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Jenny

I started working at Electric Quilt as a graphic design intern back in 2001 and stayed on after I graduated from college. I’ve caught the quilting bug while working here at EQ–you can only see so many beautiful quilts before you want to try making one yourself! I blog about everything from sewing to EQ tutorials. My favorite posts are the sew alongs I get to host with all of you!

Recent Posts by Jenny

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Amaryllis Bulb

Posted 12-10-2018 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! Each month we highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want YOU to show us what you can do with the block! Let’s get creative!

This month’s block: Amaryllis Bulb

Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Flora

A few design ideas to get you started

For this quilt, I’ve set the block in a 2 x 2 on-point layout (the second on-point option). Playing with the coloring makes this look more complex than it really is!

Even though it’s a little late to start a quilt for this Christmas, I’ve still got holiday colors on the brain! Here’s a little wallhanging using this month’s block.

What would you design with the Amaryllis Bulb block? Post a quilt or two in the comments below. It can be as simple or as complex as you’d like (it just has to use the featured block!).

If you’d like to to turn off the black outlines around the patches like I have in the quilts above, click the Hide/show quilt patch outlines button on the main toolbar before exporting your images. For more help with this feature, visit the Support site.

Export an Image of your Quilt

  1. On the Quilt Worktable, click the PRINT & EXPORT tab.
  2. Click Export in the ribbon.
  3. In the palette on the left, click Image.
  4. Type a name for your image and click the Save button. (Make sure you know where you’re saving the image on your computer. We recommend saving to your My EQ8 > Images folder.)

In the comment form below, tell us a little bit about your design and then click Browse to include the image of your quilt.

Share your Quilt on Facebook!

If you have a Facebook account, why not share your design on the Do You EQ page too?

  1. On the Quilt Worktable, click the PRINT & EXPORT tab.
  2. Click Export in the ribbon.
  3. In the palette on the left, click Facebook.
  4. Follow the prompts to log into your Facebook account.
  5. Type a message to go along with your post.
  6. Check the box to post your quilt design to our Do You EQ Facebook page too!

Holiday Sunbonnet Sue is Back!

Posted 11-30-2018 by | Posted in: Downloads   EQ News and Press   EQ8  

If you’ve been with us for a while, you may have noticed that each year around this time, we have a cute little visitor to our site: It’s our friend, Sunbonnet Sue, and she has the very important job of decorating the tree each year! She holds a special place in our hearts here at EQ and we’d like to share her story today. Penny McMorris & Dean Neumann, EQ founders The Sunbonnet Sue animation was created by Dean Neumann, EQ co-founder and programmer. She made her first appearance on our site back in 1996, shortly after our first website was launched. EQ3 was our current version of the software at that time. EQ3 could only export PCX files (PiCture eXchange) for images. Dean made the animation by drawing individual blocks on the Block Worktable for each of the movements. He exported a PCX for each block and then “stitched”

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Double Wheel – 9 Spokes

Posted 11-10-2018 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! Each month we highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want YOU to show us what you can do with the block! Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Double Wheel – 9 Spokes Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Wheels A few design ideas to get you started I took a modern approach with this first quilt. It’s a simple 4 x4 horizontal layout, but I drew a “blocky” version of the wheel to pair with the original. The wheel block reminded me of wreaths, so I used it in the border of this holiday-inspired quilt. What would you design with the Double Wheel – 9 Spokes block? Post a quilt or two in the comments below. It can be as simple or as complex as you’d like (it just has to use

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Crossing Branches

Posted 10-10-2018 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! Each month we highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want YOU to show us what you can do with the block! Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Crossing Branches Where to find it: 04 Classic Applique > Crossing Designs A few design ideas to get you started I was inspired by the greens and teals in the original block–they feel so calming to me. I used those colors as my jumping off point and paired the applique block with a star block from the 01 Classic Pieced > Stars section. For this tablerunner design I added a flower motif to the center of the Crossing Branches block. I love a good pop of color in a black and white quilt! What would you design with the Crossing Branches block? Post a quilt or two

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Metalwork

Posted 09-10-2018 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

Welcome to the next post in the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! Each month we’ll highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want YOU to show us what you can do with the block! Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Metalwork Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Royal Crowns A few design ideas to get you started For my first quilt, I used a simple 4 x4 horizontal layout. I jazzed it up a bit by adding 3″ sashing and a block from the 10 Sashing > Star Sashing library. For this next quilt, I used the Stars – 19 layout from Layouts by Style > Stars. If you haven’t played with the layouts in this library yet, you’re missing out! What would you design with the Metalwork block? Post a quilt or two in the comments below. It can be

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Pyramid Kite

Posted 08-13-2018 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

Welcome to the next post in the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! Each month we’ll highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want YOU to show us what you can do with the block! Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Pyramid Kite Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Balloons & Kites A few design ideas to get you started For my first quilt, I created two different blocks from the Pyramid Kite block using Create Serendipity > Shrink & Flip. Here’s what the two Shrink & Flip blocks look like. I could have set each Pyramid Kite block in the quilt and rotated them each individually to achieve the same look, but creating these two blocks in Serendipity first made it much faster when I set them in the quilt! It may be a little harder to spot the individual block

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Arrowheads

Posted 07-11-2018 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

Welcome to the next post in the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! Each month we’ll highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want YOU to show us what you can do with the block! Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Arrowheads Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Maltese Cross A few design ideas to get you started Here is a simple 3 x 3 on-point layout. I’ve paired the Arrowheads block with another block from the Maltese Cross section called Kaleidoscope Variation. I like the little secondary design in the corners! And here I’ve used it as the focal point of a custom set layout. (I like this one so much, I might actually make it!) What would you design with the Arrowheads block? Post a quilt or two in the comments below. It can be as simple or as complex