Sunday, September 27, 2009

Woohoo ... PDFs at last :o)!!!

I don't know if you noticed the new button on my sidebar on the right - the Paypal "buy now" button??? Well sorting all of that has taken me all day ......yep, ALL day to do!!! Actually, it wasn't really the 'buy now' bit that was such a problem, it was more the pdf download for the pattern. As you'd be aware from my past blogging, I have a new 'puter and we're not getting on that well at the moment. I've still got 'old faithful' on standby which is just as well cos I'm still totally baffled by 'Vista'.
BUT ..... I DID IT!!!!! Woohoo and a little happy dance - oh I haven't done that for ages he he he :o). So ..... presenting .... drumroll ......................... the very first JoyPatch pattern available for PDF download is .................DIAMONDS AND BRAIDS!!!!!!! This has been my most popular pattern by far so I thought I'd do this one for you first. So a quick reminder for those of you that aren't familiar with it .... this is the one I did for my DS and DIL for their wedding pressie...... This one is done in one of my very favourite ranges - Aviary by Moda ... mmmmmm :o)......
and lastly this is the original quilt that I made from this pattern ... I think the ranges I used were 'Laurel' for the braids and 'Dominique' for the diamonds.
The finished quilt is about 61" x 63" and is quilt-as-you-go. I used 1 jelly roll and 45 charm squares but you could make it from scraps too if you prefer!!! I'll still be selling my paper patterns on my website but this way you save $$$$ as there is no postage because I simply email the pattern to you - and so the price is lower as it costs me less too :o)!!! Perfect for buyers outside of Australia ;o).
I'll be doing more PDFs in the future so if there are any you'd like just give me a yell :o).
PS ..... I've also managed to add the "Dragonflight" pattern too :o). These patterns can be emailed to you after payment is received so there are no postage costs!!!


Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Joy! Oh ... I feel your pain at learning to work with Vista! I did a LOT of swearing when I made the change over and nearly throttled GB, but not have adjusted and find it hard to use anything else - like when I'm at work and working with REALLY old software! SIGH! Love the Aviary version of your yummy Diamonds and Braids quilt - I think it's my favourite range of fabrics ever and looks great made into your quilt design!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Wendy B said...

Me too Joy....I hated Vista at first (change....grrrrrr!) but love it now. Had to change back to the older version and find myself looking for the Vista features (double grrrrrr!)
Love your design, and yep, Aviary is my fave too! (original aren't I??)
;o) Wendy B

wonderwoman said...

i'm having enough trouble getting used to my new laptop. am having trouble downloading pics which is why i have not done a blog yet!!aaargh. that is a lovely quilt pattern Joy.


i cannaetell said...

Oh I do like your diamonds and braids pattern. Now if only I had the technical skill to complete it!

Lurline said...

Congratulations on your achievements, Joy - and the quilt is really lovely!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Rebecca said...

People will be coming to you soon with there computer problems at this rate. I am pleased that you got it to work and the patterns are great.
Big Hugs

Fiona said...

Gorgeous !! Love all versions but Aviary is my favourite.

Allie said...

Congratulations to you!!!!! That quilt is stunning in any version!

Julie said...

Clever girl on sorting out all the pdf/paypal maze. Lovely pattern, great idea selling them on-line, no postage. Saves you time too.

Julia said...

I hear Vista is not an easy one to well done!
Love the quilt!
I too spent all day doing a PDF file for my Etsy..once you get the hang of it, it's quite easy..
great way to postage and it's almost instant!
Hugs Julia ♥

Granny Goose said...

Congratulations, isn't it soo good when you finally work out something on the computor.

Love the quilts, great work!!!


Sew little fabric said...

I'm so proud of you Ethel! You to will grow to love Vista and won't be able to go back! I was forced to use Hubbys XP Desktop while mine is at the Dr's and I had to upgrade it to Vista, I couldn't stand XP anymore! Its too slow and much better features on Vista.
I love you and so proud that you got your PDF's happening! I love the dragonfly quilt! It's definately my favourite, I even have a Jelly Roll that may just end up as one of your quilts! Super sized Hugs and Chocolate kisses P xxx

Terri said...

Oh! I love all of them BUT Aviary is my favorite!!
I don't want to ever think about dealing with Vista issues!