Thursday, December 15, 2011

Feeling Merry!

Feeling Merry today even though it's not quite Christmas yet. Why you may ask? Well I just got an early Christmas present! I'm usually more into the giving part of Christmas than the receiving, but this gift may have me rethinking that idea a little ;)

My husband surprised me with EQ7! When I grabbed saw the box he generously let me have it early!

I'm super excited to play with this awesome design software! I've attempted to put some of my original patterns onto paper but I find it quite challenging to "reverse engineer" the quilt instructions. Math isn't my strongest skill (I have been known to make an emergency run to the fabric store in the middle of a quilt because someone may have miscalculated the yardage needed) but this software handles all of that pesky math stuff. I usually just make it up as I go I can actually design it first!!!

I'm also excited about some fabric additions...Etchings yardage!

I bought three bolts to go with the Etchings Fat Eighth bundles in my shop. The bundles include a darling pattern made up of flying geese units. The bundles already include the free pattern and until December 31st,  I'll throw in a free Fit to be Geese ruler on all orders of Etchings Fat Eighth bundles! Only while supplies last, tho...

The pattern is made up of flying geese units and this handy ruler from Open Gate makes them so easy!

I also have some fun deals going on in the shop right now! Christmas kits are on sale, a great Deal of the Day and don't forget to check out our longarm quilting service! We have the quilting service set up like an a la cart menu so you can easily pick out your quilt top size, quilting pattern, thread and batting. Pretty easy!

Hope you're feeling Merry now, too!


PS...the finished quilt dimensions for the free quilt pattern are 56"x62". To make the top and binding, you'll need the Etchings Fat Eighth bundles and some yardage. For the inner border and binding, you'll need to order 1 yard of rosewood. For the outer border, you'll need 2 yards of the aqua or slate that will be cut the length of the fabric. If you don't mind piecing the outer border width of the fabric, you'll only need 1 1/2 yards :)

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