Sep. 19, 2014

Ship Ahoy! Quilt

Anne Underhill recently sent us a photo of her quilt to post in the Quilt Gallery, but it was so cute I just had to share it here on the blog too!

Anne used blocks from Angie Padilla’s Ship Ahoy! collection to make this adorable quilt for her new grandson.What a perfect use for these appliqué blocks!

Anne says:

“This was my first attempt at an EQ7 quilt. Custom Set quilt layout made it easy to swap the appliqué blocks around and then add ‘fillers’ until I had a sensible and pleasing layout. I really enjoyed the process and learned my way around the software at the same time.”

Anne’s design in EQ7:

“My grandson lives by the sea so I was delighted to find Angie’s wonderful ‘Ship Ahoy!’ designs which I could use within my EQ7 software. The appliqué is fused raw edge and machined using blanket stitch. I’m not good at quilting, most was done with the walking foot; the small motifs in the non-appliqué blocks were done on my embroidery machine as was some of the lettering. 

My grandson lives in Melbourne Australia, I am in the UK. I delivered the quilt personally last month!”

Thanks for sharing your quilt with us, Anne!

Sep. 17, 2014

Christa Quilts: Abacus Sew Along

EQ Artist Christa Watson has announced a new sew along on her blog that looks like so much fun!

The new quilt is called Abacus and I see so many opportunities to make this quilt your own! PLUS you can download Christa’s EQ7 project for the quilt and play around with the design. Those circles look like a great place to show off some special fabric and it’s easy to import your own fabric images into EQ7!

Christa's Quilt Along

Christa is a wonderful teacher who gives you easy-to-follow tutorials for each step of the quilt. Click here to find the full schedule for the Abacus sew along. The fun starts next week. I hope you’ll join her!

If you’re looking for some other quilt projects, check out all of Christa’s Quilt Alongs. She gives you an EQ7 project download for each quilt!

Sep. 17, 2014

Download Karen Stone Add-Ons Now!

For 2 days only, download Karen’s two EQ7 add-ons at 20% off! Karen K. Stone Quilts (previously sold out, but now re-released!) includes 10 quilt projects and 4 fabric libraries. Karen K. Stone MORE Quilts includes 11 quilt projects, 4 fabric libraries and PDF sewing instructions for each quilt, including her famous New Your Beauty!

Also available: the Karen K. Stone Quilts book. A colorful pattern book from one of America’s most popular quilters and teachers. Includes full patterns and instructions for 13 quilts, including 11 of Karen’s most popular quilts and 2 of the New York Beauty designs she is famous for.

Sale ends Thursday, September 18th.

Sep. 16, 2014

Close to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?

Sep. 15, 2014

Kimberly Einmo Wins Best Modern Quilt

EQ Artist Kimberly Einmo won Best Modern Quilt at AQS Quiltweek in Chattanooga and we couldn’t be happier for her! The prize-winning quilt Fire and Ice was designed in EQ7 and quilted by Judi Madsen. Check out this stunner:

And here’s a video interview of Kimberly with Bonnie Browning at the show. They’re both big fans of EQ (and we’re big fans of them too!):

Looks like she was having a great time inside the “winner’s circle”. Congratulations Kimberly!

Sep. 12, 2014

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Sep. 12, 2014

Fall Block Patterns – 20% Off

Get all the block patterns you need for the upcoming holidays! Perfect for quilts, placemats, table runners, tote bags, and more! Autumn block libraries are 20% off through Saturday, September 13! Shop now!