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Friday, May 14, 2010

EQ Play

Tonight is the first time I've gotten to play with EQ since I installed it a few weeks ago. It is a bit of a learning curve, but I am having fun. I can see how you could really get carried away with this! 

The project I decided to work on is my Thangles Buck-a-Block from 2008. I've had all the blocks made for a while, but didn't buy the shop finishing kit because it didn't really do all that much for me. I got all the blocks drawn out pretty quickly, then started working on arranging them. 

Here's the first try (might want to put on your sunglasses for this orange!)
If I knew how to end the quilt after the last two blocks, it would be a lot better. 

Time to switch the layout and play with the borders. Added another color...looks kinda Christmas-y. I think I like this layout better. 

One more round...and this time I found more fabric colors! It is amazing what you find when you poke around. Now the colors are a little closer to the actual color of the blocks. They are really more like teal and cream. This is probably a little too orangey still, but they are closer. 

I think I like this in two colors even better! I will have to dig through my stash to see if I can find any yardage of the same color or close enough to have this effect.  Not sure I am done yet...I still want to play with the borders a little and see if there is anything snazzy I can do in them.  

This is making me think I might want EQ7....


Cheryl Willis said...

looking good. I would be afraid all I would do is create designs and never get back to sewing them up. I also tend to look for short cuts in the assembly. have fun cw

jillquilts said...

Isn't it fun to play with the layouts? I designed another quilt last week to use for an I Spy. It's pretty cute, I think. :)

Can't wait to see what you choose to use!

Stephanie said...

I like your final layout. Which one did you choose?