New Purchase

OMG! I can’t believe I just pushed the button and bought the Accuquilt Studio! I have no idea where it’s going to live, I’d love a table that rolls underneath my big 6′ wide sewing table.  That would be the ideal solution, I just don’t know if that will happen.  I also bought a 5″ charm square die that cuts 8 at a time, I’m hoping to be able to cut charms and put them on etsy.  I’d like to also cut other peoples fabric – maybe something like drunkard’s path dies, or winding ways, etc.  I just don’t know if it would sell or not.  I hope this isn’t a case of buyer’s remorse already!! 🙂

I hope to start working on some sewing this week, since I designed a few quilts this week while I was testing EQ, I have a lot of ideas!  I also have to fix an embroidery order for my friends bakery, I guess pregnancy brain hit me early and I didn’t do the full design on her shirts.  Logo is there, but the name of her business is not!

I did finish the cross stitch piece for the wedding, just need to get to Joann’s and get the frame.  I’ll get a picture up once it’s framed.

Til later,

Electric Quilt on the Mac!

I am super thrilled!!!!  A few months ago someone posted on one of my EQ groups that EQ was coming out with a version for the Mac.  After we got our tax refund last year I moved to a MacBook Pro laptop and this year after we got our tax refund I got a Mac Mini.  Since I really only have a few programs that run in windows or don’t have a replacement version for the Mac I decided to use Parallels and run those programs under windows on my macs.  So when I found out that a Mac version was coming I was all for it!  This means 1 less program I need to use Parallels for, and if I ever find a decent embroidery program for the Mac that isn’t a lot of money I might be able to get rid of it!

Film at Five 1x1
Any way, they were looking for people to beta test and I signed right up.  We just got the beta version a week or so ago and I’ve been spending time as I can on it. I like taking quilts I find on websites or in magazines and redesigning them in EQ. This allows me to make changes to them as I need, depending on what colors I have in fabric or sizes I have already cut out.  I designed one recently from a website that is 5 x 5 25-patch blocks with sashing to make a quilt measuring 86″ x 86″.  Of course I need to see what the different sizes are going to be so I looked at 4×4, 3×3, 2×2, and 1×1.  I think I might start with making the 1×1 because it’s the perfect size for a table topper!  This might be the best way for me to get sewing again!