Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We've been busy........

The last two days have been crazy!  We received two huge shipments from our suppliers yesterday and we have been busy getting everything marked and out...calling customers for special orders and getting ready for the holiday.....

I'm happy to report we have 6 more copies in of FibreArt Montage by Judith Baker Montana (the last 6 didn't last 24 hours in the store!)......it is an absolutely gorgeous book!



We also got in a HUGE shipment of EQ 6 (Electric Quilt) and LOADS of EQ Compatible Software.......EQ 6, EQ 6 Upgrade if you already have EQ 5, and Quilt Wizard if you want to try your hand at designing quilts but don't want to make to big an investment.  NEW in the store are EQ Printables Foundation "paper" and clear overlays and of course the EQ Printable Fabric is available.

....and then there's the compatible software packages......Dear Jane and Dear Hannah........

.....The Best of Quiltmakers 2007 and a lovely Robyn Pandolph book and CD called Stitched with Love.......



and to build up your block libraries in EQ there are - Town & Country Patchwork, Stars & Sets by Judy Martin and AnglePlay Blocks by Margaret J. Miller.......


If that's not enough there are the Classic Applique Series......., Baltimore Album, Folk Art and 1920's & 1930's Applique Blocks........We'll soon be changing the name of the store to Quilters' Computer Cache!  (I can't wait to try out all the software.......I'm thinking I'll start designing in my spare time!)


Actually, in my spare time I made another block - Block 5.......

...and I looked at the photo and noticed something was not right with the world!   So, I fixed it......


and then to top it off, I made Block 6..........Seriously, I had that much spare time......no, not really but we won't get into why I was still at the store the other night until 3:30 A.M. with nothing to do except quilt.......


I am absolutely loving these blocks and the way the templates work so well, I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed doing Marti Michell templates......  My blocks come out very uniform in size and each of these blocks has over 30 pieces.....it's a miracle, not to mention I love the fabrics.......

I am planning on getting a couple more blocks done tonight......haven't checked Elaine's blog to see where she's at but I think I'm well ahead, and I'm off to quilt now!

Happy Quilting!

Jo-Ann

2 comments:

Betweens said...

I just love your blocks!! and it is so great to have incentive when someone is doing them with you!!
All the software looks awesome they would be a great help for thost that are doing the Sampler blocks in our guild..they can make their own!!
Happy Holiday to you and your staff see you in the new Year!!

Cock-A-Doodle Quilts said...

Thank you so much for the good wishes!

Good advice about the software - since I am participating in that Sampler I may just see what I can conjure up from some of that software!

Funnily enough, I usually stall after starting a project, go onto to something else and get back to it later. This one has me wanting to see what each block will turn out like.....each one is different and I just want to see them all completed! I also know that once Elaine gets started she will pass me in the blink of an eye!

All the best!

Jo-Ann