Perfect project for the weekend! Our featured EQ Artist, Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. designed a project for all of our EQ7 users! Read her tips and inspiration below and download! Don’t forget to tell us what you think! “Hello everyone! Hope you enjoy our simple little charm pack project, Pinwheel Pops. I took one of my favorite mini charm patterns, Tootsie Pops, and thought it would look great a little bit bigger made with my favorite charm packs instead of mini charms. All you will need to make this quilt is (2) 5″ charm packs, some cream background yardage and border fabric for this 62 1/2″ square quilt. I recommend cutting the charm packs in half, piecing the triangles with matching cream triangles and then trimming the resulting square down to 4″ even. That way you will end up with 10 1/2″ pinwheels when finished. Hope you
We are so happy to announce our new group of talented EQ Artists! Stacked with skills, our Artists include teachers, authors, designers and business owners like Joanna Figueroa! Read up on each one and check out their links to blogs, projects and social media sites. Keep up with us as we delve into each one of our Artists’ ventures and stay tuned for some free projects along the way!
Check out the Spring 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited. I’ve written an article about making modern floral quilts in EQ7. It talks about photo editing, drawing applique blocks and foundation blocks, photo patchwork quilts, using photos in quilts and more! On the Modern Quilts Unlimited website they have a lesson that accompanies the article. You can also download EQ7 projects that include the blocks and quilts too! Check it out!
Finally, EQ7 for Mac is now available for instant download, or to be shipped to your front door! Plus, don’t forget to ask your favorite quilt shop! Get EQ7 for Mac now! Attention EQ6 owners! Upgrade to EQ7 for PC or Mac! Already have EQ7 (PC) but want to run EQ7 on your Mac? Download the EQ7 Migration Kit to run it on both platforms.
Electric Quilt user, Lauren MacDonald, was nice enough to send us this adorable Easter project to share. You can download it here. (it will only open with EQ7) Also, Marian Pena, of seamstobesew.com sent us this cute bunny block. You can download it here. (it will only open with EQ7) Marian says, “…it seems so short a time ago that I knew nothing about EQ and a year later, I can’t imagine being without it. I just love it so much.” You can also check out her website for a tutorial and a PDF version of the block. Thanks for the projects, ladies!
4 Blocks, Lots of EQ Skills! I’m so excited to announce a new sew along here on the EQ Blog! We’re going to make a fun-to-sew quilt together that will teach us lots of useful EQ7 skills. If you’re an EQ newbie, I hope this sew along jump starts your EQ journey. If you’re a long-time EQ user, you may still learn something new. Plus it’s just fun to sew along with the group! All of the blocks we’ll be working with are based on a nine patch grid. They’ll be fairly simple to sew, but we’re going to learn a lot about EQ7 along the way. Like the sew alongs we’ve done in the past, I’ll start by posting a lesson for the block. You’ll have two weeks to do the lesson and sew the block. Then I’ll post the “Link Up” page where we can all share pictures