Tuesday, 6 July 2010

While I was away

I've been away doing family things and while I was away, the eagerly anticipated EQ7 package arrived!

I am looking forward to installing and getting stuck into some new designs. Hopefully this will save me  hours of drafting line drawings. I am reading (Ok, flicking) through the book, waiting for my daughter to explain the finer points to me.

I am hoping that EQ7 makes my designing life simpler and more productive. I really have so many designs I have not had the time to develop into actual work yet...this may make the difference...or not....it seems that computers rule everything nowadays, but I don't know what they have improved. I am hoping that saved time will be the big change. I've also heard that EQ7 allows designs to be turned into needlwork patterns, which my daughter is excited about (and so am I as I would love to see her work some of my own sketches into embrodiery.) We'll see....

As I've been away, I forgot to blog that Sunshine & Shadow won an award at the Sydney Quilt Show. I expected to be there, but at the last minute was unable. Many thanks to Deborah Laurie who went to the effort of posting my quilt back to me along with my prize. I won fabric which I am commited to stash busting quickly. It's a lovely new edition. They are fabrics I would never have bought, so it's nice to be working with fabrics outside my 'usual'. Thank to Charles Parsons for sponsoring the award. I also received a pack of batting, which is always useful! I love new wool batting, I find that it quilts beautifully.

To see the winning quilt gallery, click here


  1. Congratulations on your winning quilt Esther. It is a beautiful quilt and I enjoyed admiring it in Sydney.

  2. Congrats on the win. The fabrics you won are wonderful.

  3. That is awesome about your quilt....

  4. Congratulations! It's wonderful to be surprised that way.

  5. Congrats on your well deserved win. Gorgeous ribbon! Those fabrics look wonderful, I am sure you will turn them into a masterpiece

  6. How wonderful! Ribbons! Who does not like a new ribbon? Congrats to you and can't wait to see what becomes of those lovely fabrics.

    Blissfully Stitching,

  7. Congrats on your win!! Your quilt is beautiful! The fabrica are pretty and it's always fun to make something outside the box.

  8. Thank you for visiting my blog. Im am happy about your compliments about!
    Renate D.

  9. well done esther - it's a stunning quilt.enjoy your prize :)

  10. Congratulations!!
    Really Nice..

  11. Congratulations on your win, well deserved.

    Also interesting about EQ7 and it being able to turn designs into needlework patterns. If you and your daughter figure this out can you do a post on it. I have EQ7 and so far have not been able to figure this one out.


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