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 entries.

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.

I 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:

I 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?

Each 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 quilting shops.

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.

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Week 1 Quilt Pattern Week 2 Quilt Pattern Week 3 Quilt Pattern Week 4 Quilt Pattern

Week 5 Week 6 Week 7
Week 5 Quilt Pattern Week 6 Quilt Pattern Week 7 Quilt Pattern Week 8 Quilt Pattern

Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12
Week 9 Quilt Pattern Week 10 Quilt Pattern Week 11 Quilt Pattern Week 12 Quilt Pattern

Week 5
Week 13 Quilt Pattern Week 14 Quilt Pattern Week 15 Quilt Pattern Week 16 Quilt Pattern

Week 17
Week 17 Quilt Pattern Week 18 Quilt Pattern Week 19 Quilt Pattern Week 20 Quilt Pattern

Week 21 Week 22 Week 23 Week 24
Week 21 Quilt Pattern Week 22 Quilt Pattern Week 23 Quilt Pattern Week 24 Quilt Pattern

Week 25 Week 26 Week 27 Week 28
Week 25 Quilt Pattern Week 26 Quilt Pattern Week 27 Quilt Pattern Week 28 Quilt Pattern

Week 29 Week 30 Week 31 Week 32
Week 29 Quilt Pattern Week 30 Quilt Pattern Week 31 Quilt Pattern Week 32 Quilt Pattern

Week 33 Week 34 Week 35 Week 36
Week 33 Quilt Pattern Week 34 Quilt Pattern Week 35 Quilt Pattern Week 36 Quilt Pattern

Week 37 Week 38 Week 39 Week 40
Week 37 Quilt Pattern Week 38 Quilt Pattern Week 39 Quilt Pattern Week 40 Quilt Pattern

Week 41 Week 42 Week 43 Week 44
Week 41 Quilt Pattern Week 42 Quilt Pattern Week 43 Quilt Pattern Week 44 Quilt Pattern

Week 45 Week 46 Week 47 Week 48
Week 45 Quilt Pattern Week 46 Quilt Pattern Week 47 Quilt Pattern Week 48 Quilt Pattern

Week 49 Week 50 Week 51 Week 52
Week 49 Quilt Pattern Week 50 Quilt Pattern Week 51 Quilt Pattern Week 52 Quilt Pattern


Return From Pinterest Back To Quilts Home Page

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.