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Thursday, January 2, 2020

A Post in a Pinch


This is a test.
I was gifted a new iPad for Christmas!
My old one was a mini, and I couldn’t post with it,
so let’s see if I can, now!



Hmmm, pretty good!
I prefer to use my camera and laptop
for a more refined look,
but now I know I can do a post in a pinch
from my iPad!

Now, let’s give this test more purpose!
I am making a QOV
from scraps and leftovers,
and I would like to have the top completed
by the time I travel to North Texas
to spend two weeks with my old friends.
They both have awesome machines
that I can use for FMQ!

The pattern is Celebration Cake

I will be linking up to Elm Street Quilts
One Monthly Goal


because it would be nice to have this top finished
ASAP, since I don’t yet know 
when my visit will take place.
You see, I have to schedule things around
QuiltCon!
I’ll be there!
Will you?

Enjoy your week!
Thanks for visiting! 
~Karen



32 comments:

FlourishingPalms said...

I'm glad for you to have new technology to experiment with! So far, so good, right? I'm happy for you. But less happy for some of us blog commenters who are facing new challenges. What happens is that I am logged into my Google profile, yet when I write a comment and then tap Publish Your Comment, my comment disappears! Blogger won't recognize me, so I don't know if the problem lies with Safari, or cookies, or Google, or my MacBook. I've escalated this as "an issue" with Apple, and after doing all the things suggested, there's no change. However, I CAN still comment on blogs through my iPhone! But how challenging is it to tap-tap everything with one finger?! So here's what I'm doing as a work-around. From my computer I type my comment in the blog comment box. Then I copy and paste it into an email to myself. From my iPhone I pick up the email and copy the text to paste it into the blog comment box open on my iPhone! Ridiculous, isn't it? I wish technology companies would leave well enough alone instead of trying to find ways to "improve" everything. Sorry, I digress... I am glad for you to have an opportunity to get a quilt quilted. Is it a longarm you'll use? How great to have another finish. Will you give it away? Of course you know I'll be at QC, and it will be wonderful to see you again in Austin! Happy 2020, Karen!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I tried with my Ipad once or twice to do my blog and all the photos would be sideways no matter what I did - yours looks good

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Looks good. You are going to Quiltcon? I can't wait to see your post about the show.

kiwikid said...

Well done with the new technology. I use my tablet sometimes to blog but often get sideways photos 😀😀 the laptop is better, but then posts away are better than no posts. Love your blocks, nothing like a deadline to keep you motivated!! Hope you get to play with the long arm.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Awesome Christmas gift. I love how the blocks are looking so far.

Sondra said...

Its good to have options. Enjoy your new ipad, I got a new laptop, its sitting on the table over there------> ;o)

Maria said...

Well done posting on your Ipad. I find it harder to do a post and would rather use my LapTop..
Your QOV will be lovely and hope you finish it in time to quilt at your friends...
Oh how nice it would be to go to QuiltCon but it's a bit far to go...

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Of gosh I got an IPad to and Apple is new to me. I got a Win 10 desk top too. All this new technology is wearing me out,
Happy New Year.

Xx, Carol

Louise said...

iPad pinch post presents perfectly! Pretty patriotic project, pal! :)

JanineMarie said...

Yippee for you! I was so disappointed when I found out I couldn’t post from my mini. It looks like your new IPad is working well for you. Happy New Year, Happy Quilting, and Happy QuiltCon!

Needled Mom said...

Oh yay! So glad it worked. Happy New Year.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Great job! On the quilt AND on using your iPad! You can be more flexible that way.

Fiona said...

woohoo.... technology changes so fast so I always think we are awfully clever to do anything with it!! great to have access even if it means some changes.... Happy sewing
Hugz

Barb said...

Cute pattern, wonderful friends, what would we do without them?

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Nice Merry Christmas gift. Glad to see something patriotic! Enjoy visiting your friends.

Sandi said...

Happy New Year Karen. Congrats on the new purchase, I had to replace my iPad last year as I was having problems accessing my BOM video tutorials. I haven’t tried doing a post on it. Do you use the blogger as you do from your laptop or an app?

Enjoy your new gadget and the new year.

Bernie Kringel said...

Hurray!! The post looks great - so nice to have options, right?
I have yet to make a QOV. It is on my list of someday projects....
Happy New Year Karen - I am sure you will get the quilt top finished. Enjoy and be healthy (eg minimal headaches!!)

Just Ramblin' said...

I think you did great with your new ipad. What a great gift. I like the blocks you've posted. Will be fun to see the completed .top. What is quiltCon. Sounds interesting and fun.

Dar in mo said...

Looks fine to me. Not sure my reply will publish from android phone but will try.

Lin said...

What a great gift and it seems to work well. I can post from my kindle fire but like you prefer to use my computer when I can. xx

Cheryl said...

I'll be at QuiltCon, I hope to see you there!

Createology said...

Hello Karen. This New Year of 2020 Vision brought me my word and I know it will guide me all through the year...CLARITY. May you have amazing Creative Bliss and Blessings Dear...<3

Linda said...

Love your post title.....but I need a pinch to post! Lol! Glad you are happy with your new Ipad. So much less frustrating for you. Have fun with your “other” quilting friends! Hugs

Paige said...

Happy New Year! I thought I recognized that pattern. I have it as well and through it would make a nice QOV quilt.

Nann said...

I cannot create blog posts on my iPad. It's hard to post comments on other blogs, too. But I only use my phone and my iPad for photos -- save them all to Google photos and easily upload them to my blog.

Christine B said...

Looks like your experiment was successful Karen! Hope you got your quilt made in time! Happy New Year..... looking forward to seeing what you stitch in 2020! Christine xx

Patty said...

Lovely. Thanks for linking up to Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project!

Preeti said...

Oh yes, you can!!! And all blocks look lovely. I am sure you are excited to travel to QuiltCon. Other activities can wait or be re-arranged. Looks like you had a lovely holiday, if your iPad gift is any indication :-)
A very happy new year to you.
My comments vanish when I try to comment from my iPhone. It is a hassle when I am away from my computer.

Susan said...

That will be a great QOV quilt. It looks like you have OPTIONS now! =)

Judy said...

Congratulations on your new iPad! Having new technology to play with can be fun. Best wishes on your quilting goals for this year.

Happy sewing,
Judy

Margo Yang said...

Congrats on the awesome gift. I use my iPad to take pictures and read other people's blogs. I can't seem to write my blog on iPad. It won't scroll down for some reasons. I didn't want to fuss with it so I write my blog on my trusty laptop. Happy New Year!!

vintagerose said...

Hi Karen oh you did so well using your new ipad.
Love your blocks what a lovely quilt this will be,hope your day is a good one my friend xx