Monday, August 27, 2012

5D Quilt Design Creator

I have a new toy.  I recently purchased Husqvarna Viking's newest software -- 5D Quilt Design Creator.  I have a Viking Designer Diamond sewing/embroidery machine and already own the 5D Professional Embroidery software, so this was very appealing to me as I watched many YouTube videos of the software in action.  I was intrigued.  Needless to say, this software rocks (and no, this is not a paid advertisement, LOL!)

After following a lesson in the user's guide and learning the in's and out's and what buttons and tabs do what, I decided to try my hand at designing my own quilt motif.  It was so fun!  I then downloaded it to my USB stick and popped it into my machine and stitched it out.  What you think?...

More fun to come,

Monday, August 13, 2012

Christmas in August?

I was in need of a simple, fast, mindless piecing project.  This disappearing 9-patch using Christmas-print charm squares fit perfectly!  All pieced and cut in record time, I'm now assembling the rows together.  Fun!  I think a border (or 2 or 3) are in the near future for this quilt top.  I also think I'll be making another one.  Then I can keep one for myself and give one as a gift (or more likely, give both as gifts).  LOL!

Ho, ho, ho,

Friday, August 10, 2012

Quilt Retreat!!!

Took me long enough to post about it, but a couple weekends ago my quilty friends and I had a three-day quilt retreat at a condo that one of us owns as a rental unit on Cocoa Beach.  We had a blast and made a lot of progress on some of our projects.  Nothing beats spending three whole days and two nights with your besties.  I am now on Block 24 of my Farmer's Wife blocks.  Only 88 more to go.  LOL!  I'll share those in a separate post.

Quality time with quilting friends = PRICELESS,