Juliet of craftandnappies.blogspot.com is making a really cool bird quilt, with EQ7, of course. She’s busy playing with different variations. So easy to try all these layouts and many more with EQ7
Then check out the Quilt Gallery on DoYouEQ.com! We’re always amazed by what our talented users can do with the software. And in the Quilt Gallery you can see the actual sewn version of the virtual design. It was difficult to choose just a few to feature in this post! Nebula by Sue Duffy Circling Geese in a Summer Wind by Libby Phillips Star within a Star by Diane McGregor Monkey Quilt by Evelyn Townsend Truck #1 by Claire Kerr Take a look around the gallery and get those creative juices flowing! If you’ve designed and sewn a quilt using EQ7, submit your photos using the form on the right side of the Quilt Gallery page– remember, we want to see both the virtual EQ design and the finished quilt!
Check out our Facebook album of wonderful projects! Here is how the contest works: Look at all the photos in the Facebook album. (“Like” Electric Quilt on Facebook too, if you haven’t already!) “Like” your favorite entry. The entry with the most “likes” wins an $100 EQ gift certificate. Sorry, we are no longer accepting entries. For more contest details, you can read this. Thanks to everyone that entered! Good luck!
Laura Conowitch wanted a project to do with her 6 year old granddaughter, Alyssa. Laura says, “So we drew a project in Electric Quilt, and printed out templates. Alyssa used Crayola crayons to color her fabric butterfly and flower. Then she cut out and fused the parts to a simple background that we had sewed together (Grandma applied fusible web to the fabric before Alyssa cut into the fabric) .” Read more about this great project on Laura’s website. So cute!
One of the big new features in EQ7 is the Image worktable. Once of the features of the Image Worktable is that is has 45 different image effects, including artistic, noise, blur and many more. There are also filters that allow you to sharpen, unsharpen, or detect the edges of your image. In browsing the July ClubEQ Challenge (this challenge was titled, “Birds!“) we found this quilt entry by Dianne Gronfors of Bracebridge, ON Canada. So cool! Dianne explains how she used the new features of the Image Worktable to create this quilt: “I picked an image of a parrot and then used Image>Apply Effects>Distort>Zoom Wave to come up with this modified image. I’ve set it as a one-block wall hanging that is reminiscent to me of modern art.” We love this beautifully creative thinking for both the Birds challenge and using the Image Worktable to design a stunning quilt. Thanks for sharing with
EQ author Gloria Hansen of the popular book Digital Essentials, is a member of an art group called 8 That Create. She created this piece called “Yesterday’s Vogue” for an upcoming exhibit in which all works must have a fashion theme. The size requirement was 12″ square. To that Gloria said, “Great. That means I can use EQ Printables, my favorite for inkjet printing on cotton.” We say “great!” too. This is such an awesome quilt and we hope it inspires other projects. Watch for more about this quilt in the coming months when Gloria will guest post on the NEW EQ Blog.
One of our favorite blogs to follow is that of AnneMarie, Columbus, Ohio, gen X quilters. Her modern style is fun and joyful. She’s a newer EQ7 user but WOW is she ever a fast learner! We met AnneMarie not too long ago and actually, Penny and Jenny just finished shooting episodes with her on Quilting Arts TV (available in 2013). Just the other day, AnneMarie posted this adorable block she made in EQ7: AnneMarie writes us and says,”Yesterday I posted the first paper piecing block I designed with EQ7. It’s a water pitcher block. I’m so thrilled with the results!! This has unleashed a whole new world of possibilities for me. I didn’t know how easy it was to design my own paper pieced designs using the software until now. Thought you might like to see…” Start following gen X quilters. You won’t regret it.