This pattern has now been moved to Craftsy for purchase, also on Patternspot ( Look for the badge on the top left of my page) It is selling for 1.50
I panic when my machine makes noises and I get really, really worried. It turned out that I had used it so much it was in desperate need of a cleaning. I have a janome and I absolutely love it.
It also does embroidery and I have a free embroidery program that I downloaded called stitch era universal. Incredible for a free program, the only limitation is the file sizes, it won't save over 40,000 stitches. So I use that and then send the files to the Janome.
So, I have decided to take a day or two break from the quilt and maybe try abit of cross stitch. I found a pattern site today that is absolutely incredible. http://patternmakercharts.blogspot.ca
You could be there for hours looking and downloading. Yikes. Alot of alphabet charts and some really incredible sampler charts.
Ok, so I did make some progress on the quilt yesterday again. I am uploading the new top piece. It will print out in one big pattern over several sheets of paper. It is here
Here is the progress I have made on that so far.
This is the original pattern picture for this, you can see that the fabric really changes the look and gives it a much better viewing.
And I also mentioned that I had re-styled a new version with the US flag. Now this one will be very labour intense but worth it when it was finished. I added prim roses for the US flower and also a great huge eagle, he is very majestic. When I lived in Qualicum Bay on Vancouver Island BC, we had so many bald headed eagles around all the time, they were pure beauty and I wanted this one to express that.
So here it is and I will be posting the pattern for this to patternspot.com sometime this week, although it is almost the same as the one I am making with the exception that some of the applique has changed and also the top square is a bit larger to accommodate the eagle.
So would appreciate some comments on what you think of this.
So, have a great rest of your Easter Sunday.