Tuesday, September 1, 2015

EQ7 Seasons Row a Long, filler rows

EQ Seasons RAL Button
It’s time to kick off the ROW A LONG with EQ7.
At first I was going to do a REAL row, but time got the better of me and I had to step back and instead just do filler rows, where I didn’t have to sew anything.
Thanks to Marian for organizing this!
Designing filler rows is till fun and simple and quick!
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First the width has to be 60” wide, the height will vary and grow as you add more rows and fillers :)
So start with a Horizontal Strip quilt.
On every other row (for the fillers) select the strip style to be pieced blocks and make them small.
So maybe 3” wide x 60” that would then equal 20 blocks.
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My 3rd row is the same,
the 5th row is 4” so that’s 15 blocks
and the 7th row is 2” with 20 blocks (so those are 2 x 3”)
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Now go into the block library and choose some simple blocks, that can easily be divided by 3 or 4.
I chose Shoo fly
Diamond in a square
flying geese (3 in a row)
variable star
Hour glass
and snowball
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on row #1 I alternated the shoo fly and snowball block, by holding down ALT and selecting the shoo fly block and clicking the first block, then the same with the snowball block and the second block.
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Then row #3 I chose the hour glass and filled the whole row and just rotated every other block, again by selecting the rotate tool and holding down ALT and clicking one block.
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Row #5 I used the variable star and diamond in a square blocks
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Row #7 I used the flying geese and had every other one flipped too.
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As you can see, I chose a very pastel muted color palette, as I was thinking SPRING colors.
(I reduced the main rows to 1/2” just to see the filler rows close together, but of course you would have BIG blocks/rows in between)
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Here’s what it might look like in summer colors
I used Flower fields by Island Batik
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and a fall version also using fabrics from Island Batik
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and maybe a Christmas version
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and a winter version
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Hope this inspired you!
I LOVE playing with EQ7 and if you ever want to design your own quilts or change a quilt layout you’ve seen and either want to change the size, the blocks, the colors etc. EQ is SEW easy to use.
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If you would like this tutorial in PDF format click here
Here's a PDF of the blocks, without fabric yardage- just cutting or FPP templates from EQ
Have a look at the other participants
Tuesday, Sept. 1
Tuesday, Sept. 8
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Tuesday, Sept. 29
Tuesday, Oct. 6 - SHOW and TELL DAY!!
Stop back and see completed quilts using all the rows from the hop.
This Row Along is being hosted at Seams To Be Sew by Marian Pena
There’s also LOTS of giveaways.
Here’s one from Northcott
 a Rafflecopter giveaway
and one from Fat Quarter Shop
a Rafflecopter giveaway

and one from Inklingo
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
If you have EQ or want to get it, I have been doing EQ Tutorials here on my blog every other Tuesday.
You can see more tutorials at the tab above.
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109 comments:

Vanda Chittenden said...

Hi Bea,

Do you have the pattern in pdf format to print.
I currently don't have eq7.

Thanks Vanda

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for the great tutorial on filler rows - very adaptable.

Martina said...

I love the rows you designed

Martina said...

ï would love to try inklingo, thank you very much.

Bonnie58 said...

Thanks Bea. Love your blog and your EQ7 tut's. they have helped me out immensely in the past.

Betsy said...

Everyone s blocks are amazing

Marti M said...

Thanks for all the information on EQ.

Kristen King said...

You make it look so easy. For some reason I struggle with the program, but I'm going to take a class and hopefully figure it out. I hope it becomes as easy for me as it seems to be for you! :) Great filler rows!

Marian said...

Great tutorial Bea, I'm sew happy you were their for me to help along the way. I couldn't have done this without your generous support, kindness, and help.

Many Hugs!!!

Nancy Lewis said...

I love the Fat Quarter Shop!!

Nancy Lewis said...

Great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Dana Gaffney said...

This is wonderful, I love your rows and can't wait to make them. Thank you.

Heide said...

Thanks for the Tutorial, The EQ7 looks easy and fun to use. Hugs, Heide

Jayne said...

Love EQ7, but still learning! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. Very fun row too!

Beth Strand said...

Great row and great tutorial! Beth @ Words & Stitches

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for the EQ instructions!

Patty D from NC said...

What a fun hop!

LeAnne said...

I can tell already this is going to be a great blog hop. Thanks for the tutes and the giveaways.

Barb said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Bea. I'm learning a lot with this RAL.

Eileen said...

I like the filler rows, nice to see them in different fabrics too.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan said...

I don't have EQ yet, but hope to someday. Nice filler rows. Thanks for the PDF of the blocks. senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

Susan said...

I have visited Inkligo and have downloaded their samples, but still haven't had a chance to try it out. I like what people are doing with it. senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

Playful Piecing said...

Love your ideas!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Every row quilt needs fillers, and these are great! Thanks!!

Janie said...

Love your row. I really like the fall version. Thank you for the tutorial, and the giveaways.

Charlotte Fare said...

I tried to leave a comment on the drop down, but it would not let me. I wanted to thank you for the wonderful filler blocks. They are great!

Rachel Bates said...

Thank you for the tutorial. Also, is there a pj7 file or just the pdf?

Sally said...

great rows! Glad you're participating!

Sally said...

I'm tempted to do a row quilt with just your filler rows changing from season to season!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Great post Bea, neat filler rows!

Lee Ann L. said...

Blog hop is awesome. Thank you for the chances to win!

Lorna McMahon said...

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful filler rows and the tutorial, Bea! You are a wonderful source of EQ inspiration!

Sallie said...

Thanks for the tutorial!

Jean said...

Your filler rows are great. Thank you for the opportunity!

Margaret said...

Thanks for the great tutorial.

Carol said...

Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing those great rows!

Sabrina van Ginkel said...

Thanks for doing the row along.

Nancy said...

Wonderful tutorial, as always. I learned MORE about the ALT key from your directions. Thanks.

Quilting Tangent said...

Like seeing the different coloways. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Kwilt Krazy said...

Hey Bea! Thanks for the tut, and the colorful rows.

Kwilt Krazy said...

I need to check this inkligo out. Thanks for the opportunity.

Patricia said...

loved your tutorial on filler rows and would like to be entere in teh fat quarter shop givaway

Claire Sutherland said...

Thanks for the tutorial, very helpful x

Kathy said...

Awesome filler rows! Thank you for sharing.

minibea12 said...

Love your filler rows!
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Allison CB said...

Hi Bea!! Great fillers!!!

Christine Orlando said...

Loving all the great rows

Sewgirl said...

You break the process down into a manageable/understandable format. Thanks so much for sharing,and the chance at the giveaways!

Robin said...

Thanks for the rows. They are very catchy.

Lisa Marie said...

Great rows that could be used in row quilts from the hop or in lots of others. Thanks for sharing!

Bonny from Cat Den Mountain said...

I'm not sure which variation I like best. Thank you so much.

OhioLori said...

Thank you so much for all the info, and Tutorial & PDF! Very generous to share with all of us! :)

Vicki H said...

Your filler rows are great. Thanks.

AlidaP said...

Fun blocks, thanks for sharing them!!

desertskyquilts said...

I love that I can leave comments on your blog, unlike so many. Thank you for the filler rows. They would make great row quilts by themselves. Thanks for the .pdf, too.

teachpany said...

Filler rows are fun! I haven't done a row quilt yet, but plan one soon. Thanks for the info.

Karen said...

Love your winter version! Who doesn't love a good filler row!?

tac73 said...

Like the row blocks.

Karen said...

Great tutorial on filler rows. I also like the chance to win a card to try Inklingo.

Shirley in Canada said...

love the step by step - won't be so afraid to try to design my own!! Thank you!

Judy M said...

Keeping the tutorial for when I get EQ! In the meantime, I can make do. Thanks for the inspiration in filler rows - they count too!

QuiltShopGal said...

Inspirational tutorial. I really need to try to stitch something small, with this detail out. Would you do this via traditional piecing or paper piecing? Certainly would make spectacular filler rows between the Seasonal block rows.

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

fairchild said...

I forgot to ask for the EQ file. Hope I can still get it.

Kim Watson said...

Thank you for the row designs.

Kim Watson said...

I have never used inklingo. It seems like a useful product.

Lline said...

The filler rows are a good way to 'see' the seasons. Thanks.

Sarah said...

Beautiful designs! sarah@forrussia.org

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Great filler rows that I'm sure I'll be using on the quilt for the reveal on 10/6. Thanks for sharing and creating!

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

Filler rows are a necessity, so thank you for adding such nice ones!

Edna said...

nice webpage. I will be visiting again. and again

schmitt100 said...

It is so much fun to see how combining simple blocks can make a great row/quilt!

Amy said...

Love your filler rows, and the different color inspirations that shared,

Joy said...

EQ 7 would be such a useful tool in creating my next quilt top. I have 10 fifteen inch blocks that I want to make into a film strip.

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

A fat quarter gift card would be AMAZING! Thank you for all the hard work that went into this post!

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Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

This EQ7 is a very cool tool. Being a math person, it reminds me a lot of tessellation tools I use when teaching.

debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

So interesting to see how different the rows look when you change the colors to suit the seasons. Thanks for the various examples.

Beth said...

Thanks for the chance to enter. Your ideas are adaptable even to those of us without EQ7, which is nice.

Dody said...

Great ideas ? Thanks for the post.

Dody said...

Amazingly awesome!

Dolores said...

Thank you for these fillers. They come in handy in so many ways.

Jackie Williams said...

Nice work on your rows.

Jen Barnard said...

I really like the zig zag that appears in row 3.
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Beesnbugs said...

Very helpful. Thanks~

lindawwww said...

Great filler rows! I'm fairly new to EQ7 and the wonderful rows on this hop are so inspiring.

lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

lindawwww said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Great Row-A-Long.

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Deborah said...

I enjoyed this tutorial and your designs, You are so Creative!

Julia Smith said...

Thanks for the pdf tutorial. I am enjoying this

Julia Smith said...

Thanks for the pdf tutorial. I am enjoying this

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Emily said...

Filler rows are such a great idea! I've seen row quilts before, especially with the popularity of the Row by Row Experience, but I have never really known what to do with rows. Fillers help.

Kathy E. said...

The more I read about EQ7, the more I want it! There seems to be no end to what it can do and the lengths it can take one's creativity!

Kathy E. said...

I'd love to learn more about Inklingo...sounds very interesting!

Kelley Poulos said...

I think I need an EQ boot camp.

Connie Cain said...

Would love to play around on an EQ. :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

Lauriejo said...

Really makes me wish I had EQ (any version).

CathyQuilts said...

May I have your eq file for this row?

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Thanks for a good lesson on filler rows. This blog on rows has been unique. Got some real great ideas. kthurn@bektel.com

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I don't have EQ but I sure might have to look into getting it. It looks like fun. And I'm sure makes pattern writing a whole lot easier than graph paper. kthurn@bektel.com

Sheila Ivany said...

I would like to own a EQ7, your tutorial was enjoyable.

Bunny Hand said...

Very clear tutorial. I'm dong this blog hop to further my EQ7 education!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Firstly, rafflecipter is under my Facebook login. But anyway, I wanted to say that I like the winter colours the best. Not sure why, I feel like I don't want to let go of summer.

WandaM said...

Love your tutorial on filler rows! Thanks!

Stitchin At Home said...

Thanks for the filler rows.

Stitchin At Home said...

I have never used inklingo.

Donna W said...

Thanks for the great tutorial.

Donna W said...

I have never used Inklingo.

Pat V. said...

These filler rows could be a great quilt on their own!

apple blossom said...

thanks for the filler row tutorial.

Jodie Tawn said...

Amazing how changing the colours changes the feel of the whole design to show the seasons!