Last week I did a video in Art and Stitch that showed how I drafted an Easter egg and made the design continuous so I could easily stitch it out my my longarm. I haven't heard from many of you. I'm hoping it was the nice weather or maybe spring break. It is still not to late to create your own decorated egg.
For those that were having some issues with the video, I have a suggestion. Make sure you click on the title of the post before running the video. I found when I did this, I was able to run it on my desktop, tablet and even my old 4S Iphone. If it still doesn't work, you may want to try a different time of day (when the internet in your neighborhood is a little less busy). I personally will try to have shorter videos going forward; as I also suspect that is part of the issue.
Electric Quilt Applique Easter Egg
Easter Egg Contest (really this is just an exchange)
As I mentioned last week, I am sponsoring an Easter Egg exchange. Please feel free to submit either an Art and Stitch Design or an Electric Quilt (applique or embroidery) design. Do you need some ideas for decorating your egg -- try a Google Search. There are lots of options out there.
Here are the guidelines:
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.
Once you have completed the design, label it with your name. Send me the file at email@example.com.
For those using EQ Stitch, please send me a PJ7 file. (If you attached stitches, you can send the P7E file as well.) To create the PJ7 file, click File>Export Project as PJ7 (No Stiching).
Due date is Tuesday, March 31st.
Here are the files with the basic egg shape.
National Sewing Day
Are you celebrating National Quilting Day today? I will be celebrating by meeting with one of my small groups for a bit of sewing and some serious fun.
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