A Little Bit of This and a Bit of That

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  1. The bird may be little but the attraction is huge. Knowing you, I am sure this is just a speed bump. I know you will conquer this beast too, whether it is version 8 or 9. Of course, Dr. Seuss Quilt was an instant sell. It was too adorable to sit in a shop 🙂

  2. Those paper piecing patterns are tough. I am loving what I am learning in the online classes that Kari teaches (I think we talked about this before). One thought is to do it on paper first then import the image and trace the lines. Start bigger and then you can make the block smaller (if that makes any sense). Oh, and I have started deleting a lot of the extra copies of blocks and quilts to make sure I am working on the most current version (not being able to name blocks or quilts in the programdrives me nuts)

  3. Congratulations on your quick Etsy sale. I don’t doubt that licensed-character fabrics like the Dr. Seuss prints you bought are appealing to quilt buyers. They were wise fabric purchases — and well worth a temporary lift on the ban!

  4. sandradny says:

    I hope you get to go to the class. Cindy and I decided today that things are too hectic and we won’t be able to go this year…:(. I love your hummingbird!

  5. Dawn Tornes says:

    Congratulations on selling your Dr. Seuss quilt! Sorry I don’t have EQ8 so I am no help. I am also a self learner but sometimes you just need to take a class otherwise I tend to just give up on it and EQ8 is too expensive to do that.

  6. chrisknits says:

    I knew you wouldn’t go long without buying fabric! But I must say I am pleased that I haven’t bought any so far this year! Now yarn, that’s another story.

  7. Your hummingbird block is so cute! I am sure you will get it figured out:). I will be a tester if you need one. Also, I think bans on fabric should be banned! 😊❤️

    • Roseanne says:

      HAHAHAHAHA! Yes Tracy, bans on banning fabric should be BANNED. No doubt about it and Sue laughed when I told her the new rule. 🙂 <3

  8. Can’t wait to see all of the fabric goodness and what you do with it! What I often do if I want to make a paper piecing pattern is get some kids colouring books with animal/bird themes. It’s so easy to draft a pattern using those as a design suggestion since the lines are nice and dark. I use the page to get a rough draft of the general shape. Then you can adjust and add elements as you please. 😉

  9. dezertsuz says:

    I don’t paper piece, but I love your hummingbird! Go enjoy that class – it isn’t that far away. You need a break … both of you. =) Now that was good thinking, I believe! So what do those NFL fabrics look like. 😉

  10. Kathryn says:

    The hummingbird is very close to a success, but I guess some hands on tutorials would make it that much easier for you. To be honest I am impressed with what you have achieved.

  11. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, Congratulations on selling your quilt! I wish you continued success on all of your selling adventures. I know nothing about designing or EQ anything, so I am of no help. Which makes me feel a tad bit sad, you have helped in so many ways and I can not return the favor when so asked. I hope that your fellow quilters who follow will have some great ideas for you! I am off to do a little of this and a little of that today myself. I hope that you have a splendid day!

  12. Your hummingbird looks so good, but it makes sense to put the sew along on hold for now until you become more comfortable with the EQ8 software. I can’t wait until I get my own copy, but I feel forewarned that the learning curve is steep at the beginning. I’m planning to go to QuiltCon in Austin Feb 2020 and hope to take an intensive EQ8 workshop there. Take care, Mary.

  13. I think you should make more Dr Seuss quilts if there is demand for them! The first one was awesome! I’m struggling a bit with my embroidery software…I’m at the point to give up making my own designs and just continue buying them — it will save me the headaches and non sleep from constantly thinking about what to try next!

  14. Gretchen says:

    I think you are wise to make more Dr Suess quilts. If the demand is there, provide the quilts! That’s one way to finance your fabric addiction. Happy stitching!

  15. Jayne says:

    I think your hummer is looking pretty good! It isn’t easy designing most anything, but something as detailed as this will certainly take some time! You’ll get there!

  16. Vicki in MN says:

    LOL you bought fabric already!! But I too thought you should make another right away. Are you following Kari Schels ‘onpoint quilter’blog for EQ tutorials?

  17. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    I am just kind of learning EQ8 as I go, but would love to attend one of their academys! There used to be an online “university” and it included EQ, but not sure if it’s still around. I’ll have to check that out. I do have the workbooks and am slowly working my way through those. I’m so happy your quilt sold so quickly!! That is awesome. And, of course, a great reason to fill the demand and purchase new fabric!

  18. Shannon Fleming says:

    The hummingbird picture up there looks great even if it’s not quite ready for a quilt along. Congrats on your quilt selling so quickly! Hope the next ones do just a well.

  19. yep, I’m with ya on the marketing of a hot item such as your Dr. Seuss Quilt…go for it!
    I’m wondering if the NFL fabric might be sewn into a prototype quilt and put out there for sale like the Dr. Seuss one? Probably another ‘boy/guy’ themed quilt that might just go like hotcakes!
    ps-congrats on baby girl’s arrival!

  20. I’m sorry to hear about the hummingbird and EQ8. I haven’t gotten very far in my EQ8 tutorials, yet; I keep quilting instead of sitting at the computer. Haha. Glad you snuck some fabric shopping in, although if it’s made up into a quilt quickly and then sold, it really doesn’t qualify as stash — right?!?

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