I’ve recently done the Electric Quilt version 8 update to my software. I’ve been using EQ since version 5 and I’ve got to highly recommend this if you are into designing your own quilts. This is one I’m currently working on and have made lots of progress>
If I were to have a favorite part, it would be the ease of scanning my own fabrics into my designs and seeing them before I start making my blocks.
The blocks I’m using are 12″ square, this will make for quicker piecing so I can get it onto my longarm quicker, finish it and get it done!
I will post a tutorial on how I like to do paperpeicing , so stay tuned!
Here’s what I have been up to on my Star Quilt!The quilting is going well, there are some areas that I haven’t quite figured out yet, but I’m off to the start and that feels good!The area under the text section is next, and I am not sure what I’m going to do there, it’s so busy that fine details will not show up as much, but I’m thinking some sort of spin on feathers could work. I’ll post photos when I get thru a run. Also, if you go on Instagram I sometimes post my in progress photos.
SSince the weather is getting nicer here in Marblehead I began my day with a chilly but sunny bike ride along the seashore. This always gives me a chance to meditate and ideas can flow, so hopefully I will be able to do this lovely ritual daily as weather permits.
I’m looking forward to completing a few quilts that are pieced yet not quilted but since I go between piecing new tops and quilting the finished I’m a bit slow pokey!
Well, I hope you all out there are getting what ever projects your working on done too!
Happy Spring to everyone in this part of the country and to all hope your enjoying your day!