesley said...

Your star quilt is gorgeous! Beautiful design and great fabrics. Well done!

Margo Yang said...

I admire your goal! Your quilt is beautiful, really well done.

kiwikid said...

Such a beautiful quilt, great finish. I am with Fiona, why a hairy woodpecker? Sounds like it is time for a new computer for you..ours is much the same slow and frustrating, it is making a horrible noise too.

Mama Spark said...

Love the quilt! That woodpecker is cute too. We seem to only get the Downy ones at my house.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I thought I was the only one having trouble finishing my quilts...😁😁😁. Your quilt is gorgeous!!

Love the woodpecker. I get so excited when we have one visiting.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

What a great quilt. So many flying geese.

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful quilt. Congratulations on the finish!

Abby and Stephanie said...

Very nice. I should feel more inspired by this to complete some of my UFOs. :o) Or maybe I'll just live vicariously through your finishes. LOL!

Dar in Mo said...

Love the BOn finish. You can never go wrong with RWB quilts. Your hairy looks like a very interested pet. We have them too but I only see the downy at my feeders here. I love bird watching too and spend more money on their seeds than I do fabric these days and that is a lot. I have been without my computer for 3+ months hence why my blogging is suffering. I hate thinking about starting over with a new computer when all my special software's are on the dead one. It will not turn on to access them in order to transfer files to a new one. Makes me crazy. This one is not very old.
Hope you have a good week.

JanineMarie said...

What a fun, timely quilt considering everything is red white and blue this week. I hope your computer is treating you better now. So frustrating. Okay, I need to go check instagram now.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilt finish! I love the colors and the design.

Sandra Walker said...

Good luck on your OMG. I didn't link up, partly procrastination, partly not sure what TO link up... I love woodpeckers, hairy, downy and pileated, my favourite! I'll never forget the first sighting of one on our second Alberta acreage that was 100% bush, then cleared just enough for a house and a bit of a back and front yard... breath-taking in a 'are my eyes really seeing what I'm seeing it looks kind of like Woody the woodpecker' ?!!

Barb said...

Love it!!!!!

Allie-oops Designs said...

That is a really stunning quilt, girl!! Love it! I hate computer problems too....hoping you get them resolved soon!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Spectacular quilt! I love RWB, though I've never made one. Hmmm...
The woodpecker is beautiful. You've gotten a wonderful shot. Send it in to Birds and Blooms. I have no doubt they will publish it.

Just Ramblin' said...

Love your quilt! It is beautiful! Looking at your woodpecker made me so sad as I had a family nesting in my tree in the front yard. I loved hearing the little one chirping and finally getting to see its little head popping out. Then, one day there was nothing. I'm not sure if it flew off but I think some magpies or blackbirds that were hanging around may have gotten it and the parents because I have not seen them since. I've never had a woodpecker around before and it was such a delight for me and my family to monitor them. Maybe they will come back next year. I will have to check instagram for your pictures. Nola

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Woodpecker and the lovely quilts you have shown us. Sorry about your computer.

O'faigh said...

Lovely finish Karen