Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Finally have found time to add to my blog.  It has been a hectic couple of weeks here, having some work done on the house, picking out paint colors, doing some redecorating too. 

This is a picture of a Storm at Sea wallhanging that I am making for a wall in John's den.  I chose the navy blue because the drapes in that room are navy.  The light background is actually a pretty beige and matches the fabric on the sofa that it will hang over.  The design was done in EQ7, which I am slowly learning how to use.  I am part of an online group currently doing the lessons that are provided in the software and I am learning a lot about the program.  This piece is almost done and I hope to finish it by week's end.  It is lightly quilted so it goes pretty quickly.  I am quilting it with Sulky Blendable in reds and it is actually quite pretty.  I still need some more practice on my HandiQuilter, the stitches aren't as perfect as I would like.  I have found that I need to start out each quilting day with a practice piece.  That helps me establish the rhythm that I need to keep the stitches even, or as close to even as I can manage. 

I have only completed 3 blocks in Esther's current BOM.  I am so far behind, but I hope to catch up over the winter.  The photos of the blocks on Esther's page are just beautiful.  So many creative people in the group. 

I hope you all have a creative and productive week! 


  1. How are you finding your EQ7 lessons? Where are you doing them online? I found I really couldn't design advanced applique - no matter what I tried. I'd love to learn, but think I'll have to find someone to do it for me as it seems an impossible task.

    Storm at Sea looks wonderful, can't wait to see it finished :)

  2. I also have EQ7 and have no clue how to use it I did sign up for lessons at QU but have not done them.. I need to be in a class lol. Love your quilt and quilting. That machine looks interesting.