Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Just a little EQ fun again

I actually finished the "stitch star" quilt but can't show you :-(
I didn't realize that digital emailed pictures are not accepted, they want 8 x 10 pictures mailed it, so I had to order those really quick at costco.com and my husband will pick them up!

I will show you these fun layouts from EQ.
Electric Quilt has montly challenges here
they write a "theme" and maybe a few hints on how to do it and show a few samples and anyone with EQ6 or 7 can participate.
This month it's the block MERGE tool, which I think is new in EQ7
Once you send in your EQ file, at the end of the month you get a copy of everyone elses files. I think it's great and inspiring and you can go in a really pick it apart and see how they did the blocks or layouts etc.

Now it was hard for me to just limit it to 2 layouts!
here's my ideas

this was an attic window merged with a maltese cross / kaleidoscope block

I like this layout better, I flipped every other row to point down and removed the sashing and altered the colors slightly.

a four patch merged with.. hmm, can't remember the name now, and a nine patch merged with diamond in a square block. You know I love BLUES!!

A drunk in a window! ha ha
drunkard's path merged with attic window, for some reason I thought of christmas colors when I was about to color it

stars and stripes!
8 pointed star merged with diamond in a square block and a diamond in a square merged with a pinwheel variation block
then I mirror imaged the pinwheel blocks on every other row and saw this ribbon effect and colored it in, then decided on red white and blue colors.

this is the same block as #2 the four patch inside another block but it's a baby block setting on EQ, isn't that fun?

and the maltese cross and attic window block in the same setting, also a cool look!

nine patch in a diamond in a square block also in the baby block setting.

and going back to the drunk in the window and plain drunkard's patch block, it looks like hearts!

I removed the blocks at the top and bottom rows and just colored them red

Did you see my post about a pin cushion swap here

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- DONE!
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 wonky  house block swap- ready to quilt
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- top and binding done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- Done!
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED!
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- DONE!
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - main quilt top done without border
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- top and binding made
#34 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#35(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#36 (all year) Round Robin swap -June done
#37(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-missing label
#38 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - top done and binding made
#39 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- Baby quilt DONE!
#40 wonky block swap -June wonky stars done and ready to ship out
#41(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#42 (may) blue and white lil' twister- top and binding done
#43 (june) berry quilt- designed in EQ and fabrics ordered to make a pattern for sale on craftsy


Sharon B said...

I like the second merged Maltese cross/kaleidoscope block too. AND the red white and blue too. You are so creative!

Melissa said...

I love the blocks, the drunk in a window is great :)

Cheryl Willis said...

love the stars and stripes! will have to add to my TO DO list.
I love how quilts are evolving again,, taking great blocks and mixing and matching into new layouts. great job- cw

Carrie P. said...

those are some cool designs.
Wow! you have got a lot done.
Love those blocks in your header.

Connie said...

You are having so much fun Bea! I've got to get my books out and work more in EQ7!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

I wanna learn! I have done a few things. I'll post them sometime soon. I am still taking a bit of a break but should get back to blogging sometime soon as I miss it.