10/25/2013

Blog Hopping Ends Today

Today is the final day of the Autumn Applique Animal Blog Hop. I am sad to have it end because I have seen and learned new things from the bloggers. I am so impressed by the work and ideas shown in these blogs. Thanks again to Electric Quilt and Beaquilter.com

For those of you who commented so positively on my tutorial, thank you. I didn't want to make it too long or boring, but I wanted you to be able to replicate the apple and try something that was, maybe, new.

Bea didn't know it until I told her today, but I did not use the EQ PatchDraw Block worktable (applique) until I joined her April 2013 blog hop. I always designed pieced blocks using EQ's EasyDraw Blocks. I never thought I could design applique patterns. I have learned quite a bit through the blogs. 

So, here is the silly character I designed using a gooseneck gourd that I had seen in a seed catalog. I did not copy the photo. I just tried to draw its shape the best I could. I knew I could grab the bezier points and shape the objects the way I wanted. So here it is. Maybe not yet completed, in fact, I think I need to get into the motif worktables and see if I can add more detail to it from there. Maybe a leaf for an arm?


If you have not been to all the blogs, here they are and below the list is information about the Giveaway! 

October 21st

October 22nd

October 23rd

October 24th

October 25th
Visit Carol and "EQ Mouse" and leave them a comment as entry into the EQ7 Program giveaway

Those who leave a comment on my blog today, telling me which of my applique designs you could possibly use in a project, are entered into MY giveaway--this great bundle of fat quarters.  I will announce my giveaway winner on October 28.

I will mail this fat quarter bundle within the U.S. If someone outside the U.S. wins, I have a collection of PDF patterns I have designed to email to you.
I must have a way to contact you. If you are a no-reply blogger, or do not have a blog, you must leave your email address in the comment. If I can't contact you, I will not be able to include you in the drawing. I do not accept anonymous comments. They go into my spam file! I will leave this contest open until 11:59 EST on October 25, 2013. 

Have fun with your quilting designs. And always feel free to share them with me. I would like to see what others are designing.


18 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Now I prefer gourds over pumpkins so this is so cute!

Fiesta said...

I love your appliqué love wallhanging. Thank you for the chance. You are very talented.

JustPam said...

I could see the little acorn applique on a fall table topper-they are all so cute though it would be hard to decide.

JoyceLM said...

I love your acorn - would use it on a leaf quilt. But the goosey gourd is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

That gord is to cute! My mom would love that on a bag!

Tina said...

Your Acorn Is Very Cute And I Could Use It On Post Cards. But In Looking Back In Your Blog I Found An Adorable Snail That I Like A Lot. Would Be Cute On My Grandson's Shirt.

Scrapatches said...

Your gooseneck gourd character is just so cute. I love the idea that you used a seed packet for your inspiration. I thought I liked the cute little apple the best until I saw this one. It would be fun to try to design something like this. I really would love to try this! Fall quilts and fabrics and colors are a favorite of mine. Thanks for the chance to win these pretty FQs ... :) Pat

Kathy L said...

Love the gourd. Thanks for the chance to win.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh my the little blackbird/crow is soooo cute.

Leah said...

Love that duck. And great job for jumping right in and trying the applique section of EQ.

Quilting Tangent said...

I like the apple, very cute. The duck needs a little work, but is coming alone. Love the fat quarters. The EQ7 looks great. Enjoyed the hop. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Joyce Carter said...

I really like the gourd and the acorn. thank you for the chance to win.

Dawn Frisch said...

I think the goose gourd is really cute. My sister used to make things out of the gourds themselves for really neat gifts. I would use the goose gourd in a Autumn wallhanging. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Good luck everyone!
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bluebear said...

I like your little crow and would like to use it on a baby quilt. Thanks!

Emily C said...

I love the surprised acorn and could see him in a collage with an animal stealing him. Perhaps a squirrel.

Carol said...

Your comments about not drawing applique are great. That's what I tell my class all the time. I'm not an artist and can't draw with pencil and paper. But EQ has opened a whole new world for me. I CAN draw now!

Bonnie58 said...

I love your applique. Thanks so much for sharing

beaquilter said...

didn't see this gourd until now, it's adorable!