The challenge this month was to create New York Beauties quilt designs.
This was a difficult challenge. In fact, i wasn’t even planning to participate because my lack of knowledge in regards to the challenge requirements wasn’t what I thought I could handle. Then, a small miracle happened. My dear friend Bea, added a tutorial to her site for her EQ Tuesday Tutorial series and I was saved. Because she posted the Layout Library tutorial, I was able to come up with a quilt for the challenge in May.
Well I’ve been a bad bad girl. It’s not that I haven’t thought about posting. I’ve just been very busy doing many things and playing with EQ and Bernina’s Designer Plus software trying to learn both. I have managed to do a few things in these few short months since I last posted and I will follow up with those posts here in a few moments.
I’ve also gained permission to post tips for the Viking machines from the site known previously as Sew Much For Retirement, originally created by Janice Hemming. I am currently working to get that area of the site up and running so people who loved her tips and tricks on using there Vikings can again enjoy those really helpful tips.
There may be a few problems on the site as I work thru having upgraded WordPress and while I will try to get them fixed, I will ask you if you would kindly let me know if you run across any errors, or bad links on the site. One can never know what will go wrong when you upgrade any type of script.
See ya soon,
For me, the last day of the contest has arrived and I have gone thru the list of comments and been to random.org to let them pick the winner.
We now have a winner for the Quiltmaker 6 Quilting Designs CD from Electric Quilt.
And the winner is…
It’s been an amazing week full of fun, learning and great times at each of the different sites for Bea’s EQ Applique’D Animals Blog Hop. For me, being a new blog site, I’ve learned not only about EQ itself, but taking care of my blog and how to do things I was not aware of prior to people coming to visit me. I wish to take a moment and thank each of you who visited, especially those of you who left comments, compliments and the wanting to learn. I hope you will take the time, or purchase EQ and realize that your dreams can come true in quilting.
The above image gallery is a beautiful reminder of the sites I’ve learned from this week and a wonderful opportunity for you to continue to visit.
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.
It’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.