More Easter Eggs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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3/21/2015 12:53:50 am
Thank you for showing these videos!! They are very informative and inspiring! I love both the Art and Stitch and EQ!
3/21/2015 05:23:49 am
I just discovered how helpful your blog is!!! Thank you so much.
3/21/2015 11:40:00 am
You said in the video that you would give us an egg to get started. Where can we get that egg. I might like to try it. Really need to learn more about my EQ7 software.
3/21/2015 11:53:23 am
Never mind! I just found it :o)
3/22/2015 02:49:13 am
I've never used patchdraw before! Interesting! I AM working on an egg....
3/22/2015 02:51:18 am
Not sure why it only posted my name as "A".Sorry
3/22/2015 12:36:00 pm
Thank you so much for your great videos! Will you be putting the Easter Egg video on your web page so we can view it later? That is a very helpful one for beginners to start importing an image and then moving the nodes to fit the egg.
3/22/2015 12:55:15 pm
Yes. There is sometimes a bit of a delay. But eventually they end up both on the videos page on my site and on my You Tube channel.
3/23/2015 05:52:30 pm
Sounds like a fun challenge. I'm going to work on this and try to join the fun of sharing.
4/1/2015 12:40:17 pm
I would have drawn and egg, but it's past the due date at this point..
4/1/2015 01:13:27 pm
I will still take submissions through Friday morning. I agree that it is not much time to do one -- but all it takes is an hour.
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