I found a cute QAL today..

Hillside_QALDo you ever get on the web in your browser to do something and end up spending hours because you saw something else over and over again that interested you?

This happens to me more often than I care to admit. However, once in awhile I come upon something I’d like to share and today I found something I thought I’d like to share.

Those who know me, know I do not use cell phones, so Instagram and Twitter are services I don’t even subscribe to. The Hillside Houses Quilt-A-Long that I found today is via Instagram however, although she is also posting the pdfs on her blog for those who don’t want to use those small smart screens. I happened upon this QAL today quite by accident when I clicked on a blog logo for it at someone else’s site.

I love Quilt Alongs, they are like mini blocks of the month, usually starting and finishing within six to eight weeks. If your not careful, they can come along and start and finish before you ever know they were even posted. I try to visit blogs I like every day, but some people like myself don’t blog every day either. I also don’t always find “subscribe” buttons, or ways to follow some blogs and of course it’s just not possible to follow every single blog. Since I don’t use blogger as my platform for my blog, I also don’t get to see all the cool stuff happening over on those blogger blogs easily without an email and I don’t always get those blogger emails subscribers in my email to read about. This is why I wish other bloggers would use something like blogluvin, or feedly, or even Networked Blogs. I have a feedburner logo on my own site, but I have no idea if it even works or not.

Either or, this post isn’t suppose to be a rant.. :) It’s suppose to be about a cool cute little Quilt Along I happened upon today over at Pretty Little Quilts. She’s already into the first 5 blocks, with two more posted to Craftsy today, but there are still five more blocks to go. She is posting the pdfs to Craftsy, and they are free, so that you’ll always have access to them once the QAL is over. So go on over and show her how much you like this QAL by leaving a comment.

Have a great day!!

Marian

A Cute Little Flower For You!!

Umbrella FlowerI was just playing around in Electric Quilt last night and drew this cute little Umbrella Flower.

I’ve decided to offer it as a free pattern for ya’ll, Please Enjoy. I won’t be adding this file to Craftsy any time soon.

If you’d like the Electric Quilt project file for this pattern, they will be blogging about it in the near future.

I’ve created the pdf in 9 and 12-Inch block sizes, it includes the cutting files for you.

Artwork by JW Illustrations

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How To Create Project Files In EQ..

eqprojectsToday’s lesson comes from the idea that I was creating a project file and got to thinking about all the little things one should know before creating a project file. I’ve downloaded many project files from EQ’s own website where people have generously shared their projects or patterns and some didn’t have any info on the notecards. To me, sharing the info on the notecard is one of the most important steps in creating a file your going to share or sell. So I decided to create a video on creating project files in Electric Quilt.

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A year later… WoW!!!

number_1_at_craftsy-wowOne year ago today, I participated in the Super Powers Blog Hop.. it has amazed me ever since that a block I added to Craftsy has remained in the top 10 downloads for the Embroidery section of the site. It hasn’t always been in the top 10, but at least once a month or so I will see it in the top 10 downloads.

I was adding Little Treasures for October and November last night and noticed that it was at the top of the downloads list.. To say I was surprised was an understatment.

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Little Treasures December 2014 Released

LT12It hasn’t been easy to post this one… The last one in my 2014 Block of the Month series.

While I may post bonus blocks from time to time, this is the official last one in the series.

No tutorials with this one, although it is probably one of the more difficult blocks to put together, I’ve already covered everything in previous blocks, so if their is something you need to learn you’ll find that info in my Tutorials section.

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Have A Latte Starts Here…

Have A Latte

I’ve been looking forward to this blog hop since I first signed up for it.

I absolutely LOVE coffee, with my cream and my Equal.. I’m set to go. I am not a one cup coffee drinker, or just a two, I don’t do caffeine free coffees either. I drink easily a pot of coffee a day. We have a Kuerig and I have my first cup with the Kuerig first thing in the morning while I set the coffee pot to brew. My favorite coffee is Donut House Coffee, but I’m also fond of Folgers Black Silk.

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