If you are looking for some EQ6 design inspiration, Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times has tons to share. Judy has just started a new series of illustrated “how EQ6 designs developed” blog posts full of great design ideas.


Creating in EQ #1: See how Judy modified a block by deleting lines. [ Click the Pick tool > click line you want to delete > press your keyboard DELETE key.]

Creating in EQ #2: Work on pieced border ideas.

Creating in EQ #3: Fitting it all together.

Creating in EQ #4: Deciding what to do with the borders after the pieced border.

Creating in EQ #5: Making the quilt!

Just for fun, I loved Judy’s blog about finding inspiration. It can be tough sometimes when you’re just in a funk. Judy found inspiration in her own own back porch. She grabbed her camera and soon after she had a stunning quilt designed.

Judy has written two books, both published by AQS. Nine Patch Extravaganza, was released in July, 2007 and Weekend Quilts came out in February, 2010. You can order an autographed copy of either (or both) from Judy here.