Greetings fellow quilters!!
There's been so much happening in the first few weeks of 2015 I've not taken any time to blog. I do hope you've been keeping up with my goings on at Facebook or Instagram. Happy New Year!
I have a couple of fun things to share today.
This is my first attempt at a quilt design using the Electric Quilt 7 software. I purchased this software months ago and never found the time to open it. Finally -- with an upcoming Moda Bake Shop design looming, I decided to break down, install the software, and give it a try. Here's a sneak peek of the starter design:
I had a bit of a learning curve getting started, but I was happy to get something drafted.
I'm using Laundry Basket Quilts "Heart's Content" fabric for this quilt (grab a Layer Cake) -- and was able to download the fabric swatch images from Moda's site. It's so cool -- you can fill in the EQ7 quilt blocks with the exact fabric you're going to use - I love that!!
Here's a picture of the design before I installed EQ7.... Pencil and paper... the old fashioned way:
Stay tuned in February when I share this new tutorial and quilt design on the Moda Bake Shop....
Speaking of which -- On January 1st, 2015 the Moda Bake Shop published their Top 14 viewed Recipes of 2014 and I'm thrilled to say that Redbird and Berries was the #1 recipe for the year!! Oh My Goodness I was really blown away -- so honored.
Thank you all again for your continued support and encouragement and many thanks (again) to the Moda Bake Shop -- what a great way for aspiring designers to get their work online!!
You can see the complete list of the Top 14 in 2014 by clicking here. There are some really great recipes there - do check it out. You can see the Redbird and Berries recipe by clicking here.
Before I go -- I wanted to share this image of a female Northern Cardinal hanging around the bird feeders at our home.
It's really unusual to see a female cardinal that is as brilliant as the red male cardinal -- this little girl takes the cake. Every time I see her at the feeders I grab the camera and run (sneak) to the window to take a shot. So beautiful.
If you're interested you can see more songbird images at our feeders by clicking here.
Thanks for stopping by today - I'll be back soon!