Playing with Simple Blocks in EQ – Part 2

Weave and Knots Quilt – original design by Annika Kornelis

In the picture above, can you see which square block I added to the striped block I played with in my previous post?re It is this one:

Fan variation block – drafted by me

I drafted this block myself, like the previous two blocks. The EQ block libraries have similar blocks, but I wanted a specific look, and I find it quicker to just draw it myself instead of browsing the libraries, trying to find exactly what I need. This block here is a simpler version of the ‘Rainbow fan’ block in EQ.

I am not sure how this ‘rainbow fan’ block was constructed, and I am not worried about it either when I am playing in EQ! I guess you could piece it or applique it, whatever your preference.

Modern Vine Strip Quilt – original design by Annika Kornelis

Quickly after I started combining the striped block with the curved block, I discovered something was missing. I wanted a block that would connect the curves with the stripes.
So I edited the fan block, adding six lines in the background.

Connecting Fan Variation block – original design by Annika Kornelis

These six simple lines added a lot of possibilities! Suddenly, I could make continuous lines flowing in many directions. You can see the difference when you compare the Modern Vine quilt below with the one above.

Modern Vine Strip quilt, continous  – original design by Annika Kornelis

Now, I wanted to explore the possibilities of just the Fan block with the Connecting Fan block, without the straight stripes.

Circles and Waves Medallion Quilt 1 – original design by Annika Kornelis

In just red and white, I created several medallion style quilts by setting my two chosen blocks in an on point setting.

Circles and Waves Medallion quilt 2 – original design by Annika Kornelis

This last one uses the same blocks on point, but is not a medallion quilt. I made many variations of these asymmetrical continuous wavy ribbons, but I think I like this one best.

Wavy Ribbons – original quilt design by Annika Kornelis

And, when I added the stripes again, I found these three blocks make very nice medallion style quilts in a straight set, too!

Stripes and Curved Medallion quilt – original design by Annika Kornelis

I just can’t stop playing with these! They are so versatile, and I have a need to explore every option. So, I have lots more to show you!

XXX Annika

A Song For Inklingo’s 10th Anniversary!

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Hoera! Inklingo bestaat deze maand tien jaar. Gefeliciteerd, Linda & Monkey!

Ik was al zo’n beetje vanaf het begin een fan, dus ik wilde dit zeker vieren. Ik heb een speciaal Inklingo-lied geschreven op een superaanstekelijke melodie. ABC van Jackson 5. Ik hoop hiermee nog wat meer mensen aan te steken met het Inklingo-virus :-).

Helaas kan ik zelf voor geen meter zingen. Dus, lees de tekst hieronder (in de Engelse post), en blèr lekker zelf mee met de muziek van de video hierboven. Maar, als JIJ een video wilt maken waarin je dit lied zingt, dan wil ik die dolgraag zien!

Pom, pom, pom…Print, Cut, Sew…!

XXX Annika

Klik hier om direct met Inklingo te beginnen: http://lindafranz.com/section/inklingo-quick-start-nederlands/99

ENGLISH

This month, Inklingo is around for ten years already! Hurray! Congratulations, Linda & Monkey!

I have been a fan from around the beginning, so I definitely wanted to celebrate this occasion! So I wrote special Inklingo lyrics to a very contageous melody, ABC by Jackson 5. I hope to infect some more people with the Inklingo virus this way. :-)

Unfortunately, I can’t keep a tune at all, or else I would have posted a video with me singing along. But I think everyone will be much happier if you yourselves just scream along with the ABC music, reading the lyrics below.

Of course, if YOU want to post a video performing this song, I would love to see it!

Na, na, na.., Print, Cut, Sew…!

(To the melody of ABC:)

To ten years of Inklingo
And to many, many years to come!
You can try it for free, so why do I see
You haven’t even tried it once?

Oh, well, now
We’re gonna teach you
Teach you, teach you
All about this now
All about this
Sit yourself down, take a seat
All you gotta do is just watch the Monkey

Print Cut Sew
Then piece and patch like a Pro
You’ll finish before you know
There you go
Print Cut Sew
Makes the greatest quilts girl!

Print Cut Sew
Then piece and patch like a Pro
You’ll finish before you know

There you go
Print Cut Sew
Makes the greatest quilts girl!

Come on and Inklingo just a little bit
Come on and Inklingo just a little bit
We are gonna teach you

How to print it out
Come-on, come-on, come-on
Let us show you what it’s all about

Custom size holds no surprise
Once you tried it just a time or two
If you can print an e-mail, you’ll sure never fail
And your education is complete!
Tu-tu-tute – Linda’s gonna show you
In a video-o
It’s precise, simple and so fast
Once you tried it baby
This skill is gonna last

Oh, Print Cut Sew
Then piece and patch like a Pro
You’ll finish before you know
There you go
Print Cut Sew
Makes the greatest quilts girl!

Print Cut Sew it’s easy
Freezer paper gets you through
Any cotton scrap will do
Jump in now, don’t overthink
Jump in now, don’t overthink
Print a simple combo now
No more ‘how?’
Do it now!

Sit down girl
And start to download!
Now, get up girl
Show me what you can do
Print it, print it quilter, come on now
Print it, print it quilter, ooh ooh
Print it, print it quilter, yeah
PDF templates ooh ooh
Any inkjet printer, ah, ah
Washaway lines and marks
See how perfect it comes out!

Print Cut Sew it’s easy
And you thought it would be tough!
Now you’re hooked, once ain’t enough
So print some more Inklingo stuff

We were gonna teach you
How to print it out
Come-on come-on come-on
We have shown you what it’s all about

Print Cut Sew it’s easy
Freezer paper gets you through
Any cotton scrap will do
Now you can Inklingo, too!

So how you’d like to teach, too
How to print it out?
Come-on come-on come-on
And go show ‘em what it’s all about

Print Cut Sew it’s easy
Freezer paper gets you through
Any cotton scrap will do
Now you can Inklingo, too!

Click here to get started right away: http://www.inklingo.com/section/inklingo-quick-start/63

XXX Annika

About the Long Arm Quilting Class I Took

 

Bernina Q24 in Breda

Bernina Q24 in Breda, met mijn proeflap erop – Bernina Q24 in Breda, with my test quilt on it.

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Zoals beloofd, na afloop van de EQ Sasons RAL een verslagje van de Longarm workshops die ik in augustus heb gevolgd. 

Het allerleukste aan quilts maken vind ik machinaal quilten. Ik had al jaren op mijn verlanglijstje staan om eens wat lessen op een longarm machine te volgen. Tot voor kort moest je hiervoor altijd naar het buitenland, dat was een drempel. Dus toen ik las dat Bernina in Breda workshops ging geven was ik er natuurlijk als de kippen bij!

Mijn proeflap

Mijn proeflap

In augustus heb ik twee workshops van elk een dag gevolgd: Eerst de basis, die ging voornamelijk over leren omgaan met de machine, en het laden van een quilt sandwich. En de dag erna gingen we quilten uit de vrije hand. Daar waren we op dag 1 al mee begonnen. Degenen die dag 2 ook deden, konden die dag gelijk beginnen, en hoefden niet eerst een sandwich te laden.

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Ik ben erg onder de indruk van de Bernina Q24 longarm machine. Ik had mij al eerder een beetje verdiept in longarms, en de Bernina is duidelijk een stuk ergonomischer dan wat er verder te koop is. Hij ziet er ook beter afgewerkt uit. De bediening (garen inrijgen, spoeltje inzetten, voetjes verwisselen, etc.) gaat hetzelfde als bij de nieuwere Bernina naaimachines, dat is ook heel handig als je de naaimachines al kent.

Ik heb veel geleerd en ben heel enthousiast geworden, maar een longarm kopen zit er toch echt niet in! Al zou ik hem gratis krijgen, ik heb er gewoon geen ruimte voor.

Bernina Class Room

Een van de redenen dat het zo leerzaam was, was dat het gezelschap op dag 2, op mij na, helemaal bestond uit eigenaren van een quiltwinkel + longarmservice. Dan hoor je als onnozele amateurquilter een heleboel! :-) Verder werden de workshops gegeven door Elly Prins, die in Nederland natuurlijk de longarm pionier was, en had elke deelnemer een ‘eigen’ machine, dus veel tijd om zelf te oefenen.

Op dag 2 waren de andere deelnemers Marjan Brouwer van Atelier Quiltproof in Oosterhesselen (Drenthe), Trijntje van der Horst van Quilt Atelier in Sebaldeburen (Groningen), en Rita de Jong van Quilt-Patchwork in Brunssum (Zuid-Limburg). Dus ik kan met de hand op mijn hart verklaren dat ze al heel mooi konden quilten op een longarm (met elk hun eigen specialisme), en dat ze het nu nog mooier kunnen!

Ze kregen, net als ik, een certificaat als bewijs. 

Certified Long Arm Quilter Anneke! :-)

Certified Long Arm Quilter Anneke! :-)

Als je het werk van de dames van dichtbij wilt bewonderen, hoef je niet per se naar hun winkels/ateliers te gaan. Elly, Trijntje en Rita staan ook regelmatig op beurzen. Je kunt Elly en Rita dit weekend op de Open European Quilt Championships vinden in Maastricht, van 29 oktober t/m 31 oktober 2015.

Ik geloof Elly zo’n beetje alle beurzen in Nederland doet, en Trijntje kun je in november vinden op de Handwerk- en Quiltdagen in Nieuwegein, de 26e t/m 28e.

En verder hebben ze natuurlijk foto’s op hun websites en Facebook pagina’s! Klik op de links voor heerlijk inspirerende plaatjes!

http://www.quiltproof.nl/resultaten-longarm-quiltwerk.html

https://www.facebook.com/Quiltateliertrijntje?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/quiltpatchworknl

http://www.machinequilting.nl/fotos/klantenwerk-voor-klanten.

Ondertussen ben ik door de workshops weer heel geïnspireerd om te gaan quilten op mijn Bernina naaimachine. Ik hoop dat ik daar deze winter toch weer wat tijd (en ruimte!) voor krijg!

XXX Annika

ENGLISH

my test quilt

my test quilt

As promised, after finishing the EQ Seasons RAL, a report from the Longarm workshops that I did.

For me, the best part of making quilts is machine quilting. I have had taking longarm classes on my wishlist for a long time. Until recently, you had to go abroad for that, that was a barrier. So, when I read that Bernina was going to give longarm classes in Breda, which is only an hour away from Rotterdam by train, I was one of the first to enroll!

In August I took two classes of one day each. First, Machine Basics, which was mainly about how the machine works, and how to load a quilt sandwich. The second day was Free Motion Quilting. We had already begun that on day one, so the participants who did both days did not have to start day two with loading a quilt sandwich. More time to practice for me, yay!

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I am very impressed with the Bernina Q24 longarm machine. I had previously read up on longarms, and Bernina is obviously more ergonomic than other machines on the market. It has a much more finished look, too.

Things like threading the machine, placing the bobbin, changing the feet, etc. are done in the same way as on the newer Bernina domestic sewing machines. This is very handy if you are familiar with Berninas.

I learned a great deal, and am very enthused, but getting my own longarm is out of the question! Even if I got it for free, I just don’t have the space.

One of the reasons I learned so much, is that on day 2, all the other participants were quilt shop owners with their own long arm service! (Boy, did I feel out of my league ;-)). The things a simple quilting amateur gets to hear in company like that…!

Bernina Class RoomFurther, Elly Prins was the instructor, she was the longarm pioneer in The Netherlands, and each participant had her ‘own’ machine, so lots of time to practice.

The quiltshop owners were Marjan Brouwer of Atelier Quiltproof in Oosterhesselen (Drenthe), Trijntje van der Horst of Quilt Atelier in Sebaldeburen (Groningen, and Rita de Jong of Quilt-Patchwork in Brunssum (Zuid-Limburg). So I can honestly say, that they were already able to do beautiful longarm quilting, (with each their own specialism), and that they are even better now! Just like me, they got the certificate to prove it.

Certified Long Arm Quilter Anneke! :-)

I am officially a Certified Long Arm Quilter! :-)

If you would like to admire their work in person, you don’t have to wait for a chance to visit their shops. You can often find Elly, Trijntje and Rita in a booth at a quilt show. If you happen to go to the Open European Quilt Championships this weekend, in Maastricht (29 – 31 October 2015), you can find the booths of Elly and Rita.

I believe Elly can be found on almost any trade show in The Netherlands (and beyond), and you can find Trijntje in November, at the ‘Handwerk- en Quiltdagen’ in Nieuwegein (26th – 28th).

And of course they have photos on their websites and Facebook pages. Click the links for wonderfully inspiring pictures!

http://www.quiltproof.nl/resultaten-longarm-quiltwerk.html

https://www.facebook.com/Quiltateliertrijntje?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/quiltpatchworknl

http://www.machinequilting.nl/fotos/klantenwerk-voor-klanten.

Meanwhile, the workshops have inspired me greatly to catch up with quilting on my Bernina sewing machine. I hope to get some time (and space!) for that this Winter!

XXX Annika

Announcement winners giveaway week 4 EQ Seasons RAL

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This morning, the giveaways of week 4 ended, and the final giveaways started!

Click on the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

The winner of the Northcott Fabric bundle, a joint giveaway on all participating blogs in week 4, is Joellyn Partyka.

Connecting Threads Gift Card

The winner of the 25 USD gift card for online quiltshop Connecting Threads, from my blog, is Sarah Clark. I already contacted her this morning. She is from the USA, so she qualifies for this prize, and she is thrilled to be the lucky winner!

So, congratulations to Joellyn and Sarah, and to all other winners!! I hope you will take the time to send the generous sponsors of your prizes a thank you note. Find the winners from the other 2015 EQ Seasons RAL giveaways for week 3 on host Marian’s site, here.

If you did not win a prize, go ahead and quickly enter in all the final giveaways from today’s bloggers. Including, of course, the Do You EQ Blog, for your chance to win an EQ7!.

And of course, everybody wins, because, starting today, you can download a free Library block file with most of the designs for this Row-A-Long, for your EQ7. You can download here, until 31 October 2015.

A romantic Pink Ribbon Appliqué Quilt for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A romantic Pink Ribbon Appliqué Quilt for Breast Cancer Awareness Month – original quilt design by Annika Kornelis

A little less 'Pink' Ribbon Quilt. Same medallion, different outer border. - Een iets minder roze Pink Ribbon quilt. Zelfde medaillon, andere buitenrand

A little less ‘Pink’ Ribbon Quilt. Same medallion, different outer border. – Original quilt design by Annika Kornelis.

And finally, because it is almost Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am showing you a quilt design of mine for a Pink Ribbon quilt. I designed it with existing blocks and motifs from the EQ Libraries. I made the center medallion by using the Wreath Maker Tool. You can download the EQ7 file (133.8 KB) through this link from box.com

XXX Annika

Announcement winners giveaway week 3 EQ Seasons RAL

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This morning, the giveaways of week 3 ended, and those of week 4 started.

Click on the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

The winner of the Northcott Fabric bundle, a joint giveaway on all participating blogs in week 3, is Mackenzi Jacobs.

 

Inklingo-HEART

The winner of the second 20 USD Inklingo Gift Certificate from my blog, is Carole Corn. I already contacted her this morning. She is already an Inklingoist, and she is thrilled with her prize! I just hope she can decide what to pick from all the fabulous collections Linda has given us in 9 years of Inklingo :-).

Congratulations to Mackenzi and Carole, and to all other winners!! I hope you will take the time to send the generous sponsors of your prizes a thank you note. Find the winners from the other 2015 EQ Seasons RAL giveaways for week 3 on host Marian’s site, here.

If you did not win a prize, remember you still have a couple of weeks with chances to win great prizes! This week, Linda has an Inklingo giveaway on her All About Inklingo Blog, to name just one.

And of course, everybody wins, because you can always try Inklingo for free, right now! You can download two entire, free Shape Collections from the Inklingo freebies page.

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The free Diamond Triangle Square pdf includes everything you need to piece a 4.5 inch LeMoyne Star, and it also includes the first Chapter of the Inklingo Handbook!

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The free Circle of Hearts collection is for appliqué, and you can print its shapes on fabric in a size you specify. If you have regular cotton quilting fabric, an iron, an internet connection, an inkjet printer and a sheet of Freezer Paper, you could be stitching your free Inklingo block within 15 minutes!

And if you like it, you could try your hand on another design I made, combining the two free Inklingo shape collections.

Star of Myra

Star of Myra – original quilt design by Annika Kornelis, combining the two FREE downloadable Inklingo shape collections!

Last week I showed you a Christmas pattern. This one was designed for our other big December fest, Sinterklaas (5 December). It is called ‘Star of Myra’, and you can read my 2011 post about this design (showing more variations) here.

And last week I forgot to mention this, but you can download the EQ7 project file with both the Inklingo Christmas Tree and the Star of Myra designs through this link from box.com!

XXX Annika

Announcement winners giveaway week 2 EQ Seasons RAL

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Yesterday, the giveaways of week 2 ended, and those of week 3 started.

Click on the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

The winner of the Northcott Fabric bundle, a joint giveaway on all participating blogs in week 2, is Gabriele Beck from Ohio.

 

Inklingo-HEART

The winner of the 20 USD Inklingo Gift Certificate from my blog, is Janine from Tokyo, Japan! I love how international this Row-A-Long is :-) I have already contacted her, and she is very happy with her prize.

Congratulations to Gabriele and Janine, and to all other winners!! I hope you will take the time to send the generous sponsors of your prizes a thank you note. Find the winners from the other 2015 EQ Seasons RAL giveaways for week 2 on host Marian’s site, here.

If you did not win a prize, remember you can win great prizes every week! In week 3, I am giving away another Inklingo Gift Certificate from my blog, Stof Genoeg!

And of course, everybody wins, because you can always try Inklingo for free, right now! You can download two entire, free Shape Collections from the Inklingo freebies page.

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The free Diamond Triangle Square pdf includes everything you need to piece a 4.5 inch LeMoyne Star, and the first Chapter of the Inklingo Handbook!

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The free Circle of Hearts collection is for appliqué, and you can print its shapes on fabric in a size you specify. If you have regular cotton quilting fabric, an iron, an internet connection, an inkjet printer and a sheet of Freezer Paper, you could be stitching your free Inklingo block within 15 minutes!

Inklingo Christmas Tree using the Free collections - Inklingo Kerstboom met de Gratis collecties

Inklingo Christmas Tree using the Free collections – Inklingo Kerstboom met de Gratis collecties

And if you like it, you could try your hand on a design I made especially for the two free Inklingo shape collections, a (2011) Christmas Tree Wallhanging!

Read my post about this design here, I still have not finished the pattern, but check the comments below the post for links to follow-up posts.

XXX Annika

Week 3 of 2015 EQ Seasons Row-A-Long, with more Prizes!

And, we are at week 3 of the EQ Seasons Row-A-Long. If you don’t know what this is about, read my posts for week 1 and week 2!

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Find today’s schedule with direct links to each featured blogger at the end of this post, and make sure to visit them all, for free pdf patterns, EQ tutorials and great giveaways on every blog! Read all about the prizes and the rules here.

My Separating Row Design

This week’s filler row on Stof Genoeg has curved lines, but only straight piecing! It is very quick and easy to make!

My filler row for Fall, symbolizing the hood of a mushroom.

My filler row for Fall, symbolizing the hood of a mushroom.

My notes on this design: Half Drop Polkadot Row – 4 inches high. I designed this to be made as one entire row (not separate square blocks, as the picture from EQ is showing), with 2 inch half circles floating on top.

The partial circles are cut from felt, with only a seam allowance added to the straight edges. They are stitched between the red and brown background strips. It symbolizes the hood of a mushroom, for Fall.

I drafted this block myself, especially for this EQ Seasons Row-A-Long.

My pattern

Download the FREE pdf pattern (3 pages), with fabric yardage requirements, templates and sewing instructions here: Annika Kornelis 201505 Instructions Half Drop Polkadot Row – EQ Seasons RAL

My EQ7 Project File

You can download my project file (40.6 KB), with all 5 filler rows, through this link from Box.com. You will have to wait for the following weeks for the two remaining patterns that belong with this EQ project file.

Note: You can only open the file if you have EQ7 software. You don’t need the EQ file for participating in the Row-A-Long. It is simply a bonus for those who have EQ7 and would like to play with the designs, like change the colorings and combine several rows from different designers in one quilt layout.

My EQ7 tutorial: Searching for Notecard Information

My two previous EQ tutorials were on Notecards. Last week I showed you how to limit or expand your results from a Block Notecard search, by selecting specific Block Notecard fields to search.

This week I will show you how to come up with more search results in another way: By changing the number of Search results EQ comes up with. The default number of results for a Notecard search is 50. You can change this up to 999! I am showing you how I did this in a screen recording.

I recommend you watch this video on full screen, so you will be able to read the text. The video (57 seconds) has no sound, so I will talk you through what I am doing right here. The first steps are practically the same as in the previous tutorial, so this may look familiar to you.

I will post the video again at the end of the tutorial, so you don’t have to scroll up to watch it again, if you missed something.

 

I click the Libraries Tab at the top of my screen. → A window opens with the names of all EQ Libraries.

I hover over ‘Block Library…’ with my mouse, until it turns blue. Then I click to select Block Library → The Block Libraries overview opens.

At the bottom of this box, you see two rows of buttons. The upper row contains the ‘Search’ button. It has two arrows on the right side, meaning more options will appear when you click this button.

I click the ‘Search’ button → Two more buttons appear: ‘By Notecard’ and ‘By Category’.

I hover my mouse over ‘By Notecard’→ it turns blue. I click to select this option → The ‘Search Block Notecard’ box appears.

It reads ‘Find all blocks with this notecard text’, with a textbox underneath. It has ‘Inklingo’ written in it.

By default, all three checkboxes are ticked, in front of the ‘Search the Name field’, ‘Search the Reference field’ and ‘Search the Notes field’.

Below that, it says ‘Find at most’ with a box behind it. In the box is the number ’50’. This is the default number.

I click the box and drag to select ’50’ → 50 turns blue.

I type directly over the selected ’50’ in the box: ‘999’. This is the maximum number of search results.

I click the ‘Search’ button → An hourglass icon appears, indicating EQ is searching the block libraries for my information.

When EQ has finished searching, a small notification pops up, saying. ‘Result of search for “inklingo”: 164 items’.

I click the OK button → The Block Libraries open the ‘Search Results’ tab.

I browse through the search results, by clicking the little triangle next to the slider bar underneath the block overview. I am showing you all 164 blocks :-).

At the end of the overview, I close the Block Libraries, by clicking the ‘Close’ button.

End of screen recording.

Additional information:

If you want to use my tutorial for practicing on your own computer, you can copy the text above and paste it into a Word document. This way, you can print it and have it next to your screen.

I could not resist showing you all of the Inklingo blocks that EQ came up with :-). Many of these, I have drafted myself. Others are from free EQ7 project files I downloaded here from Linda Franz’ All About Inklingo Blog.

The project that is on the Quilt Worktable at the start of my video, is one of my Log Star Quilt Designs. I published the free pattern for the block, including piecing instructions, as my 2014 Christmas present here on Stof Genoeg. You can find it on my downloads page.

Below, you can watch the 57 second video again:

In next weeks EQ Tutorial, I will show you a bit more about editing Notecard information. See you then!

The giveaways (‘sweepstakes’ by law)

Remember, there are giveaways on the other participating blogs, too! Make sure to visit them all. Some of the giveaways are specific to one blog running for one week, some of the giveaways are for all participating designer blogs in the same week.

Here are my two giveaways for this week:

Another 20 US Dollar shopping voucher from www.Inklingo.com. Just like last week! Despite being extremely busy, Inklingo’s Linda Franz is one of the participating designers, and she is sponsoring this EQ Seasons RAL, too. So, thank you Linda! :-)

This giveaway is specific to my blog Stof Genoeg. Everyone who enters once correctly through the link on the picture of Monkey below, will be entered into a drawing for this gift. The winner will be picked automatically by Rafflecopter. This will be the same for all giveaways on all participating blogs.

I am asking you to answer a simple question in the giveaway box, that will open if you click the picture of Monkey, showing some national pride. :-). The correct answer is short, to make it as easy as possible for you to enter in the giveaway. You don’t need to comment on my blog, follow me, download my pattern, or anything. And there are no trick questions either.

This week’s question is: “Is Monkey from Canada?” (Source: I swiped this picture from a 2010 post by Linda about how Monkey celebrates Canada day ;-))

Click on the picture of Monkey to enter this week's Inklingo giveaway.

Click on the picture of Monkey to enter this week’s Inklingo giveaway.

A bundle of Northcott Fabrics. As I said before, like many other sponsors, Northcott Fabrics have also been incredibly generous. They have given fabric to all participating designers, to help them create the Season rows. And they are giving away one bundle of 6-8 yards of fabric (in 1 yard lengths) for each week of the Row-A-Long. All entrants from all participating blogs in this week will be entered in a draw together.

You can only enter once this week for this giveaway, so if you are entering through my blog, do not enter through one of the others as well (or vice versa), or you will be disqualified!

You can enter for both giveaways from 15 – 22 September. Winners will be announced here and on www.seamstobesew.com within 48 hours, and they will be contacted personally.

Click the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

Click the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

Craftsy and Nancy’s Notions Giveaways:

There is another giveaway, running until 13 October, 2015, for those who sew along. You can win Craftsy classes and Nancy’s notions gift certificates.

For entering, stitch out a block from any of the full size Seasons rows. The smaller Filler Rows (by Bea from Be A Quilter, Linda from the All About Inklingo Blog or by me here on Stof Genoeg) are excluded.

You need to upload a picture of your block to the Flickr Group prior to entering. You may enter this giveaway every day from September 01, 2015 to October 13, 2015 (Once for each unique block you have stitched and uploaded a picture for). After uploading your picture, go back to any of the blogs with the link (not mine) to the giveaway, and enter. All entries will be double checked for compliance to the rules. Find the EQ Seasons Flickr group here.

You will be entered in a draw for the following prizes:

  • Craftsy: 1 class of your choice – 3 total classes Average Value $40.00 each
  • Nancy’s Notions: 1 $10.00 of gift certificate – 2 total certificates Total Value $20.00.

By entering any of these giveaways, it is assumed that you agree with the rules and guidelines, stated both here and in the giveaway box.

All that is left now for me to do, is give you the schedule of the other bloggers of today:

September 15, 2015

Reeze Hanson at Morning Glory Designs – Summer
Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew – Winter
Jennifer Ofenstein at Sew Hooked – Spring
Carol Swift at Just Let Me Quilt – Fall

For those of you with a Facebook account, there is also a Facebook support group.

See you next week, and good luck in the giveaways!

XXX Annika

Announcement winners giveaway week 1 EQ Seasons RAL

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Yesterday, the giveaways of week 1 ended, and those of week 2 started.

Click on the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

The winner of the Northcott Fabric bundle, a joint giveaway on all participating blogs in week 1, is Norma Bosley!

Click the link to enter in the giveaway.

The winner of the 25 USD Fat Quarter Gift Card from my blog, is Martina from Switzerland! I have already contacted her yesterday, and she is very excited about winning the prize :-).

Congratulations to Norma and Martina, and all other winners!! I hope you will take the time to send the generous sponsors of your prizes a thank you note.

Find the winners from the other 2015 EQ Seasons RAL giveaways for week 1 on host Marian’s site, here.

If you did not win a prize, I hope you are happy with all the great free patterns and EQ files you can download! And remember, there are lots of giveaways for every week of the Row-A-Long. I am repeating this week’s giveaways (including links to the other bloggers) below, in case you did not enter yet:

The giveaways (‘sweepstakes’ by law)

Remember, there are giveaways on the other participating blogs, too! Make sure to visit them all. Some of the giveaways are specific to one blog running for one week, some of the giveaways are for all participating designer blogs in the same week.

Here are my two giveaways for this week:

One 20 US Dollar shopping voucher from www.Inklingo.com. This is a great prize! Despite being extremely busy, Inklingo’s Linda Franz is one of the participating designers, and she is sponsoring this EQ Seasons RAL, too. So, thank you Linda! :-)

This giveaway is specific to my blog Stof Genoeg. Everyone who enters once correctly through the link on the logo below, will be entered into a drawing for this gift. The winner will be picked automatically by Rafflecopter. This will be the same for all giveaways on all participating blogs.

I am asking you to answer a simple question in the giveaway box that will open if you click the Inklingo logo below. The correct answer is short, to make it as easy as possible for you to enter in the giveaway. You don’t need to comment on my blog, follow me, download my pattern, or anything. And there are no trick questions either.

This week’s question is: “What color is Monkey’s porch chair?” You can find the answer in a short, cute video by Monkey’s best friend, Linda Franz, which I have reposted on Stof Genoeg, with an added short story to the images. This post, from 2010, is called ‘Monkey and Happiness’. It is still one of my favorite posts on this blog :-).

But, in case you just want to enter in the giveaway quickly without a detour, I am giving you a hint for the correct answer: It is also the color of the first three letters of the Inklingo logo below.

Inklingo-HEART

Click on the logo to enter in the giveaway for an Inklingo gift card.

A bundle of Northcott Fabrics. Northcott Fabrics have also been incredibly generous. They have given fabric to all participating designers, to help them create the Season rows. And they are giving away one bundle of 6-8 yards of fabric (in 1 yard lengths) for each week of the Row-A-Long. All entrants from all participating blogs in this week will be entered in a draw together.

You can only enter once this week for this giveaway, so if you are entering through my blog, do not enter through one of the others as well (or vice versa), or you will be disqualified!

You can enter for both giveaways from 8 – 15 September. Winners will be announced here and on www.seamstobesew.com within 48 hours, and they will be contacted personally.

Click the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

Click the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

Craftsy and Nancy’s Notions Giveaways:

There is another giveaway, running until 13 October, 2015, for those who sew along. You can win Craftsy classes and Nancy’s notions gift certificates.

For entering, stitch out a block from any of the full size Seasons rows. The smaller Filler Rows (by Bea from Be A Quilter, Linda from the All About Inklingo Blog or by me here on Stof Genoeg) are excluded.

You need to upload a picture of your block to the Flickr Group prior to entering. You may enter this giveaway every day from September 01, 2015 to October 13, 2015 (Once for each unique block you have stitched and uploaded a picture for). After uploading your picture, go back to any of the blogs with the link (not mine) to the giveaway, and enter. All entries will be double checked for compliance to the rules. Find the EQ Seasons Flickr group here.

You will be entered in a draw for the following prizes:

  • Craftsy: 1 class of your choice – 3 total classes Average Value $40.00 each
  • Nancy’s Notions: 1 $10.00 of gift certificate – 2 total certificates Total Value $20.00.

By entering any of these giveaways, it is assumed that you agree with the rules and guidelines, stated both here and in the giveaway box.

And, of course, the other bloggers have their free patterns and giveaways for this week, too. I am repeating the schedule below:

September 8, 2015

Lorna McMahon at Sew Fresh Quilts – Fall
Carol Steely at Fun Threads – Spring
Amy Heaton at Country Junk’tion – Summer
Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew – Winter

For those of you with a Facebook account, there is also a Facebook support group.

Happy Rowing-Along, and good luck in the giveaways!

XXX Annika

Week 2 of 2015 EQ Seasons Row-A-Long, including Giveaway!

Overview of my five separating rows. Today you will get the pattern for the clamshell rows (2nd and 3rd from top).

Overview of my five separating rows. Today you will get the pattern for the clamshell rows (2nd and 3rd from top).

Welcome to week 2 of the EQ Seasons Row-A-Long, in which over five weeks, a total of 20 EQ designers and bloggers will present you their designs (including free patterns) for quilt rows, showing something of their favorite Season. Find today’s schedule with direct links to each featured blogger at the end of this post, and make sure to visit them all!

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Plus, there are fantastic giveaways, with many many prizes! Read all about the prizes and the rules here.

My Separating Row Design

Last week, my filler row had straight lines. Today’s row has curved lines. I am showing the row below in two color variations. You can piece the 3 inch clamshells, or appliqué them. In my free pattern I am giving you instructions for both piecing with Inklingo™, and for raw edge fusible machine applique.

3 inch clamshells symbolizing ginkgo leaves

3 inch clamshells symbolizing ginkgo leaves

 

3 inch clamshells symbolizing waves. The same row as above, only with a different coloring.

3 inch clamshells symbolizing waves. The same row as above, only with a different coloring.

My notes on this design:

Clamshell Row – 3 inches high (20 whole clamshells).

Curved piecing (hand or machine) in a continuous pattern. Medium to Advanced skill level. Alternatively, you can use fusible raw edge machine applique for the two color version, and appliqué the clamshells on a background strip.

When I already had four filler rows designed, it occurred to me that the 3 inch Inklingo™  clamshells would make a very nice, original filler row. So I added this one as an extra option, especially for those who own the required Inklingo™ shape collections (Inklingo Clamshell 3 inch and Inklingo Clamshell Edges 3 inch).

And because I want to include everyone in the fun, I added instructions for a quick and simple machine appliqué technique, for which you only need the template on my free pdf pattern.

In short: You fuse the clamshell shapes to a strip of background piecing. And only after assembling your quilt sandwich, you stitch the leaves down with simple machine quilting along the inside edges of your appliqué. So it is appliquéing and quilting in one. Super quick!

But I think the effect of this separating row would be nicer when you piece the clamshells, and use two background fabrics, the ones used in the row above and below your clamshell row. This way, it will appear as if only the clamshells themselves are separating the rows above and below.

I am showing an example here with Seasonal blocks that I found in the EQ Libraries.

Example of Clamshell separating row between two seasonal rows.

Example of my Clamshell separating row between two seasonal rows, using the background fabrics from the rows above and below for a floating effect.

You can also use this idea for a quick and modern row quilt, by alternating single strips of clamshells with unpieced strips. I am showing an example here:

Simple modern Clamshell Row quilt, original design by Annika Kornelis

Simple modern Clamshell Row quilt, original design by Annika Kornelis

In pastels this would be great for a baby quilt! If you like clamshell quilts, check out this post from 2010, with more of my clamshell quilt designs, especially for Inklingo.

My inspiration: the link with the Seasons theme

The two color version of the filler row symbolizes stylized Ginkgo leaves. The Ginkgo tree is a symbol of longevity, endurance, vitality, peace and hope.

When I thought of the Seasons theme, I thought of time passing, the ever recurring cycles of life and nature, and the hope that a new Spring brings. That seemed to fit with Ginkgo leaves very well. I used red and white, just because I like the fresh contrast of these colors.

3 inch clamshells symbolizing ginkgo leaves

3 inch clamshells symbolizing ginkgo leaves

The version in mixed shades of blue represents waves, which are lively and fascinating in all seasons. So you can use this row for any season, or between different seasons.

3 inch clamshells symbolizing waves. The same row as above, only with a different coloring.

3 inch clamshells symbolizing waves. The same row as above, only with a different coloring.

My pattern

Download the FREE pdf pattern (4 pages), with fabric yardage requirements, appliqué template and sewing instructions here: Annika Kornelis – 201505 Instructions Clamshell Row.

My EQ7 Project File

You can download my project file (40.6 KB), with all 5 filler rows, through this link from Box.com. You will have to wait for the following weeks for the three remaining patterns that belong with this EQ project file.

Note: You can only open the file if you have EQ7 software. You don’t need the EQ file for participating in the Row-A-Long. It is simply a bonus for those who have EQ7 and would like to play with the designs, like change the colorings and combine several rows from different designers in one quilt layout.

My EQ7 tutorial: Searching for Notecard Information

In the previous tutorial I showed you where to find your Notecards. One of the uses of the Notecards is for searching in the EQ Libraries.

You can search for blocks in two ways:

  • By Category (like ‘appliqué blocks’, ‘holiday blocks’, etc.)
  • By Notecard.

The Notecard search function allows you to search for (part of) any information that is written on the Notecard.

You can search for information in the following three Notecard fields:

  • Name field
  • Reference field
  • Notes field

By default, EQ searches in all three. By ticking or unticking the checkboxes for each option, you can limit or expand your search options.

I have made a screen recording for this tutorial that shows a Blocks Notecard Search. I recommend you watch this video on full screen, so you will be able to read the text. The video (34 seconds) has no sound, so I will talk you through what I am doing right here.

I will post the video again at the end of the tutorial, so you don’t have to scroll up to watch it again, if you missed something.

 

I click the Libraries Tab at the top of my screen. → A window opens with the names of all EQ Libraries.

I hover over ‘Block Library…’ with my mouse, until it turns blue. Then I click to select Block Library → The Block Libraries overview opens.

At the bottom of this box, you see two rows of buttons. The upper row contains the ‘Search’ button. It has two arrows on the right side, meaning more options will appear when you click this button.

I click the ‘Search’ button → Two more buttons appear: ‘By Notecard’ and ‘By Category’.

I hover my mouse over ‘By Notecard’→ it turns blue. I click to select this option → The ‘Search Block Notecard’ box appears.

It reads ‘Find all blocks with this notecard text’, with a textbox underneath. It has ‘star’ written in it, which happens to be the term I used for my previous search.

I click in the textbox and drag to select ‘star’→ ‘star’ turns blue. I type my new search term ‘6 inch’ directly over it.

I click on the checkbox in front of ‘Search the Name field’ → The tick mark disappears.

I click on the checkbox in front of ‘Search the Reference field’ → The tick mark disappears.

(By limiting my search options this way, EQ will finish its search quicker. I only want to find blocks which have ‘6 inch’ written in the Notes field. Similarly, you can search for a Block name only. If you click a checkbox again, the tick mark will appear again, and the default Notecard search option is restored.)

I click the ‘Search’ button → An hourglass icon appears, indicating EQ is searching the block libraries for my information.

When EQ has finished searching, a small notification pops up, saying. ‘Result of search for “6 inch”: 28 items’.

I click the OK button → The Block Libraries open the ‘Search Results’ tab.

I browse through the search results, by clicking and holding the little triangle next to the slider bar underneath the block overview.

I click on the ‘Pickled Clamshells’ block →  A blue line appears around it, to indicate the block is selected.

I click on the ‘Notecard’ button → The Block Notecard opens. You can see ‘6 inch’ is written in the Notes field.

I close the Block Notecard by clicking it on the top right button, marked with an X.

I close the Block Libraries, by clicking the ‘Close’ button.

End of screen recording.

Additional information:

If you want to use my tutorial for practicing on your own computer, you can copy the text above and paste it into a Word document. This way, you can print it and have it next to your screen.

You probably want to practice a Block Notecard search with something other than ‘6 inch’. If you try to search for ‘6 inch’ in your EQ, you will most likely come up with nothing. I have added most of the 6 inch blocks to the EQ Libraries myself, or I have recorded the preferred size information in the Block Notecard myself. This sort of information is not native to EQ, since you can print every block in any size. But I hope this shows you it can be very handy to record anything and everything in your Notecards!

Below, you can watch the 34 second video again:

In next weeks EQ Tutorial, I will show you another way of expanding (or limiting) your search results from the Libraries. See you then!

The giveaways (‘sweepstakes’ by law)

Remember, there are giveaways on the other participating blogs, too! Make sure to visit them all. Some of the giveaways are specific to one blog running for one week, some of the giveaways are for all participating designer blogs in the same week.

Here are my two giveaways for this week:

One 20 US Dollar shopping voucher from www.Inklingo.com. This is a great prize! Despite being extremely busy, Inklingo’s Linda Franz is one of the participating designers, and she is sponsoring this EQ Seasons RAL, too. So, thank you Linda! :-)

This giveaway is specific to my blog Stof Genoeg. Everyone who enters once correctly through the link on the logo below, will be entered into a drawing for this gift. The winner will be picked automatically by Rafflecopter. This will be the same for all giveaways on all participating blogs.

I am asking you to answer a simple question in the giveaway box that will open if you click the Inklingo logo below. The correct answer is short, to make it as easy as possible for you to enter in the giveaway. You don’t need to comment on my blog, follow me, download my pattern, or anything. And there are no trick questions either.

This week’s question is: “What color is Monkey’s porch chair?” You can find the answer in a short, cute video by Monkey’s best friend, Linda Franz, which I have reposted on Stof Genoeg, with an added short story to the images. This post, from 2010, is called ‘Monkey and Happiness’. It is still one of my favorite posts on this blog :-).

But, in case you just want to enter in the giveaway quickly without a detour, I am giving you a hint for the correct answer: It is also the color of the first three letters of the Inklingo logo below.

Inklingo-HEART

Click on the logo to enter in the giveaway for an Inklingo gift card.

A bundle of Northcott Fabrics. Northcott Fabrics have also been incredibly generous. They have given fabric to all participating designers, to help them create the Season rows. And they are giving away one bundle of 6-8 yards of fabric (in 1 yard lengths) for each week of the Row-A-Long. All entrants from all participating blogs in this week will be entered in a draw together.

You can only enter once this week for this giveaway, so if you are entering through my blog, do not enter through one of the others as well (or vice versa), or you will be disqualified!

You can enter for both giveaways from 8 – 15 September. Winners will be announced here and on www.seamstobesew.com within 48 hours, and they will be contacted personally.

Click the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

Click the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

Craftsy and Nancy’s Notions Giveaways:

There is another giveaway, running until 13 October, 2015, for those who sew along. You can win Craftsy classes and Nancy’s notions gift certificates.

For entering, stitch out a block from any of the full size Seasons rows. The smaller Filler Rows (by Bea from Be A Quilter, Linda from the All About Inklingo Blog or by me here on Stof Genoeg) are excluded.

You need to upload a picture of your block to the Flickr Group prior to entering. You may enter this giveaway every day from September 01, 2015 to October 13, 2015 (Once for each unique block you have stitched and uploaded a picture for). After uploading your picture, go back to any of the blogs with the link (not mine) to the giveaway, and enter. All entries will be double checked for compliance to the rules. Find the EQ Seasons Flickr group here.

You will be entered in a draw for the following prizes:

  • Craftsy: 1 class of your choice – 3 total classes Average Value $40.00 each
  • Nancy’s Notions: 1 $10.00 of gift certificate – 2 total certificates Total Value $20.00.

By entering any of these giveaways, it is assumed that you agree with the rules and guidelines, stated both here and in the giveaway box.

All that is left now for me to do, is give you the schedule of the other bloggers of today:

September 8, 2015

Lorna McMahon at Sew Fresh Quilts – Fall
Carol Steely at Fun Threads – Spring
Amy Heaton at Country Junk’tion – Summer
Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew – Winter

For those of you with a Facebook account, there is also a Facebook support group.

See you next week, and good luck in the giveaways!

XXX Annika

2015 EQ Seasons Row-A-Long Start and Giveaway!

 

Hour Glass Filler Row

2 inch high – Hour Glass Filler Row: My first of five filler row designs for the EQ Seasons RAL

Are you ready to join us? Starting today, 20 EQ designers and bloggers will present you their designs for quilt rows, showing something of their favorite Season. Find today’s schedule with direct links to each featured blogger at the end of this post, and make sure to visit them all!

Each designer will have a free pdf pattern available for download, and some may also be sharing their EQ project files. You can join us if you don’t have EQ software, because the patterns give you all the information you need for sewing the rows of your choice. So, anyone can Row-A-Long!

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Plus, there are fantastic giveaways, with many many prizes! Read all about the prizes and the rules here.

My Design

As I announced in my previous post, I have designed five filler or separating rows. The first row is a simple row of hour glass blocks.

Hour Glass Filler Row

Here is what it says on the notecard in my EQ7 project file:

2 Inches high – 30 Pieced blocks – Straight stitching only – Quick and Easy

My inspiration

The hourglass block symbolizes the passing of time between seasons, so this row is nice to put between different seasons. The block used is the Basic 4X block from the EQ Block Libraries.

One Hourglass Block, a simple block of just four Quarter Square Triangles in two colors

One Hourglass Block, a simple block of just four Quarter Square Triangles in two colors

My pattern

Download the FREE pdf pattern, with fabric yardage requirements, rotary cutting and sewing instructions here: Annika Kornelis-201505 Instruction Hourglass Row – EQ Seasons RAL

201505 Instruction Hourglass Row - EQ Seasons RAL

As a bonus, it has instructions for piecing the row with Inklingo™ shapes printed on fabric! If you have the Inklingo™ Shape Collection, Quarter Square Triangles 00B, (a download with 12 sizes of QST), you can make your hour glass blocks quicker, easier and with more accuracy.

Inklingo‘s very own Linda and Monkey are also participating in, and sponsoring, this RAL! How fun! And Linda also does a filler row, so you will be seeing more Inklingoable rows. (I have two more coming up, too!).

My EQ7 Project File

You can download my project file (40.6 KB), with all 5 filler rows, through this link from Box.com. You will have to wait for the following weeks for the other patterns that belong with this EQ project file.

Note: You can only open the file if you have EQ7 software. You don’t need the EQ file for participating in the Row-A-Long. It is simply a bonus for those who have EQ7 and would like to play with the designs, like change the colorings and combine several rows from different designers in one quilt layout.

My EQ7 tutorial:

Checking notecard information for Quilts and Blocks in Project Files

My tutorials in the weeks to come will focus on the notecards.

Several bloggers will make project files of their rows available. And every designer puts important information on their notecards. We want you to read them! :-)

And for that, first you need to know that notecards exist. And second, where to find them. If you are a beginner, and don’t know about notecards yet, I will show you the way.

I have made a screen recording of EQ7 on my Mac, in which I am showing you the notecards in an example quilt project file (which happens to look a lot like the EQ Seasons RAL file that I am sharing with you).

I recommend you watch the video (50 seconds) on full screen, so you will be able to read the text. The video does not have sound. I will talk you through what I am doing right here. At the end, I will post the video again, so you can watch it again, in case you missed something.

I have opened an existing project file, that contains quilts and blocks.

I click on the ‘View Sketchbook’ button. → The sketchbook opens on the Colors tab.

I click on the Quilts Tab → The sketchbook opens on the Quilts Tab, showing a preview of a quilt.

The grey bar below the quilt preview has a row of buttons. One of these buttons reads ‘Notecard’.

I click the ‘Notecard’ button. → The Quilt Notecard appears. There is now a thick line around the ‘Notecard’ button, telling you it is the Notecard you are viewing.

On the Notecard, you can read the information I have previously recorded in the Notecard fields ‘Name’, ‘Reference’ and ‘Notes’.

The ‘Notes’ field expands in size according to the amount of text you type in there. With the slider bar on the right you can view more information: Either click and hold the small triangle on the bottom of the slider bar, or click the slider and drag it down.

If you want to return to the top of the Notes field, click and hold the triangle at the top, or click and drag the slider up again.

I close the Quilt Notecard by clicking it on the top right button, marked with an X. → The Quilt Notecard disappears.

Next, I click the Blocks Tab.  → The Sketchbook opens on the Blocks Tab.

The blocks in my sketchbook are shown in rows. You can see four of them.

The first block is automatically selected. A block that is selected has a blue line around it.

The name of the selected block is shown in the grey bar below the block overview. It takes that name from the Block Notecard.

At the bottom of the Blocks Tab in the Sketchbook, you will find the same row of Buttons as you have seen on the Quilts Tab.

I click on the Notecard Button. → The Notecard for the selected block appears. You can read the information that is on the Block Notecard in the Notecard fields ‘Name’, ‘Reference’, ‘Library’ and ‘Notes’.

I close the Block Notecard by clicking it on the top right button, marked with an X. → The Block Notecard disappears.

Next, I scroll through the Block overview to find a Library Block of which I have not edited the Notecard.

I select the Pumpkin block, and click the Notecard button. → The Notecard opens. You can see there is only information in the fields ‘Name’ and ‘Reference’. The Notes field is empty.

I close the Sketchbook. End of screen recording.

Additional information:

There are notecards attached to all Sketchbook items, so to Thread, Fabric, Photos, and Embroidery as well, except for Colors. You can see this in the beginning of the screen recording, when the Sketchbook opens at the Colors Tab. There is no Notecard Button beneath the colors.

You can view the video here again, in case you missed something. It was only 50 seconds, after all! Remember, you can pause the video whenever you need.

So now you know where to find the Notecards. If you download EQ project files, please make it a habit of checking them!

If you want to use my tutorial for practicing on your own computer, you can copy the text above and paste it into a Word document. This way, you can print it and have it next to your screen.

Next week (8 September), I will show you why the Notecards are important for searching items in the EQ Libraries.

The giveaways (‘sweepstakes’ by law)

Unlike my previous announcement of one giveaway on my blog, there will be two for every week that I participate! Wow!

Our busy host Marian of Seams to be Sew was able to find so many generous sponsors, that all of the 20 participating blogging designers will be giving away more than one prize! You are so lucky :-)!

I have made a separate page with all the rules, prizes and sponsors here. Please read the rules, so you will not be disqualified by entering in the wrong way.

Some of the giveaways are specific to one blog running for one week, some of the giveaways are for all participating designer blogs in the same week.

There are also ‘grand overall giveaways’ running for the entire duration of the 2015 EQ Seasons RAL, for participants that upload pictures to our Flickr group, of the Season blocks and/or rows they have sewn.  (Pictures of sewn blocks of the filler rows, by LindaBea or me, do not count! They are just too quick and easy to sew ;-)).

This week’s giveaways on Stof Genoeg are:

One 25 US Dollar shopping voucher from The Fat Quarter Shop. This giveaway is specific to my blog Stof Genoeg. All the other participating blogs will have their own 25 dollar giveaway for the Fat Quarter Shop!! Everyone who enters once correctly through the link on the logo below, will be entered into a drawing for this gift. The winner will be picked automatically by Rafflecopter. This will be the same for all giveaways on all participating blogs.

Click the logo to enter in the giveaway.

Click the logo to enter in the FQS voucher giveaway.

A bundle of Northcott Fabrics. Northcott Fabrics have also been incredibly generous. They have given fabric to all participating designers, to help them create the Season rows. Since I was not going to make my own rows, I thought I would save them the expense of shipping their fabric from Canada to Rotterdam. I would rather they ship some to you! :-)

And they just might, because they are giving away one bundle of 6-8 yards of fabric (in 1 yard lengths) for each week of the Row-A-Long. All entrants from all participating blogs in this week will be entered in a draw together.

You can only enter once this week for this giveaway, so if you are entering through my blog, do not enter through one of the others as well, or you will be disqualified!

You can enter for both giveaways from 1 – 8 September. Winners will be announced here and on www.seamstobesew.com within 48 hours, and they will be contacted personally.

Click the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

Click the logo to enter in the Northcott fabric giveaway

Well, if you have made it this far into my post, you deserve to know where all the other patterns and giveaways for today are :-). Find them here:

September 1, 2015

Marlene Oddie at Kissed Quilts – Spring
Lynn Zydon Provencher at Thimblemouse & Spouse – Winter
Doris Cotten Rice at The Quilting Queen Online – Summer
Janeen van Niekerk at Quilt Art Designs – Fall
Bea Lee at Be A Quilter – Filler Row

For those of you with a Facebook account, there is also a Facebook support group.

See you next week, and good luck in the giveaways!

XXX Annika