Friday, May 21, 2010

MyWebQuilter Update

I just realized that it has been more than a month since my last post! Yikes! Many things have been happening.

I attended the Chicago International Quilt show. It was so inspiring. Of course, I purchased many, many items from the vendors too.

I was so inspired by the 2009 Hoffman Challenge quilts that I saw at the Chicago Quilt Show that I decided to try entering Hoffman's 2010 Challenge. This is my first time entering such a challenge. One of my favorite hobbies in addition to quilting and computer programming is sailing. So the blue 2010 Hoffman Challenge Fabric of course said, "water - sailboat" to me.

Here is a picture of my boat..."Amber Waves". Last year, I went on a 3 day cruise on "Amber Waves" with a friend. We cruised from our home port of Escanaba, MI to Fayette State Park then on to Jackson Harbor on Washington Island, WI. Then back home on the 3rd day.

We put "Amber Waves" in the water this week for our 2010 sailing season!

Also, I am "almost done" with a new major update to This update combines the automatic placement of quilt blocks in your quilt designs with the manual placement of quilt blocks. You can put blocks in specific locations on the quilt as well as rotate and flip blocks. Of course will still automatically generate the pattern and pictures for your design.

"Almost done" means that all the parts are programmed. I just have to test it a bit more before making it available on the website. This update took longer than I expected but is very powerful and hopefully, still easy to use.

I am hoping to be able to post the new changes within the next few weeks.

Happy Quilting!