Saturday, July 7, 2012

Grandma's Quilt to Be

OK.  I am so excited to be figuring this all out.  I created a quilt this morning on my new EQ7.  A total recommend for all you want to be quilt designers like me.  I have a hard time visualizing what a quilt will look like in certain colors and this can REALLY help.

I want to make a quilt for my grandma who just moved in with my mum.  Pap died in January and we didn't want her to be alone.

Here is what the quilt looks like:

Here is what the outline looks like in case you want to color your own:

You can get the file by clicking here.

Here is what just the block looks like:

You can get the paper piecing block by clicking here.  It is for a 12 in block and is a 4 page print out.

It looks like this:

Hopefully I will get to work on it soon.  Now I just have to find all those beautiful shades of purple!!!!  Off to etsy!

Sew On!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

OK. So I used google and found a blog that explains it all :  here is the link

OK.  Here is a link to a 9 in. color wheel quilt pattern designed in EQ7 by ME!

Click here to download the flyer.

Enjoy.  I'll post pics later!!!

How to insert a PDF

OK, so does anyone know how to insert a pdf into a blog?    All these blogs I visit have links that open pdfs.  I have some beautiful paper piecing pdfs and tutes I'd like to post (just bought EQ7 and have been playing a lot), but I don't know how to upload a pdf.

Please leave a comment if you know!!!!  Thanks!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Hippie Purse


OK, I did it. I hand pieced little hexies and made then into a bag...a BIG bag. It was so much fun to make. I had NO idea where I was going when I started piecing these little buggers, but I was having so much fun with my scraps, I really didn't care. Then I placed then on an ivory on ivory because I was going to turn them into a pouch, but then started playing around and voila....the Happy Hippy bag!

Here are some more pics

Let me know what you think. It is for sale at Stormy Blue Pottery in Murrysville, PA!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

And the Winner Is..........

Hello, everyone!

The contest has come to a close and it is time to announce the winner and the name of my new bag pattern:

The winner is jrtruba! I have contacted her and she is picking which 3 pattern she would like from my shop (I'll let you know which 3 she chose in a later post). She is also in charge of picking 1 free pattern for the runner up. The runner up is Deidre with "The Skinni Mini"-- super cute name too, but something just hit me with the Slim-plicity! Deidre, I need you to send me your e-mail so I can e-mail you your free pattern!

Thanks to all who entered! I REALLY appreciated all the support in naming this bag, it was really eluding me. Stop back often and I have more patterns in the works and will have more giveaways!



Friday, March 4, 2011

When It Rains, It Pours

OK, so the girls had their 'recheck' today for 1 case of peumonia, 1 double ear infection, and 1 case of bronchitis...all is well. Lyn still has fluid in her ear and has to wear ear plugs during biggie. Casually mentioned to the doctor that E-man has had a cough that won't go away and I took in in today for a later appointment...Uh, Oh...he's got a sinus infection and enlarged tonsils...OK, I've had ENOUGH already! Well, I guess not because now I have to make a trip to the ENT. These poor kids have had one thing and then the other...rrrrggghhh. Who else is sick of all this sickness?

On a VERY different note. I love all the name for the bag that you all have been turning in...have to admit I have TWO favorites. Unless I get any more entries by the 9th (I think I forgot to mention that I gave the contest 2 weeks) I think I've got a winner. AWESOME AWESOME. I can't wait to reveal the cover page for the new pattern. It has a new look! I will defintely have a post on the 9th announcing the winner's name, the bag's name and a pic of the front cover of the new pattern! I have had so many people stop me while I've been out with my bag asking me where I got it! Oh, I already sold the bag I put on the front cover (very similar to mine!). The pattern is so fun to make, too! I've been carrying the bag for about 2 weeks and don't know what I did before I had it. It just fits everything perfectly and organizes everything just where I need it (if I do say so myself! :0)

OK, so stay tuned for the winner on the 9th! I will contact the winner first and ask for contact info to send....the 3 patterns of her choice! That's right! She gets to pick. She also gets to pick 1 free pattern for the runner up! Oh, didn't I mention there would be a runner up? Oh, well, I think extra freebies are ALWAYS welcome, right!?!

Later....Sew On!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My 1st Giveaway!

Ok, my 1st Giveaway! Wow. This is a milestone. I need a name for the new bag pattern I am creating....

I tho't I'd call it the Slimster, but I don't think it's descriptive or catchy enough. So, just leave a comment with what you would call the bag. The person with the best suggestion wins a set of 3 of my patterns...which ones TBD at a later date.

OK, Go for it! Let's see what you got! I'll post some more photos of another colorway later!