Just had to Share
I really wanted to share just how cool my EQ6 program is! As I have said in a previous post, my next block in the sampler I am doing is the churn dash block. I remembered that a very cool feature of this quilt design program (EQ6) is that I can scan in my own fabrics and use them in my quilting designs. So I did just that, I have four fabrics, and I scanned them in to a .jpeg file. The fourth fabric was a very light blue with white polka dots, for some reason my scanner wasn’t picking up the colors but that’s ok because I found a pretty good substitute in EQ6’s fabric library. So I started by finding the Churn Dash block (it’s in the Nine Patch blocks section of the block library). I put the block on my quilt, made sure the measurements were the same as the quilt block I am making and just started putting in my fabrics. ALL of these blocks are made with the same four fabrics (some only use 3). I was able to test out different variations of this block before even cutting up the fabric! Plus, I have found a good choice for sashing, I think. I love how this quilt looks, can you believe it is ALL the same block, just with different variations of the same fabrics!?? Then, when I wanted to be able to share the picture I just exported it as a .jpeg. It worked beautifully! I may have a churn dash quilt in my future!! It has my two favorite patches in it, the half square triangle and the two strip piece, with a solid middle! I can’t wait to show this off to my mother in law tomorrow. Hubby wasn’t very impressed but I think MIL will be. I am sure no one will read this until after Thanksgiving but that’s OK. Until next time.