Oh man…you techies out there must be howling!
Yesterday I didn’t post pictures of the Quilt App in operation as the glare from my camera flash hitting the screen on my iPad made it impossible to get good clear pictures.
So yesterday I am outside in the shade setting up a small table to take pics of my Sweet Apple when hubby says “What ARE you doing?” I explain. He gives me ‘the look’ and says.. “You can take pics of anything on your iPad simply by pressing that side button (Home Button) and the on/off button at the same time”…duh! Sheesh…YET another thing my Sweet Apple can do!!
Ok…enough of the chit chat…let’s get serious! Remember this is a little like the blind leading the blind…bear with me!
First off this Quilting App is called Quilt Fab by Mary Kay Podlecki and it’s a beaut! Mary Kay must be some kind quilter!
We’ve ALL bought those 100 Block Magazines…or the 501 Blocks books..well this App is VERY similar to that except it is WAY better…WE get to control the blocks, the settings, the patterns…with the touch of your finger!
Let me walk you through it….
I have just selected the Bear Paw Block…so this is what appears on your screen. The Bear Paw on the right… You can see how many blocks are in this quilt..20…Finished Size of block is 12”. It gives you the yardage (or metric measurements) and then below what you need to cut out.
Let’s say that you want a SMALLER block so you click on the arrow beside the 12” and this wheel appears…you click on what you want…ie 6” and presto..you now have 6” blocks with all the yardage and measurements changed to accommodate a 6” block!! Pretty cool!
Now let’s move down to the instructions….You click on the first unit to cut out…and you get clear written instructions and a Pictures!! YAY…it treats us like a moron…just what I want!
Every step is the same…picture with the instructions!! Love it!
You can also pick the layout of your quilt…this is single tile (see the bottom row of buttons…I have selected tile)
With a plain block…
Now comes the fun part…you can team your block up with another block…in this case I clicked on the 7-grid chain! Nice quilt…eh!
Now you can click on the colour combos…
So there you have it…we are now ALL designers!!
Mary Kay has also put together a Patch Library for us…click on each and you get everything that you need to know about that particular patch!
This App can be found in the App Store under the Lifestyle Section! Oh…and the GOOD part…it’s FREE!!
Yup…t’s a GOOD THING! Block FAB or Quilt FAB (listed under both names) is Fabulous and gets a two thumbs up from this techie…!
Have a SUNNY Sunday and Happy Quilting!~P