Critters and Bugs – Bea’s EQ Applique’D Animals Blog Hop

Bee LessonThis is the second block I have designed in Electric Quilt.

Thanks go to Bea for letting me join this Blog Hop, The tutorial at DoYouEQ called Tracing In PatchDraw, Electric Quilt who creates this software for us to play in. The Graphics Shoppe who’s images I used to create my blocks for this blog hop.

Today I have created for you a Bee block which I have named Bea’s Bee. If you’d like to learn how to create the block yourself, you can watch the video below, otherwise, feel free to just download the pattern and enjoy. You will find the pattern near the bottom of this post.

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Summer Animals – EQ Applique’d Animals Blog Hop

Caterpillar LessonThis is the first block I have designed in Electric Quilt. Thanks go to Bea for letting me join this Blog Hop, The tutorial at DoYouEQ called Tracing In PatchDraw, Electric Quilt who creates this software for us to play in. The Graphics Shoppe who’s images I used to create my blocks for this blog hop. Continue reading

Just some Ramblings…

My EQStitch arrived this past monday and I had to set it aside to work on my site. With the blog date approaching, I knew I needed to have the site up and running, and my blocks were already pretty much finished and ready to stitch out. I was hoping to use EQStitch as part of the block design, but after using it, I am not so sure I want to do that now. We’ll see, I still may do something as a small extra.

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Jumping Right In

My first Blog Hop!!
Bea's EQ Appliqued Animals Blog HopIt’s quite typical that I would just jump right in and want to participate in something I think is one of the coolest things going on the web today. Ever since I restarted looking at what’s happening in quilting today and discovering all these great blogs, I have wanted to participate in a Blog Hop.So before I even opened this blog, and before I’d even learned how to applique in Electric Quilt, I signed on to participate. Talk about pressure. Now, where’s that sewing machine foot pedal, I need to get busy and get my block put together. The benefits of participating for me are:

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About Marian

Marian at WeddingIt’s very exciting to create any new website. I’ve built quite a few for other people in my time on the internet and I’ve enjoyed working on each one of them including my own websites.

It’s always fascinating to see them come together with the different colors and design of your site. Of course sometimes there are the frustrations when things don’t go the way you want them to as well.

Like building websites, quilting is much the same. We build our sites with color, and design in mind, much the same as making a quilt. It can be annoying, frustrating, spectacular and totally amazing when we see it finally coming together the way we want it to be. So, with that said…

Hello and Welcome, My name is Marian Pena, I’ve been sewing since 1974. I started learning in Home Economics while in the 9th grade. I just didn’t seem to understand all the little idiosyncrasies involved. One needs to learn how to stitch a seam, the importance of that seam, and why we stitch clothing at a normal 5/8 inch seam allowance, much like in quilting where that 1/4 inch seam allowance is the standard. I finally was lucky enough to happen on someone who wanted to teach a summer course when I was 15. She was my best friend’s sister, and her name was Ronnie. She was amazing and I have her to thank for my love of sewing still today.

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