Let’s have a party with this colorful Fiesta Quilt made with just one simple block from the block library of EQ Mini Software. You can easily design a simple quilt with big impact using your new design skills. This quilt is fat quarter friendly and I designed it with that in mind to use a fun stack of Joel Dewberry fat quarters that I had picked up at Quiltcon earlier this year. I kept the blocks large to highlight the prints and was able to get two blocks from each fat quarter. It uses a horizontal quilt layout, large scale blocks and fun colors in this delightful Fiesta quilt. Fiesta Quilt Skillset: Beginner Size: 48″ x 72″ Skill Builders: Working with horizontal layout Working with Size and Scale On to the design! Open EQ Mini. If it asks you to take a quick tour, click Close. Read the tip of the
Summer is in full swing and this month’s design is a large roomy tote. It is a fun and quick design that features a great way to highlight a quilt block from the EQ Mini software. I chose a beautiful applique design called Baltimore block to highlight on this tote. I was keeping in mind how I was going to assemble this tote as I designed it. The more you design, the easier it is to plan ahead for construction when designing your quilts to get the end result that you want. Based upon a horizontal quilt layout, we play with row size, scale and colors to create this Summer Flora Tote. Summer Flora Quilted Tote Skillset: Beginner Size: 19″ x 40″ Skill Builders: Working with horizontal strip layout Editing a strip quilt Working with Borders Working with applique blocks Adding blocks Working with Size and Scale On to the design!
This month we are designing this patriotic placemat! The Americana Placemat is just a small quilt and you can make as many as you want for your holiday celebrations. The dramatic star is just the traditional Ohio Star block pattern and we added some strips to finish the design. Using EQ Mini, you don’t have to have intricate patterns or difficult designs to create an heirloom worthy quilt! Let’s start designing! Americana Placemat Skillset: Beginner Size: 14″ x 17″ Skill Builders: Working with Vertical layout Working with pieced block strip styles Adding blocks Lets Design! Open EQ Mini. If it asks you to take a quick tour, click Close. Read the tip of the day and click Close. Let’s start by naming the Project. The project name will appear at the very top of the EQ Mini Window. Right now the project says Untitled. On the top toolbar click the Save button. The Save As
This months design is a mini quilt called Dolce Doll Quilt. It is the perfect size for an 18″ doll or even a pretty mini wall hanging. This is a Vertical layout and we will do some creative design. I used 3 complimentary solids but it would be cute with some coordinating prints. Here is the little doll quilt on my mother’s homemade doll bed from her childhood. So cute! And I even made a little pillow and pillow case. Let’s start designing! Dolce Doll Quilt Skillset: Beginner Size: 18″ x 24″ Skill Builders: Working with Vertical layout Working with pieced block strip style (in a creative way!) Adding blocks Lets Design! Open EQ Mini. If it asks you to take a quick tour, click Close. Read the tip of the day and click Close. Let’s start by naming the Project. The project name will appear at the very top of
EQ Mini may be a smaller version of EQ7, but it still comes jam packed with all kinds of blocks, 300 to be exact. I thought you might like to see what blocks come with the program. There are so many, this block party will just share the first category of Classic Pieced Blocks. To follow along with me, Open up EQ Mini. Go to Libraries, Block Libraries. If you are considering buying EQ Mini, just come along for the ride as I share the block designs. When you go into the Block Libraries, you will see a long list of different categories of blocks. This block party will share just the blocks in the first category, 01 Classic Pieced. There are 11 subcategories under the 01 Classic Pieced blocks. The first one is Antique Mosaics which is displayed above. Each subcategory has 9 to 12 blocks. Lets see what creative
Let’s design a quilt! A modern Patriotic quilt with humble origins becomes a beautiful stunner using light and dark blue scraps with pops of red. This is our first quilt designed on point. Liberty Quilt Skillset: Beginner Size: 60″ x 75″ Skill Builders: Working with On Point layout Adding blocks Adding a fabric from the library Working with borders Lets Design! Open EQ Mini. If it asks you to take a quick tour, click Close. Read the tip of the day and click Close. Let’s start by naming the Project. The project name will appear at the very top of the EQ Mini Window. Right now the project says Untitled. On the top toolbar click the Save button. The Save As box will display. Save your project file in the default folder which is projects. Hint: You can then find it under Documents > My EQ Mini > Projects later. Now in the file
For this EQ Mini Friday Fun, we are going to take a deep dive into the first step of designing a quilt, choosing your layout style. The layout style is how your quilt blocks will be laid out in your design. This is the first decision you will make as you venture into the creative process. If you think that quilts are only made of blocks in horizontal grids, it is time to rethink your design process and open up to all of the available design possibilities. Let’s take a closer look at all of the layout styles included with EQ Mini. When you get to the main HOME page of EQ Mini software, you will see four colored tabs going across the page. The first tab is Start New Quilt. It is the first one with a Star and Blue color. This is the tab where you will choose