Monday, March 19, 2012

Plenty of Whimsy

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I finally took the leap and purchased EQ7 last week.  I'm calling it an investment in this hobby of mine.  I think I will also start calling fabric an investment as well... :)

I didn't have much time to play around with it until this weekend and WOW, I love it!  It's easy to learn and use and this is coming from a technology-challenged individual.


Remember this stack of Laurie Wisbrun's Modern Whimsy line?  I have known how I've wanted to work with it and I've even had the design in my head for awhile.  But sometimes designs have a hard time working their way out into the real world... you know how that goes.

So I made a mock-up and I even figured out how to import the actual fabric swatches; both the prints and the Kona solid.  It's pretty cool to get a good idea of how your finished quilt will actually look!




I'm a HUGE college basketball fan and if you are too then you know that it's March Madness... the best sports time of the year!   I was able to cut all the triangles and squares while I watched the games this past weekend.  And then Steve said that he was sick of watching basketball.  Shame on him!  So he changed the channel and I decided to go play with EQ7 some more...

There's no more basketball until Thursday so this quilt should come together fast.  I'm hoping to be able to share it later this week.


Happy Monday!


15 comments:

Heather D. said...

Very cute layout! I'm looking forward to seeing how it comes together.

We're not really basketball fans, but we have been watching a lot of it, go figure. I just root for whoever is the underdog!

Robin said...

That quilt looks so fun and happy! Love. I also am a big fan of EQ. I don't use it often-- but it sure comes in handy to help visualize design ideas and color concepts. It really is fun to play with, too! :)

quilt happy said...

maybe you can get a tax writeoff from it

Dirt Road Quilter said...

I'm straddling the EQ7 fence and so very close to caving. Your post may have been the deciding factor. I keep waiting for a sale, but I may just have to take the plunge. Its in a shopping cart and my finger just needs to click once... Your quilt is super cute!

Nanette Merrill said...

This is so so incredibly cute. I love it. What a great quilt/great idea. My program for making quilt lay outs was from another company and the program died with my computer. Maybe I should buy this? What do you think.

suemac said...

I have a Mac so I have Quilt Pro for the Mac. It is not very intuitive. I am gradually figuring it out and it has sure come in handy when I have to come up with 12.5 inch unfinished blocks for the Block Swap.

Katy Cameron said...

That looks like it'll be a great quilt! I've been thinking of getting EQ7, but I'm not 100% sold yet, since it's more improvvy things I want to design. Can it do improv, or just blocks?

Darlene Gerber said...

Nice job on your first EQ quilt! Let me know if you h ave any questions.

Darlene Gerber said...

Nice job on your first EQ quilt! Let me know if you h ave any questions.

Deborah said...

You have excellent investment sense! I like what you've created. Seems perfect for this fabric which I LOVE!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Very cool, Jennifer. So I have some questions...off to email you.

Carla said...

I love the pink scrappy quilt. Very cute!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

We are a Mac family, and the lack of EQ7 is the only thing I regret. Not enough to go back to PC though ;)

wannabequilter.com said...

Very cool!
I looked at EQ7 online, but I just don't know that I'd use it - not enough to justify it. You did a fantastic job with your design!

Carla said...

I am learning to use and I'm using it as much as I can.

Now if they just make our investment (hehe) tax deductable it would be grand!

Cute layout. Thanks for sharing. The EQ7 website has great tutorials to help you learn. I belong to Quilt bee for learning to use EQ7

Enjoy

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