Anne Maundrell, of Anne’s Creative Threads recently blogged about the process of her Tumbling Birds quilt, which was designed in EQ7. You can read about her process, and the finished quilt. Such fantastic work! I’m glad EQ had a roll in the process
Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby says, “I love EQ–use it almost every day!…I would be completely lost designing quilts without using EQ!” She certainly is doing a great job! Here are some of Corey’s EQ7 quilts. There are tutorials available for all of them too! Corey also had a block featured in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, and she even made the cover! Of course the block was designed in EQ7! Then she made different quilt variations in EQ7 with her block. It’s so fun (and helpful) to see so many options. Corey has also had quilts published in Easy Quilts, Stitch Craft Create, Quilt, Stitch, McCall’s Quilting, American Patchwork and Quilting, Pillow Pop, Sew to Swap and Fat Quarterly. She also has a lot of great work on her site, including a new quilt block and free pattern that were just posted today. She also
Bea Lee is hosting a Blog Hop! I drew some blocks to be included in the hop. Download here. The theme is Appliqued Animals and she also has three sub-themes which are, Summer Animals, Critters and Bugs, and Summer garden “stuff”. Lots of other EQ users are also participating in the hop. Seamstobesew Freemotionbytheriver Sewincrediblycrazy Kissedquilts Funthreads Patchworkbreeze Janesquilting SewCalGal Beaquilter Be sure to check out their blogs and collect the free blocks! You could also win some EQ software! (See the above blogs for details.) Another aspect of the blog hop is trying to learn tips and techniques from other users. So, here is how I drew my blocks. First the shiba inu (Aevi) block…I searched the internet for a picture of a shiba inu. I decided on this one. Open EQ7. Click Block > New Block > PatchDraw Motif. Click the Tracing Image tab at
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.