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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: 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 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!

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

Flag-Inspired Projects

Posted 06-14-2018 by | Posted in: Downloads  

It’s Flag Day here in the United States! Celebrate the stars and stripes with one of our favorite flag projects! Please note: You must have EQ8, EQ7, or EQ Mini software to use these project downloads. Folksy Flag Click here to download the EQ project file for Folksy Flag. Modern Memorial Click here to download the EQ project file for Modern Memorial. Independence Day Click here to download the EQ project file for Independence Day. November Honor Click here to download the EQ project file November Honor. American Pride Click here to download the EQ project file American Pride. Independence Day Celebration Click here to download the EQ project file for Independence Day Celebration. Flashy Flag Click here to download the EQ project file for Flashy Flag.

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Chicago Star

Posted 06-11-2018 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

Welcome to the second post in our new series called EQ8 Block Spotlight! 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! Stretch those design muscles and get creative! This month’s block: Chicago Star Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Stars A few design ideas to get you started For this quilt, I created a new block by editing the Chicago Star block to the Block Worktable. I deleted a few lines and added a few new ones. This made it easy for the crosses to line up between the two alternating blocks: I grabbed a few blocks from the 03 Foundation Pieced > Flowerbed Foundations section and planted some flowers for this design: What would you design with the Chicago Star block? Post a quilt or

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Contrary Wife Variation

Posted 05-09-2018 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

We’re starting a new series here on the blog called EQ8 Block Spotlight! 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! Stretch those design muscles and get creative! There are over 6,000 blocks in the EQ8 Block Library, so this should keep us busy for quite a while! This month’s block: Contrary Wife Variation Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Diamond in a Square A few design ideas to get you started These two quilts use the same simple layout (Horizontal,  2 x 2), but the colorings create two very different quilts: Here I’ve paired it with a simple chain block for a classic design: What would you design with the Contrary Wife Variation block? Post a quilt or two in the comments below. It can