November’s free fabric download features colorful fabrics designed by Erin McMorris for FreeSpirit Fabrics. Download “Distrikt” for your EQ7 Fabric Library now!
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
We’re partnering with Island Batik to bring you a new quilt design challenge featuring the Quilted in Honor fabric collection by Kathy Engle for Island Batik. The Quilted in Honor fabric collection was created to benefit Operation Homefront. You can read more about the Quilted in Honor project by clicking here. How to Get Started Visit the Free Fabrics of the Month page and download the new Quilted in Honor collection. You can find instructions on that page about how to link the the Fabric Library to your EQ7. Challenge Rules You must design your quilt using Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7) design software. The quilt design must be colored with Quilted in Honor fabrics ONLY! Three design categories to choose from: Pieced, Appliqué, or Combination (pieced + appliqué) Any size! No sewing required. The “virtual” EQ7 quilt design is all that’s needed to enter. One entry per person Submission Guidelines
Time to share your Jump Start quilt! I can’t wait to see how everyone decided to use their beautiful blocks! Here’s my quilt: I decided to stick with a basic horizontal setting, but jazzed it up with pieced sashing and cornerstones. I quilted each block separately, with its own motif; here are a couple close-ups: To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your quilt). If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. If you wrote a post for this quilt, please link directly to that post. Let’s visit each others’ blogs and all get to know each other! GIVEAWAY! You can link up your quilt photo at any time. But for those who link up by