A big piece of background fabric, and a lot of colorful scraps.
One of my achievements this year was to redraw a lot of blocks in Electric Quilt.
I started using EQ5 when I had a large collection of block designs scribbled on paper … and wanted them in My EQ Library as quickly as possible. I was learning quickly, too quickly to bother going back and doing a design again to make a more accurate pattern. Until this year the majority of my most accurate pattern were hand drawn sheets. The only ones which came out of EQ were the ones I drew specifically for a real fabric project or a pattern to share.
There are still a multitude of badly drawn blocks in my EQ library, but I am proud to say that over half of my library has been checked for accuracy.
The String of Beads designs were some of the worst drawn, but now I have tidied them up so that most of the blocks have the beads placed accurately, the beads are not distorted (though I haven’t quite worked out how I distorted them in the first place) and the designs which are meant to meet at block edges and corners, with maybe an overlapping bead or two, do so accurately.
I don’t think I will ever go back through quilt designs and tidy them all up with the new blocks, but if I want to use or share one of them I have the block designs ready to go. Nice feeling … which will be even nicer if I stick to checking and redrawing where required until they are all done.
(My main distraction is adding to the block design collection as I go!)
So, many of the quilt designs I will continue to share have a multitude of faults, but I know I could fix them so they are usable!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
That makes me feel like a super star!