So I was flipping through some magazines and came across this beauty, Interlocking Stars by Diane Nagle. It was in the Love of Quilting Jan/Feb 2011 issue… and not only was it in it… it was the cover quilt!

Wow. What an amazingly colorful and intricate quilt.

When I read further I couldn’t believe how easy Diane had made the quilt to piece. You should see how easy the blocks are!

I wrote Diane to ask her if she had designed it in our software and she said: “You are always more than welcome to blog about any of my published quilts, because so far they are ALL designed in EQ7. With Interlocking Stars, I used blocks in EQ and simplified them a bit for less piecing. I’m always altering a block in one way or another.

I loved the quilt so much I mocked it up in EQ, fiddled with the borders, and then tried out the Random Recolor tool to see how it would look in a different colorway.

The very talented, Diane, also teaches classes on EQ. There is a beginner quilt design session including printing and images, and a second set of classes on designing blocks only, at the local quilt shop in Henderson, NV, called Quiltique. Each session of classes consists of 3 days for 3 hours each.

Congratulations Diane on making the cover! Your quilt is quite spectacular.

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