Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Learning curves and The Vine Quilt.


I've been away the last weekend and tied to the computer learning all sorts of new things I didn't know before now. I'm way behind on my emails and blog reading so I'm sorry and I promise I'll try to catch up this week.
The good news is that my DH and I did a photography class for a day to learn about our new Nikon DSLR D5100 and how to use it beyond the auto button. More on that at a later date.

My other big learning curve has been to work out how to make a blog button. Sorry if you came over yesterday thinking I had posted - false alarm.

The good news is that I now have a humble little blog button for you to grab (which is optional) if you are joining in on the Trailing Vines  quilt along. You'll find it on my sidebar.

I also have a new page called Trailing Vines under my header where you will be able to access the downloads and links to any information. The downloads will only be available though the links provided. The materials list and cutting information is now available.



Thank you so much for the overwhelming interest in my pattern and for all the encouraging comments. Please be kind to me because I've never done this before and if I've made any mistakes, let me know so that I can rectify them.

27 comments:

Kathie said...

thank you!!!!! you don't have to be sorry! We all appreciate what you are doing . Can't wait to hear about the photography class.
I am ready to buy a good camera so will be interested in hearing how you like yours.
Kathie

Christine said...

Thank you from me too.... I too would like to learn how to create a Button.
I will take yours and put it on my blog, thank you again

Miriam said...

Thank you so much for all your time and energy in sharing this wonderful pattern!

Oops-Lah said...

You are so very organized that it puts me to shame! I'm won't be able to join the quilt along, although I'm very tempted. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward reading about the process. Congratulations on figuring out how to make a blog button; I've not be able to crack that particular challenge ;(.

Rachaeldaisy said...

No need to be sorry, I was happy to see that post again. That little sorry dog is very cute!! You're so clever making a button!! The photography course sounds great, I bet you learnt a lot!

Fiesta said...

Thank you so much Janet. The button is fabulous.

Notjustnat said...

Well done Janet, every time you start something new there are always learning curves to go with it. I bet you enjoyed that photography class. I will grab the button to post on my blog if it's okay with you - Hugs Nat

Salley said...

A learning curve all around! Cant join the SMcC fun but appreciate how you are so generous to everyone with your knowledge. That little button isnt humble...its a fabulous Crown!

ranette said...

You are one amazing, talented and generous lady Janet! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! I love the button and will get it on my blog soon.

Is learning your new camera hard? I want one so bad, but am afraid that I'll just let it sit.

Zulma said...

Que hermoso blog , siempre te visito por que tus trabajos son espectaculares...son perfectos y bellisimos... me llamo Zulma y soy de Argentina ,cariƱos !!!!

Barb said...

You are an amazing talent....

Kathleen said...

Thank you so much for sharing all you have with us, greatly apppreciated. Love your button and will put on my blog, I would love to learn how to make one also. I will also be interested in how your camera will work out for you. I too someday need to invest in a camera. Thank you again

SewWhatsNew said...

Janet, I will collect the pattern and instructions; but can't start now. Life is on the way of quilting right now. But I will follow the progress. Thank you for your generosity.

I quilt for fun said...

Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. This is exciting and scary at the same time. Happen to be heading to quilt shop later today and will scout out backgrounds and greens. I'm thinking all the strings i've been saving may have dual purposes. Of course there is also that little matter of Kim McLean's Lollypop Trees that also awaits. I'm crazy to start this but would have terrible regrets not to go with the flow --even if I don't keep up. Thank you so much, Janet! You rock!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Don't apoligize for learning something new! we will still be here waiting for you. I love your new button, good job!

Janet said...

Thanks Janet!!! I am so excited about this project. I've ordered the background fabric and I'll be going shopping for the green and pink. I like the button you designed and I've put it on my blog.

Jill said...

You have been very busy, so many new things to learn. Love the Trailing Vines button. I am going to check out the Trailing Vines page. Thanks.

Rosa said...

I want learn how to put a button too.Love Trailing Vines button.

Mary said...

Even when we get used to all the technology we use daily, learning more can be taxing to the brain. I took a 3-week class on how to use DSLR's and my brain felt fried after each session but I can do so much more with my camera now that it's absolutely amazing!

Nedra said...

I appreciate your quest to learn new things. It keeps life interesting!

Thimbleanna said...

Good for you Janet! I can't wait to hear more about your camera. And while I won't be quilting along, I'll certainly be reading -- I know I'll pick up some tips and tricks from your beautiful work!

Marjorie said...

I am saving every step of the pattern but I don't promise to make it. At least not right now.

Ann Champion said...

I've had my camera for quite a while and still don't know how to use all of it's features. You were very smart to take a class!

You did a great job of making the Vines button. I have no idea how to post it on my Wordpress blog though. Doh!
I hope to try my hand at this pattern...if I can find that hard to find green. :)
Thanks so much!

quilterinmotion said...

I'm with a few other gals that left comments. I'd love to learn to make a button. I wonder if it's different for wordpress vs. blogspot, etc. How did you start to find out how to make the button? I don't have a lot of tech. skills with the computer I guess. Love your button and I'm thinking I may use the vines as a border for my next quilt and get my "feet" wet that way.

Robin said...

The button looks great! Now I need to find myself a little bit of quiet time to really check out all of the information on the quilt along. I'm excited! :)

Dorothy said...


I love your vine quilt. Do you know how I could find the pattern? Thanks!

Dorothy
Dorthdh@yahoo.com

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