Sam In Mexico Is Now Ready..

Sam In Mexico-

Sam In Mexico-

The third block in this series is now ready to go.

Sam In Mexico.. I love these colors for him, although I like the original color set I previewed him in also.

This is a voting for March release week also, and your choices are: Africa and China Be sure to stop in and vote for your choice for March’s release.

This week’s release is Sunbonnet Sam In Mexico. Available in a 9×9 and 12×12 size.

Their were several people who turned in blocks in the Flickr group, in the past few weeks. If you haven’t visited to see the blocks, be sure to go and see the other blocks. Sometimes it helps to see what others have to done to get your own creative juices flowing. I love each one of them, it’s amazing to see what other people do and how they interpret their own colors to use.

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What’s Happening ? Sew Sew Much!!!

NQA Day 2016

I’ve got sew many things to post about today that I am feeling a bit on the I hope I remember it all side…

I’m just going to do a post of coming events… Monday  – Februay 1st, is Sunnet Sue or Sam In Mexico (care to venture a guess which one I’ll release first 🙂 Leave me a comment..

Nuts About – will start Thursday – February 4, 2016.. Each day a chance to win 2 different prizes in giveaways by The Fat Quarter Shop and Any Pattern.com.  Twenty two amazing bloggers are going to post wonderful projects to let us know what they are Nuts About!! See the schedule here. Be sure you drop in here at Seams To Be Sew to pick up your daily free pattern during the hop.

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Sam In Brazil Is Now Ready..

Sam In Brazil-large

Sam In Brazil-largeThe second Sunbonnet is now ready in the Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Travel The World Block Of The Month series. This week’s release is Sunbonnet Sam In Brazil. Available in a 9×9 and 12×12 size.

Their were several people who turned in blocks in the Flickr group, in the past few weeks. If you haven’t visited to see the blocks, be sure to go and see Sue In Brazil. Sometimes it helps to see what others have to done to get your own creative juices flowing. I love each one of them, it’s amazing to see what other people do and how they interpret their own colors to use.

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EQ Lesson For January – Printing Layouts (Australia Preview and BOTM Updates Also)

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stbs-print lesson I like to try and post an EQ lesson as often as possible, and by no means could I do one on a weekly basis. I’m going to shoot for once a month in tribute to Electric Quilt‘s 25th Anniversary. Yep, that’s right, can you believe it?? 25 years creating quilting software for you, the quilter, for me, a quilter.. I’m fairly sure that I haven’t even owned a pc for that long itself, it was 1992-3 that we bought our first desktop pc, with our tax refund. At the time, it cost a whopping $1200.00, it had all the latest bells and whistles and windows 3.1 .. I so remember those days, but the thing I remember the most about my desktop, was the day someone in a email group for quilters wrote a how to on copying and pasting… I can still remember that aha moment.. Today, I can build a desktop from putting the motherboard in the tower, to installing windows and software. I’ve replaced numberous hard drives over the years, graphic cards, ram… the list goes on and on… My first version of Electric Quilt was version 3. It was on a floppy disk if I remember right, and a friend and I went in on the cost of the software. At the time, we had no idea that was a no no. When I moved to California, I bought my own copy.. and just upgraded thru the years. It wasn’t until Electric Quilt v7 tho that I really got serious about deciding to learn it. I had been playing games on Facebook for years, literally.. we have moved to a new home on the base here in Sicily, and I decided I really wanted to get back into quilting instead of gaming so much. So I literally quit all my games on Facebook and started learning EQ. I ended up going back to one of them, but I quit that game in January of 2015 for good. I’ve never looked back. Once in awhile I’ll go in and play some backgammon because I love to play and a good stress reliever for me is to go and play some games of backgammon.

So, as part of Electric Quilt‘s year long celebration of 25 years, I will post a lesson on using Electric Quilt each month as my thank you for such great software.

Today’s lesson is fairly upfront. it talks about some tips and tricks I use when creating layouts for my patterns. It’s something tho that everyone can use when they go to print out their layouts for their pattern in EQ.

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Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Travel The World – Sue In Brazil

Sunbonnet Sue In Brazil

Sunbonnet Sue In Brazil

Welcome To my 2016 Block of the Month. As most of you know, I’ve dedicated this BOTM to the Olympics for 2016, and the first release is Sue In Brazil.

I am much later posting today than I had planned to be, but I made it at the very least even before midnight my time, I’m patting myself on the back.. LOL

So Come on in for the download link(s) (yes, there are a few) and lets get started making Sunbonnet Sue’s.

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Polls Fixed – and New Previews of Sue and Sam..

Sue and Sam Travel The World BOTM

Sue and Sam Travel The World BOTM

Today I have some new previews for you… some you may have seen in the layout images yesterday, but I’m going to show you a closer more detailed image than what you saw in the layouts… If you missed the previous previews of Sue and Sam that I posted a few weeks ago, they are located near the bottom of this page.

First I would like to note that the poll options from yesterday have been fixed, thank goodness … If you tried to vote yesterday and didn’t see a “results” show up for your vote, please try again. You can vote once daily on each of the polls. There are two polls, one for February’s release, and one for the layout of the quilt itself. Please take the time to vote, it’s anonymous, and it helps me to know you are interested in this block of the month.

I’ve also updated the Block of the Month‘s page that I posted a few weeks ago with new BOTMs, for you to follow, but their is nothing new added that Susan also hasn’t covered on her blog in the last week or so. She’s very fast. 🙂

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Sue and Sam Around The World..Guidelines and Features

Sunbonnet Sue and Sam

Sunbonnet Sue and Sam

2016 is an a year filled with fun and surprises all year long here at Seams To Be Sew. So many great things are happening in 2016, and I hope this block of the month will celebrate one of the best events that will come in 2016.

2016 is a summer Olympics year, I absolutely love the Olympics, each year that we have one, whether it’s winter or summer, I am an avid Olympic fan. My tv is on watching them day and night and I can honestly say I get very little sleep during the time that the Olympics are being held. My block of the month this year is dedicated to the over 10,000 Olympians that will descend on Rio De Janeiro, Brazil this year. For their hard work and dedication and the spirit of participating in an event that allows countries from the world to come together and enjoy the spirit of competition, I hope you will enjoy Sue and Sam Traveling The World.

Sewwwwwwww without further ado, Welcome to my 2016 Sunbonnet Sue and Sunbonnet Sam Travel The World Block of The Month. (that’s a lot of title to write.. I will definitely be shortening it at some point)

The artwork for Sue and Sam was commissioned exclusively for Seams To Be Sew at Clipartopolis.

Barring any issues with real life events, Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Travel the World will take all 12 months to complete. Two blocks per month will be released. The first block will be released the first monday of every month, the second block will be released the 3rd monday of every month. Continue reading