Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mini Etsy

At the foot of the blog there is now a Mini Etsy of my Shop - Cobaltquilter's Corner! It may demonstrate the ability to post the EAST Gypsy Challenge on the blog, if it can accommodate all the listings, and if everyone lists their entry.

I have finally begun to machine quilt Nolan's tumbling blocks quilt. I resisted it for ever, to the point of cleaning and putting my machine in a cabinet (I have been putting that one off for months!) so I would feel confident enough to be content with my Machine Quilting. I plan on getting the whole thing complete and delivered by tomorrow afternoon!

My Heros Challenge for Etsy FAST June Challenge has begun the embelishing stage! Yeah! Hope that will go quickly as I would love to post it on June 30th.

My Gypsy Challenge is expanding, I picked up 2 coordinating fabrics yesterday, on sale (pretty much the most common way I purchase fabric). I am toying with making a lap sized couch quilt for a change of pace! I loved 'building' Nolan's quilt and can see a lot of room for design play in the way my GYpsy challenge was moving in my head!

Still messing with Destashing ideas for the July Etsy FAST challenge. So many unfinished projects in a huge variety of stages and genre!! Too fun, but distracting!

I am looking forward to a productive/fun weekend!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Slide Show

Well, I decided it would be cool to play show and tell with the slide show feature! I will spend some time in the next few days figuring out how to use it!

Very busy week, Nearly finished with a baby quilt for a friend, I will also be working on how to post pictures for show and tell and if the feature is seperate from slide show.

It is my goal to work out how to post a 'voting' feature for specific images on the Etsy Earthpath Artisans Street Team Blogspot for our current Gypsy Challenge.

So much to learn, so little time! I suspect this falls in the realm of self promotional time, well spent.

Now I need to go promote self health and work in my studio!

Bright Blessings!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Trying out the poll feature

Okay, this poll is specifically for members of Esty Street Team EAST. Scroll to the bottom of the page.

EASTies, let me know if you think the poll at the bottom of the page will work for us. I will post a link to the Flicker page for viewing the entries and have an 'answer' for each entry so people can vote.

I will see how many of the people think it will work by limiting the vote on this question to 6/20 then I can work on getting the poll for the challenge listed.

Hope to hear from a bunch of you!

Catch up

I have been spending the last week catching up! I was out of town on a family emergency for 2 weeks and life has a way of going on with out you but requiring you pick up the pieces!

Besides the day to day stuff, I have been working on a June "heroes" challenge for Etsy FAST Street Team. It is a aprox. 20" X 40" bargello depicting the 'Star Spangled Banner' and still in need of borders and embellishment!

I have also been seriously brainstorming for the etsy EAST Street Team challenge, "Gypsy." Currently I plan on using a few elements I created for the QA 'Remember Me' challenge when I made kaleidoscope 'stars' (pentagons) from a ton of different fabrics looking for the elements to use in that challenge! You can see the results here :
it is about half way down the page.

To add to the fun I am trying to get a baby quilt made for a co-worker who's shower is Sunday! There are not enough hours in my day!

I listed a set of hexagon "Hexes" on etsy this weekend. They are the result of using the leavings from the bed sized quilts I made in 2000. I kept the scraps together and each one brings back the memories of making the mother quilt! A fun experience for me. I have had intentions to continue this series, but 6 years later I have moved on to other projects. I may return, we will see!

I am off to explore the options on Blogger, wish me luck in figuring out the best way to post the EAST challenge!

Bright Blessings to all!