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
We’re partnering with Timeless Treasures Fabrics to bring you a fun challenge featuring their Tonga Cabana by Daniela Stout collection! This block design challenge is open to all EQ7 users. How to Get Started Visit the Free Fabrics of the Month page and download the new Tonga Cabana by Daniela Stout 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 block using Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7) design software. The block design must be colored with Tonga Cabana fabrics (you may add ONE solid color/fabric to the design). The block design can be pieced, appliqué, or both! Block must be at least 6” x 6”. Block designs do not need to be square. The block design can be an original drawing, or a block from the Block Library that you’ve colored your own way using
Have you ever compared the EQ7 libraries to a quilt shop? Or your Sketchbook to your sewing room? Reeze Hanson, EQ7 teacher, inspires you to dust off your EQ7 (or go out and buy one!!) and get designing. Reeze has mastered EQ7 and knows you can too! “I can’t draw a stick person, but I can draw in EQ7!” Check out episode #50 of the Canadian Quilt Talk Podcast with Brandy Lynn, featuring Reeze Hanson as this week’s special guest. Learn about her EQ7 journey, and how to jump back into EQ7! Plus! Check out next Thursday’s anniversary episode for an interview with Electric Quilt!
We’ve made it to the last block of the sew along and learned so many useful EQ7 skills along the way. I hope you’ll continue to work with the software and learn even more. EQ7 has so much to offer, we’ve only scratched the surface in this sew along! Here’s my Block 4: Don’t forget that you can always find the sew along posts here on the blog if you’d ever like to go back and revisit one of the lessons. On the main menu bar (under Behind the Mouse), hover your mouse over Sew Alongs and then choose EQ7 Jump Start from the drop-down menu. You can find other past sew alongs there too. If you’re interested in learning more about drawing your own blocks you should check out the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series from last year! To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at