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Let's Design Annette's Quilt

Posted by maqdora59 on Sunday, July 18th, 2010

I have been working with EQ6 for several years now and am still amazed sometimes at how easy it makes my life. If you haven't tried this program, let me tell you, not only can you start with tons of pre-drawn blocks from their library, but you can also draw your own (which is what I usually do). But that's not all. Once you have the block, you get to color it in, using a color pallette, or with actual fabric swatches from their library, or you can import swatches of any fabric you want. So cool!

And, that's still not all. Then you begin composing the layout for your quilt: choosing the size of your block, # of blocks per row, # and size of borders and more. Then you add your newly designed block or blocks, and play, rotating, flipping, etc with the click of a button. Designs will emerge giving you multiple options; some you will love, others taht won't work, but hey that's half the fun of designing! Need to change a color? No problem-click a new fabric and it's done-Great fun!

With Annette's quilt, as I mentioned before, I had a quilt designed already that was intended for a small christmas table topper. First, I imported the fabrics that I planned on using in this quilt. Boy it's great to be able to work with the actual fabrics on the screen!

This is the preliminary quilt. I am pretty happy with it, but I need to find a way to enlarge it to a throw size. In addition, it's square, so I need to find a way to make it rectangular as well. My fabulous focus fabric is actually used only a small bit in the interior of the quilt, so I decided to try it in the border where it will get to play a larger part in the quilt. What do you think?

So far the quilt is a bit too small, but a great start:

Annette's Quilt-EQ6Prelim (300x300)Stay tuned to see what comes next!


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