If you’ve ever called our office, chances are you’ve heard Linda’s friendly voice on the other end of the line. Linda has worked at EQ for several years, but at the time of this original blog post (2014), she had just recently designed her first quilt in EQ software!

Linda thought she was just sharing her quilt with those of us in the office, but we all loved it so much we wanted to share it on the blog too!

Linda designed the quilt to use with a Block of the Month program she did. She followed this tutorial (written for EQ7, but similar steps work for EQ8!) on the blog to import photos of her finished blocks and design a quilt around them. Here’s her EQ design:

It’s called “Merry Mike-mas” — a gift for her husband, Mike. Look at this cute label that Christine, another EQ employee, designed for Linda (printed on EQ Printables, of course!):

Linda has also agreed to let us share her project file with you (download below)! The quilt design included in the project is waiting for you to fill with your own block-of-the-month blocks (or any twelve 12″ blocks!). Make your own BOM quilt really pop with this gorgeous border!

Download the EQ8 project file.

Download the EQ7 project file.

In the comments below, upload an image of your favorite holiday quilt that you designed in EQ software! Or, show us your EQ variation of the Christmas BOM quilt using Linda’s awesome nine-patch border! We love seeing what you come up with!