My Pinterest Challenge
for 52 Weeks
Pinterest, an image rich social networking site, kept popping up late
last year. I noticed quite a few quilting sites and blogs were using it.
I eventually did a bit of research and decided it was worth giving it a
try. Since joining I have found it the best and easiest way to store
craft ideas that tickle my fancy. I used to keep ideas on my blog but
these eventually fall away as my blog only holds the most recent
See the large red P on the right-hand side of this page - click on it
and you will be taken to my boards and what I have pinned to them.
love the way this 'graphic social networking' works by attributing the
graphic to its source. Unfortunately there will always be a few people
who abuse this but that's life. I now ensure that when I pin a graphic
that I write whos it is and the name of the site that it came from. I
hope this helps.
Here are a couple of examples that you'll find on my boards:
pinned this quilt from quilteline blog. I am currently working on some
redwork myself so was thrilled to find this quilt showing how you can
incorporate applique and redwork into a finished quilt. I also loved the
way the borders were designed. This blog was not in English but that
didn't matter to me!
Again another redwork quilt but offering a totally different effect.
From bunnyhilldesigns.com and called 'Raining Cats and Dogs'.
This last quilt is from Deborah Louie's blog. I fell in love with the
color combinations she had used. Thank goodness I could pin this quilt
to help me remember the colors.
Several years ago I purchased EQ7 - a quilt design computer program.
I have played around with it quite a bit but have not really challenged
myself to extend my skills in this area.
Then I came across a
couple of amazing peoples endeavors on Pinterest. They had each set
themselves a gruelling challenge. One was 'crafting for 365 days using
Pinterest'. Another was 'A Year of Slow Cooking'. Well that really got
me thinking & dreaming!
This is what I have decided to do. I'm
going to challenge myself to produce one free quilting pattern using
EQ7 a week - so that's 52 free patterns created in the next 52 weeks! I
will post each pattern on my site and on Pinterest. I did toss around
the idea of doing it for 365 days but really how was I ever going to
achieve that and stay sane?
quilt pattern I design will be done under the name 'Joanne's Designs'.
They are going to be very simple to begin with. There is nothing like
achieving success to keep me on task! They are being designed using the
fabrics I have in EQ7 rather than using the latest fabrics in the
Most of the quilts I make are unique to me. I
prefer not to follow a pattern so this will give me a chance to put some
of the simpler ones into a pattern format for others to enjoy.
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