Sunday, February 27, 2011

I got EQ7!!!

The other day EQ7 arrived at my door! For those of you who are not quilty, EQ7 is Electric Quilt 7, which is software to design my own quilts. I have wanted it since it came out last year. The pictures show a quilt I designed and made. I call it Spring At Last! and isn't it springy? When actually making the quilt I found that I did not have enough of the purple fabric to make the border so I skipped that part. I bound it in the same green I used in the sashing. It still has the binder clips on it for now because I will be taking it with me on election day to do the hand sewing. I am very excited about having EQ7 and I have already designed and saved several quilts, which may or may not ever be made. The more I work with it the more I learn. So far all I have done is combine blocks and put sashings and borders around them. There is so more more the program can do!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Quilt Retreat 2011

These were my nearest neighbors at the retreat last weekend. Debbie is there wearing her striped shirt, Lynn is in her white shirt, Kathleen is across from Lynn, and Shar Wiseman and her daughter were beside me. I don't remember the woman in the red shirt. There were quite a few people there that I don't know. I will add more pictures in the next few days.
I got a quilt top made at retreat. I was going to start another one but I didn't have all the fabric with me that I needed. Since I have been back home I have put the sewing machine in place but haven't used it yet. Some of the other stuff got put away already.
I am reorganizing my scrap fabrics in their bins. I thought I was doing well just having them separated by color but now I am folding them neatly and standing them on their edges so I can see them all at once. I am also separating out all the batiks into their own bin. After I get done with that job I am going thru all my yardage fabrics and separating by color on their hangers in the closet where they are kept.
I will still have too much stuff for the space I have but that's ok - I refuse to get rid of it!