I immediately needed to put some muslin on my machine and stitch out a number of those placemats. Then I had a little room left on the muslin and decided I needed a couple of oval placemats as well. I needed to do some modification of the design to make it work for the ovals. I found this worked best in Art and Stitch.
Creating my own Easter Egg Designs
I decided to start with some basic zigzags and circles and played in both Electric Quilt and Art and Stitch.
Next week I will share how I created the Electric Quilt design.
If you watch both videos, you will better understand the differences in the drawing tools.
I share a few new tools in this video including the tracing wizard and transform.
Easter Egg Contest
Did you ever participate in an Easter egg contest?
Back when I was growing up, you could pick up your "entry form" from a local store or the newspaper. Those coloring pages that were completed and turned in were on display at a local business establishment and there were prizes for the best submissions. I recall submitting my renditions on occasion, but I don't believe I ever won anything.
I'm still pretty sure I wouldn't win any prizes today - check out my colored egg on the right. :)
Anyone who submits a design is a winner (but you must submit a design to win). Those who submit a design will have access to a members only page on my website. From this page they can download files from all the exchange participants. However, you must have the source software to be able to use the file. If you do not submit a design, you will not be able to receive the files.
Due date is Saturday, March 28th.
The login button will change to "My Account". You will then be able to choose the page to access.
I will post pictures of the submitted designs on an upcoming blog post with your name (but will not provide access to the files).
Etsy Shop Now Open
I have one niece that is "coloring" age -- and 10 quilted items. I need to either adopt more nieces and nephews or find another avenue for these mini quilts.
So I decided I would offer them on Etsy and am officially opening my Etsy shop. Here is the link if you are interested in a quilted placemat or mug rug for an Easter gift.
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