Congratulations to Joan H. for winning the $25 gift certificate towards an EQ class as a result of her entry in the Blue Moon Blog Hop.
The opening exercises for the winter Olympics was last night and I am already hooked. I was up way too late on Wednesday evening watching curling -- the chess like game of the Olympics according to one of the commentators. Curling was a gym class in high school so I thought I understood the game -- but we pretty much just threw the stone down the ice and hoped for the best.
It took me quite a few attempts to get a curling image I actually liked that was reasonably easy to foundation piece. Here is my ending pattern.
Please feel free to download it for tracing if you wish to replicate my block.
In the free video tutorial I take you though sectioning and drafting this block. I also made a mistake and selected the wrong block type (EasyDraw rather than EasyDraw plus Applique). I will also share will you my trick for fixing that problem.
My Attempt at Winter Sports
On a personal note, while on vacation earlier this week, I made it out cross country skiing. Yes that is frost on my eyebrows and eyelashes. The weather was a little frigid. I think I will stick with skating at the indoor rinks in Minneapolis.
Featured Patterns: Valentine Quilts
Miniature Thread Art Pattern Plus Machine Embroidery Heart Bundle
Combine three different thread art machine embroidered hearts with the miniature thread art piecing pattern to create your own Valentine (or heart) quilt. The 3 machine embroidery designs are included with the digital pattern!
This miniature quilt finishes 18" x 24". (Four other sizes are included in the pattern as well.)
Be My Valentine Pattern
This also makes a great shower or wedding gift for someone special in your life. Quilt measures 40" x 16".
Download copy of pattern (12 pages fully illustrated including options for use of specialty rulers) $8. Purchase here.
Shoot for the Stars with EQ8
Are you just getting started with Electric Quilt 8 and need some help?
Shoot for the Stars is designed to get you started with Electric Quilt 8 through training delivered straight to your inbox. This series includes 14 short (ie. 5-10 minute) videos delivered over the course of a month allowing you to learn the basics of this complex program in bite size increments.
The class is currently on sale for $25 (regular $35). Join now.
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