Wednesday, September 26, 2012

First Buttons!

See over there on the left? And over there on the right, under my profile info? Buttons!!!
I confess I didn't have the first clue as to how I would get them there. Anyhting I tried was a html mistake. Or something like that.

Well, I'm having a blast with the Glorious Autumn Block Party and I wanted to show off the "button" for this. Michele Foster of the Quilting Gallery blog over there on the left has brought a huge pool of talented designers together and (If I remember this right) are giving us participants something crazy like 45 block design tutorials in 15 days. Or maybe it's 30 days. It's late, I'm getting old and don't remember a whole lot anymore. I have a bit of a crazy schedule right now so am downloading the block patterns and saving them to a special folder (so I don't forget about them!) to work on later. Also, I want to see all the designs before deciding how to lay out my quilt. Medallion style or sampler style? I dunno yet, but it will come to me. Sooner or later...

OOPS I rambled... What I was winding up to say is that darling Michele emailed me a link that took me to some spot on her blog, which provided step by step instructions to add these fun, cute buttons to my blog. Her instructions are idiot proof. I managed to do it! One of these days I'll figure out how to add a link right in here like everyone else does so you can click for more words of wisdom, tutorials or eye candy.

I have a tutorial coming up too. I typed this up for a dear friend so she could make these really pretty blocks. I've been obsessesd with it for months now and it shows up in a few quilts I've worked on this year, including the quilt I've alreadyposted a picture of. The only picture I've posted so far.

I have some block patterns coming as well. I designed these for QOV - Canada, to make use of Northcott's lovely Stonehenge line, designed especially for Quilts of Valour, in the US and Canada. The Canadian line is called Oh Canada! and besides being based on the lovely Stonehenge design, we've got moose and maple leaves! So those are coming, and I'd love you to download one or all six of them and make a quilt for a soldier, in Canada or the USA.

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