Halloween Exchange Quilt - Intended mistakes

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I officially HATE the New Bloggggerrr!!!  Oh my the trouble I've seen.  And today to show you what I've been through I left the last photo the crazy way Blogger made it.  Not to mention I can't move things around and can't write script where I want to.  Argh!
Calm blue ocean...calm blue ocean.   This pic is supposed to be at the bottom.  And I'm sick of fighting with this thing.  I know I should change venues but I have enough learning on my plate at the moment so I'll be content with complaining.  This quilt is from Jane's Halloween Exchange 2009.  In some of the blocks I had to take the embellishments off previous to taking it to the quilter.  I'm saving them and they'll be back during binding.
This is how I sent my blocks - mix mash.  I didn't place the blocks in any set pattern and the deconstructed 9 patch are not even all set the same way.  It is Halloween after all, no rules.
And in the spirit on no rules I put my bat hanging upside down in the bottom corner right.  I thought it would be fun to put the cat and bat next to each other, too.
Since I'm not going to use this black and white for my butterfly quilt I figured it would work for this busy Halloween quilt.  I hoped it would tone it down a bit.  And I think it did.  Not that you can tell in the next picture!

I can't even get underneath it to write text.  So I'm done.  Can you believe it loaded my photo this way?  Going back to old Blogger.  grrr                           -nanette
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Des said...

oh, i'm so sorry for your blogger woes. I know with the pictures, I have had luck when I click on the picture (in editing mode) and hit CTL X. that cuts it and then i put my cursor where I want the pic after whatever writing i have and I hit CTL V, and it copies it there.

You probably know all this. I did just notice that when you are clicking on a photo in edit mode you can make it different sizes, which I love.

i like the new blogger. hmmmmm.
i like calm blue oceans. :)

Needled Mom said...

I officially hate new blogger too!!!

Love the blocks!!!! The witch legs/shoes are my absolute favorite.

Sandi said...

Love the Halloween quilt! So far, I am still using old blogger on my blog but that can't last forever. I hate "learning curves" as they take away from my sewing time. LOL!

A Slice of My Life said...

You sound like me a few years ago when I was fighting blogspot. I gave up and went the WP route.

Anyways,try using Windows Live Writer? http://explore.live.com/windows-live-writer?os=other (if thatdoesn't work, a search should find it) I've been very happy with it.

It's free, easy and works great. It's supposed to work for all platforms. (of course if you don't use windows it probably won't help you)

Hmmmm...I thinlk I just delurked. I'm not a quilter, but I looovvveee drooling over all of your pretties via my reader for a while now.

Good luck

~Susei

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh it looks great! What a super idea for the nine patches!~!
I still use old blogger and from what I have been hearing, I will not change until I have to!

Ann Champion said...

What a fun quilt!
It looks like Blogger has Gremlins? I hope it gets straightened out. SO frustrating! :)

Brandie said...

I love it! What a great scrappy Halloween quilt. My eye keeps stopping at the candy corn. Love it!

Dresden Quilter said...

It looks fabulous any which way! I loe how you did the 9 patches.

em's scrapbag said...

This is such a fun quilt. I love the witch's legs! And your red and blue butterfly just fluttered away with my heart. Love, love love them!

Simone de Klerk said...

LOVE the different blocks, especially the one with the shoes. Gorgeous!!!

AnnieO said...

I have no idea if I am using new blogger or old blogger but have not had any problems with placing photos lately, or having them turn. I love your Halloween quilt==what a fun exchange :)

SueWis said...

Cute Halloween quilt!

When I click on the giant pic that Blogger makes, I get a choice of sizes and just choose medium, but I agree it is annoying that they automatically make it so big!

Brighton Breezy said...

I'm with A Slice of Life here -

I downloaded Windows Live Writer and do all my posting through that now because Blogger is so Bluggeringly Useless now!

All I do is leave out my tags until I publish and then edit again. Much easier. You can put pictures EXACTLY where you want them, not to mention text :)

Love the Halloween quilt - esp. those witch's legs!! :)

Nedra said...

Maybe if we all complain together, they will let us go back to the old format until they fix this one to be more user friendly.

Lynn said...

oooh, I love complaining. Seriously, it relieves stress, no matter what anyone else in my family thinks. Love the halloween blocks. Maybe blogger is misbehaving for halloween, possesed or haunted or something.

jen duncan said...

"Calm blue ocean" ha! "Serenity NOW!" Sorry about the blog troubles but you have to admit; it's pretty darned cool that we live all over the world and can communicate the way we do. So there's some glitches now and again, right? LOVE the quilt. Almost makes me want to celebrate more holidays than just Christmas ;-)

Jana said...

I'm with ya on the woes of the new blogger!

LOVE the black check for the border on the quilt! I didn't even think of adding anything to mine...now I wish I had after seeing yours!

Sandy said...

I agree with BB....try Windows Live Writer, it is the only one I will use! Blogger has got to get their stuff together! Are they even listening to us????? I love the quilt! I love all of the items you do and show us!!!!!

belinda said...

Yes...deep blue oceans (insert deep breathing here)...LOL...yes I have noticed 'unwanted' changes to blogger myself lately!!

Ok...LOL....you are probable going to finish your halloween quilt before me too!!....but I can't wait to see yours finished...you have a great place to hang/display it too!! I love what you did with the nine patch blocks....kudos!!
I agree...this little check is w-a-y too perfectly cute!!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

I had the same problems with blogger last night, so frustrating!

Oh, but regardless of your picture placement woes, those are great halloween quilts! Have you checked out the great quilting links over at www.WeAllSew.com? Great stuff!

Threeundertwo said...

I've had problems with blogger not letting me see my previews. I just love your Halloween quilt. Now 'fess up - how many Halloween quilts do you have? (Make me feel better - I have quite a few.)

Lori Holt said...

l;ove this quilt nanette...hate blogger.
i feel that we all need to put on our witches shoes and complain!!!!...lol.
ding dong the witch is NOT dead!
seriously hough. I love the bat and the cat together and your nine patches.
..and you already know that the black gingham would be my choise too:)
xx
lori

Pat said...

You might have had trouble and frustration with this post, BUT...I can still see clearly enough that I love your Halloween top!!!

Shannon said...

The quilt is great no matter how blogger is working or not working. Very nice!

Linda said...

I just recently posted about how Blogger is making me crazy. I waste so much time trying to get anything done. Grrrr...

Love the black and white checks!

CreationsForEleanor said...

The nice thing about reading your post and all the comments, is that I now know I am not the only one who has trouble with pictures! On a positive note, at least the problems are with blogger and not the quilt, which looks great!
Christine

RETRO-fabulous said...

Blogger was closed for updates this evening a while. I think it took me half a dozen times to get a guest post completed due to picture issues earlier this week. Tomorrow's another day =) but I like the calm blue ocean!!
Best Wishes,
Heather

Vicki said...

The quilt looks great! Sorry you are having photo issues. What I do is upload my photos to picnik.com, where editing is free, then save them directly to flickr (the unedited photo is saved to my computer first.) Now flickr has just changed, I used to use the blogger photo loader thingy with my flickr photos, but now I don't have to do that at all, flickr has a place where you just get the code for whichever size of your photo you want (I use medium 500 px usually), and then you just paste the code into the blog post where you want it. Try it! :)

Prissy said...

What a cute quilt, Freda. I've been working on getting up a blog for about 2 months. Well, I haven't been working on it very hard, have I? I don't have time to sew and play on here like I would like. I need to grow some extra arms or something. LOL

Janet said...

Jast when I get blogger sorted out, they change things around. I think I have it figured out now and seem to be doing ok. It's nice to see Halloween projects since we don't really celebrate it here like you.

Truffle queen said...

The quilt looks great! Maybe today is the day that I pull out my set of the blocks from Jane's swap! Now, take a deep breath - I could feel you fuming from UT to IL! lol "I feel your pain"!

Pots and Pins said...

I LOVE IT! It's whimsical and fun and adorable - no matter HOW Blogger makes it look! I hate Blogger, too!

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun quilt Nanette! Be careful about complaining about blogger -- I did it and it came back to haunt me LOL!

Tiffany said...

adorable quilt! I love the little pumpkins!

Tiffany said...

adorable quilt! I love the little pumpkins!

Carrie P. said...

I am still using old blogger and will continue to use it as long as I can. I hate change when it comes to the computer.

Ginger Patches said...

I feel your pain lol! I just switched to new blogger to give it another chance...what is the deal??? I am trying out windows live writer and it's much better and easy --not a lot of new learning. There is a little though. I may go back to old blogger again. I don't know what made me try it again. Too optimistic I guess :)

Ginger Patches said...

Oh and I love the Halloween quilt!!!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your Halloween quilt - especially the pumpkin blocks. I have very fond memories of the three Halloween's we spent in the USA. Halloween is slowly gaining in popularity here.

Hope your blogger woes settle down soon. Touch wood - I haven't had any problems so far....

pratima said...

Sorry to hear about the troubles, blogger was giving you... I hope blogger is behaving now :)It is a very happy quilt! The bat looks so cute up-side down ;)