Monday, February 25, 2013

EQ appliqued Animals Blog Hop sign up

BIG NEWS!! :-)

Since I got such great feedback on the chick block and after talking with sewcalgal
I'm happy to announce this great BLOG HOP!
EQ (Electric Quilt) Appliqued Animals- Blog Hop
April 22nd- 26th

If you own EQ and like to "play" with it.

This is the BLOG HOP for you!!

There will be 3 sub-themes
1: Summer Animals
2: Critters and Bugs
3: Summer garden "stuff"

You can sign up for one or all 3! that's up to you.

All you have to do is design a block, or quilt with appliqued animals on it
 (your original design or modified existing design)
So for #1 it could be any animal in summer colors or wearing a summer cat or sunglasses or a dress, who knows!? it's up to you!
#2 could be butterflies, lizards, worms, again with a fun twist on them.
#3 could be a shovel and pail or an umbrella but "alive", or even flowers with eyes or hands and feet
I love googly eyes like my chick above!! it's a fun way to make things come "alive"

I will designate a day and as we get closer to the day, I will email a master list to everyone and you do a blog post with your block/quilt and also show links to everyone else that day (You know how blog hops work!)- oh and also turn off word verification for the day. I have mine turned off all the time and only registered users can comment, I rarely get any spam.

If you want to have a giveaway- that's optional, not required. I know we'll have ONE at least.

So put on your thinking caps and let me know that you want to join in the fun!!
I can't wait to see what fun stuff you'll come up with :-)

-You have to have a BLOG to do a blog hop and when you comment here, make sure you're not a no-reply blogger- otherwise I can't reach you and add you to the list


SpartanBabe said...

Hi Bea! I have EQ7 and this seems like a good way to break it out - you can add me to your list :o)

Sharon said...

Ahh wish i had ew just to join in but i will b watching from the sidelines

Mary Marcotte said...

Bea, I have EQ7 and haven't tried creating appliques, so I too would like to join and learn. What you get...well, let's just say it may be a monster, but it will be a summer monster. lol

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts

Connie said...

This sounds like fun Bea! I'm game!

Michele said...

I'll be sitting on the sidelines waiting not so patiently to see all the fun animals and critters that everyone creates. I just hope there aren't any slithering ones. I hate those things in every form.

Carol said...

I want in. How do we join?

Nancy said...

This sounds interesting and I would like to design something for the blog hop. Send details my way, please.

gtcoursey said...

I have one of those "quick" quarter rulers, but have never used it. I was just watching an episode of Quilt In A Day last night and Elinor Burns showed how she sewed the same block without it. Sew many ways to do things. I learn more each day.

Handige Handjes said...

Hi! Sign me in for this challenge....I like to learn more and to draw applique by myself with EQ7.

Anonymous said...

I bought EQ7 about 6 weeks ago, and has been VERY frustrated with it the point of totally ignoring it....!
This might just help me to get a grip on the program!
Thanks for sharing your brilliant idea!!

Amy said...

There is always time to challenge yourself, so count me in.

Joanne Denekamp said...

I have EQ7 and would love to challenge myself by joining your blog hop. I'm not sure what a blog hop is, so it is probably time to find out by participating in one! Thanks for this opportunity.

JanesQuilting said...

I have EQ7 and would love to join in with either of the three hops. I hope I am not to late to enter. I think this would be a lot of fun. Thanks,

Marian Pena said...

I would be willing to particpate in all 3 actually, but I do not have my blog public yet and doubt it will be up by the date of the hop. If you still need people, do let me know, I think it would be fun. I could try to get it up and running, but it will be pretty bare. Everyone has to start somewhere.. yes :)

Just Quilting Away said...

Woohoo, I finally figured it out in blogger.. it's a bit different on mine than the description on how to do it above this comment field. Can you see my email now? Do I need to recomment?