An EQ8 drawing of how I intend to layout my Moda Blockhead Blocks, once I can sew again. I have been studying EQ8 beginners manual, and have learned to scan in fabrics and photos into EQ and then use them in quilt design work. I love the option to scan in images of all these blocks to scale, and then use the actual fabric and block images in the quilt design. Hopefully, I can start sewing in about 5 weeks.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
I figured out how to EPP one handed, by bracing my stitching against my thumb, and using a clover clip to grip the fabrics. I cannot grip yet with my left hand, but this is working for now. Been working on my EQ8 as well, there are quite a few changes to the updated version, and that probably not new, but I did not know about them before.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
I have always heard be careful what you wish for. Of course I didn't wish for a broken wrist, but I did say I wished I had three or four weeks to work thru my EQ8 lesson book that arrived on Wednesday. I can't sew one handed, but I can operate my mouse and type with one hand :)
Monday, February 5, 2018
The fabrics I have selected are primarily from a Sarah Morgan line under Washington Street Studio, a division of P&B Textiles. Its called Southern Vintage. I just love the sound of that . Other fabrics I am using are Moda and a couple of other lines by P & B textiles. And then there are the random fabrics I pulled from my stash.
The basket is one we gave out at retreat as our "goody bags." Two friends, Darlene and Brenda, and I lined the baskets and my husband was drilled the holes in the handles and cut the dowel rods. The baskets were filled with hand made goodies made by members of my club and a few other little surprises.
I am using Wonderfil Invasil thread, I believe 80 wt. for the applique. This is new for me, as I usually just use Coats and Clark 50wt all purpose thread. I know - not normally an appliquer choice, but it works for me and I like that it does not break easily.
I did start the applique, just to see how the thread would work, and so far so good.
And so the Pemberley journey begins......