One block can offer a variety of different looks, all depending on the layout it’s placed in. That’s the topic of the newest Creative Spark article in the July/August issue of Quiltmaker. Using the block from Deborah Johnson’s Fresh Fleurs quilt (p. 22), I created some fun design variations in EQ7: Hard to believe that the four quilts above all use the same, simple block! To get the details on how to make these layouts, check out the companion EQ7 lesson for the article on Quiltmaker’s site: One Block, Lots of Layouts!
The new issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited is out! You can find my article on page 90! It talks about how to make house blocks more modern. There are lots of ideas, tricks and tips includes as well as a lesson which also includes and EQ7 file to download with the following quilts included! I hope you like it!
Hello and welcome to my stop on the 100 Blocks Blog Tour! For those of you who are visiting for the first time, here’s a little introduction– My name’s Jenny Novinsky and I’ve worked here at Electric Quilt for more than 10 years. I started as a graphic design intern during my junior year of college, and they just haven’t been able to get rid of me! I did a little bit of sewing here and there as I was growing up (mostly 4-H projects), but I didn’t become a quilter until I worked here at EQ. I could design a beautiful quilt in EQ long before I could actually sew them. But you can only be surrounded by quilty things for so long before you want to make them yourself, so now my sewing skills have caught up with my EQ skills! Here’s my Vol. 11 block, #1026 Scout’s
The new issue of Quiltmaker is now available and you can find EQ’s Creative Spark on page 35! The Serendipity feature on the Block Worktable has lots of options for creating new blocks quickly. The Merge Blocks tool allows you to combine two blocks into one new design. Check out the companion EQ7 lesson for the article on Quiltmaker’s site: Merging Blocks to Create New Designs in EQ7
Carol Steely of FunThreads Designs was recently featured in McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine. Carol says, “Several times a year I like to shrink my scrap bins by creating quilts that will be donated to charity. Specifically our guild’s Bright Hopes and the online Hands2Help charities. When I dig into my scrap bins I always seem to end up creating rainbow or heart themed quilts. Rainbow colors make such happy quilts and hearts are just a wonderful image. For this quilt I was playing with the EQ7 wreath maker tool. I’ve posted a wreath maker tutorial on my blog. photo by McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine My original idea was to make each heart ring a color wheel. But, I had so much fun auditioning color choices that I ended up going in a totally different direction. I decided to make each block in a different color way instead. Then I tried
The Canadian Quilter has recently done four part series of lessons that started in the Summer 2014 issue. In the lessons you are making a mystery quilt, while learning, of course. Part 1 (Summer 2014) The first installment talks about fabrics – including importing your own fabrics, downloading them from manufacturers websites (Northcott has a button right on their site!) and installing our free fabric downloads, amongst other things. Part 2 (Autumn 2014) covers lots of topics including saving, opening and renaming projects and quilts. The Author, Lauren MacDonald, talks about icons and the different worktables. She also covers saving personal fabric libraries, and more! Part 3 (Winter 2014 – starting on page 54) introduces steps on how to make a layout design with a border in preparation for the creative block drawn in Part 4. Now, the Spring 2015 issue is out and it includes Part