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
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!