Woo-Hoo! The postman brought my copy of Electric Quilt 7 yesterday. I got it installed and watched all the videos last night; this morning I went through the first 4 lessons.
I know I need to work through some more lessons, but I wanted to "play" on my own, so I started my own "first" project.
Remember these fabrics:
They are from the Moda "Summerbreeze II" Collection.....and I've been looking for the right pattern for them for a few months now. They are going to be a king-size quilt for US! I thought I wanted something like a "Garden Maze" but I haven't really found anything that I liked going through my patterns, magazines, and books.
So today, I decided to try to create my own pattern in EQ:
I found some fabrics that matched relatively closely in the fabric libraries, and just messed around with a two-block, linking design. I know I can scan my own fabrics and actually use them, but I wasn't quite ready for that. I don't know if this will be the final pattern I use, but I was just really pleased that I got this far in one morning.
I've been downstairs with the "Monster in the Basement" (the Gammill, not Guy) having a most frustrating time doing some free-motion work on a client's quilt....the thread is NOT cooperating today; keeps jumping out of the tension guides and even Guy said, "let's give up, go watch some basketball, and try this again tomorrow." I'm going to have to rip out a good chunk of what I sewed.....I'm not a happy camper with that machine today.
But....I EQ'd, and I did it all by myself.......giggle......this is going to be fun....!
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Have a great week,