A Sneak Peek....

It’s that time of the year again, and I am so grateful to my friends and family for their support. I was reflecting upon my work this year and thought it would be fun to bring you up to speed on one activity that has been taking quite a bit of my time.

I am a Beta Tester for Statler Stitcher’s “Creative Studio”, the computer program attached to my Gammill Long Arm. We have been busily getting ready for a new software release, and Beta testers are tasked with tweaking all of these new features. Here's a sneak peak into one of these new features which will enable me to more effectively plan and execute my quilting. Now I will be able to import a photo of a quilt or block into Creative Studio and overlay the quilting designs I plan to use to see how they will look on the quilt itself.

At-Long-Last-Quilt-Plan

First I take a snapshot of the quilt or block, and I crop and re-size that photo to the actual size of the object. I can re-size photos in many programs, but I like to use Photoshop for this purpose. Then, when I import the photo into Creative Studio, it is imported in the exact size of the quilt or block. This provides me with an excellent idea of the size of the actual quilting designs I will be using. I can adjust the opacity of the photo to better see the quilting designs. Below are two photos, one of the quilt plan I made in Creative Studio and one of the finished quilt. This particular wallhanging will be put up for bid in the Baltimore Heritage Quilt Guild biennial show to be held in March, 2015. I hope you enjoy this Sneak Peak onto Creative Studio and watch for more in the coming weeks.

Here’s wishing you and yours a Blessed and Happy Holiday season!

At Long Last!