Friday, November 17, 2006

EQ6 is HERE!

Ohh, lookie what I got from my friendly UPS man today! EQ6 is here, and it was delivered on my birthday too. How fun to see my design on the back of the box, and read the tiny print with my name and city-state ... ok, I know it's not much, but it doesn't take much to make me happy!

Now all I need is a new computer so I can use the software... :( I was trying to hold off till Vista gets here before getting a new one, seems like I've been waiting forever.

You'll also see in that picture the strips for the newest quilt I'm working on - trying to use up a lot of the floral fabrics I've got. This one is all from my stash of FQ's. The scissors and cutter on top of the strips are meant for cat deterrent. They like to park their little rear ends on fabric, but NOT on a cold pair of scissors.

And a couple more pictures from retreat:

Suzanne Marshall is on the far right in the coral colored shirt, she was our guest lecturer for the weekend. I took an applique class from her. She's a good teacher, and I learned a lot about applique, but I also learned that I really don't like hand stitching. I kept thinking - If I'd fused these bits and machine stitched the edges down, I'd be DONE with this block already... lol I guess I just don't have the patience.


Remember seeing my pieced block I'd done with the challenge fabric a few posts back? We had a lot of blocks entered. I didn't win the viewer's choice ribbons, OR the drawing, but got to see some beautiful blocks! The retreat director divided the blocks that were entered into groups of 12, putting them into categories... this is the pieced blocks that look like stars category, I think. There was also an applique-only set, and two mixed sets. I wanted the picture of these for inspiration. Mine's the second from the left on the top row.

18 comments:

Angie said...

Happy, happy birthday, Forest Jane!! :D

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

You have to let us know all about EQ6. I love EQ5 and will update in a few months.

quiltpixie said...

happy b'day. What a wonderful present to receive!

Hanne said...

Happy birthday to you - and happy EQ6 :-) I am still waiting.

Darcie said...

What a happy birthday suprise!!! Congratulations, ForestJane!!!

Lovely grouping of blocks. Someone was a lucky recipient!

Marcie said...

Happy Birthday to you! And you got EQ6 already! I ordered mine and can't wait to see your project on the back. That is very neat! What a thrill!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I remembered about your picture being on the the back of the box so peeked when mine arrived.

The blocks look wonderful together---lots and lots of pieces!

I met Suzanne Marshall when she was our speaker in my guild in IL. Seems like a sweet woman and of course, quite talented.

Dawn said...

Your design looks wonderful on the box! It is fun to see that! I need to order my EQ6 yet. Just haven't had time. But guess I had better do it!

cher said...

loved catching up on your doings/photos...glad your EQ6 arrived so timely- happy belated birthday.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Love those star blocks, too.

Sandra said...

The star blocks look great together. Have a VERY great day!

YankeeQuilter said...

The star blocks look great! Some folks really outdid themselves.

Have fun with EQ6!

Siobhan

Anonymous said...

What a great idea with the scissors... Unfortunately mine iwll sit them too. - he won't sit on cold tile, but he will sit on scissors & rotary cutters - especially if I have been cutting too much and petting not enough.

Judy said...

What a great acomplishment to see your name in print on the back of that box!! I can't wait for my update to come!

Those blocks are amasing! I guess you just have to like to hand stitch to love applique. I crave the simple groove of stitching along by hand!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!

What a nice surprise to receive from the UPS man on your special day. Well done you.

Looks like you had a good retreat. I love hand stitching - I guess that's because my paid job is so frantic!

Cynthia said...

hope you had a lovely birthday. Enjoy playing with EQ6

Mary said...

I've put off ordering EQ6 because of the move but now I'll that I have my new address I can go ahead and order it. I'll look for your name.

Helen said...

Hi Jane
I hope you had a very happy birthday. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of EQ6 which is not due to arrive in NZ until December.

The acceptances for the Sympoium quilts get posted this coming weekend so I'll be able to let you know if our "After the Party" quilt got in

Cheers
Helen in NZ

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