Tuesday, June 03, 2008

I Learned a New Skill!

Aside from sewing a lot of goodies for my Etsy shop, I have been working on PDF files for the patterns I have been writing. My biggest roadblock was in merging my cover and instructions so I just have one file instead of two, and I finally got it down today! I am thrilled that I can finally offer my patterns as a digital download!  I've also been tweaking some of my online info - I changed my email because my verizon e-mail seems to be a Canadian Pharmacy Spam Magnet! Yuck, but I always have to check all of those e-mails because it could be someone ordering a pattern. So I switched to a gmail account and we'll see if that helps.

Tada!  Now available in PDF (instant gratification - no waiting for the mail!)  Floral Irish Chain.  

Now, on to the sewing! I was looking for some beads, but instead found a large stack of rail fence blocks that I was saving to make baby quilts. Well, I had enough to make three different quilts! The first one is in greens and pinks. Very pretty, and best of all I was able to use a piece of yardage I've had for at least 15 years. It was just too cute to cut up, but it was perfect for the border of this sweet little baby quilt!

I found a pretty floral in my stash that was perfect for the back, and voila - a whole quilt out of stash fabric! Isn't that the best feeling ever... not only did I not buy anything to have fun creating this, but I also diminished some of my misc. extra fabric. I really love being able to make quilts out of my stash!

I quilted this with hearts (yeah, my trademark lopsided "is it a heart or a leaf?" heart!) and loops using a green variegated thread on the front and white on the back. And it came out great! The binding is one of the greens in the blocks.
Today I'm working on the blue quilt - definitely lots of blues in my stash, this one won't be much of a challenge to find the fabric for!

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