Look at that cutie in the new issue of Quiltmaker! That’s my son and he’s making an appearance in the Creative Spark article in the November/December 2014 issue! We’re talking about using EQ7 to design pieced Christmas stockings. Click over to Quiltmaker’s site to read the accompanying EQ7 lesson. You can apply the same idea to lots of different irregular shaped patchwork projects- like purse panels and clothing patterns.
If you have EQ7, EQ6 or Quilt Design Wizard why aren’t you checking out our free monthly projects? You are missing out! In September I posted Prismatic Plants. Jenny said she was going to make it. And she did! It turned out great! You can read more about Jenny making the quilt on her blog, Jenny Makes Stuff. This is just one of over 100 free projects available. What are you waiting for? Check them out
In the Fall 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited, I have an article about making one piece quilts in EQ7. Do you know how easy it is? (It’s really easy.) Be sure the check out the magazine! There is also a free lesson that accompanies the article on Modern Quilts Unlimited’s website! And a free EQ7 project that includes all of the quilts shown below. Enjoy
Barbara Brackman is a quilt historian and author. She has written books on quilting during the Civil War including Facts and Fabrications: Unraveling the History of Quilts and Slavery and Quilts From the Civil War. Her Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns contains more than 4000 pieced quilt patterns, gathered from printed sources published between 1830 and 1970. (EQ’s BlockBase is based on Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.) She has many other books, including her newest, Emporia Rose: Applique Quilts. Barbara also has a free block weekly on her blog along with historical information and stories. Barbara says, “I have been reading Jane Austen biographies for several years, trying to figure out what it was like to live in England about 1800. I realized how much Austen’s life and her family influenced her novels so I thought I’d do a block of the week in 2014 with a
I had a lot of fun using EQStitch and my embroidery machine to quilt my most recent project – a baby quilt. I saw a similar baby quilt on Pinterest and thought it would be the perfect project for quilting, block by block in the hoop, using my embroidery machine. I’m not totally sure why I thought this…because I thought it would be easy to find the center of a 4-inch square because it’s plain? Because I figured it would be a lot easier to handle the size of a baby quilt than something larger? Whatever the original thought, it turned out to be super easy AND super fun. If you like, you can download the EQStitch project or the EQ7 project and check it out. I assembled the top and the back and sprayed and pinned my quilt sandwich together. I was ready to start the quilting. Since I