I love it … and so does the cat apparently.
The block above is called Old german Design in the Electric Quilt Block Library. Like my early drawings in EQ it needed a little bit of tidying up. The colours were not to my taste either, so I selected fabrics of my choice from the fabric library.
I thought it might make an interesting toy to play with, starting with rotating it 45 degrees, then I started leaving out bits, multiplying bits, looking for ways to make borders … doing what I love doing, exploring the possibilities. After finding about forty block designs it was time to start playing with quilt designs, so I pulled out a few assorted quilt layouts from my library, and then remembered that I might need some quilting designs to go with the blocks, and so every block was copied to a new block, and coloured with thread only.
Time to wake up the cat and lock it out of my play pen.
I added four extra bits of colour, then lots of quilting.
A challenge for those who have Electric Quilt … find a block, make some modifications and design a quilt with it. Along the way you will learn lots about the drawing tools and libraries in EQ, and a lot about how to use colour, contrast and texture in a quilt.
I used to do this with pencil and paper, photocopying, tracing etc, sometimes starting with a block from a magazine, book or pattern, sometimes starting with a block I had drawn up myself. Those efforts didn’t look pretty, and certainly didn’t impress anybody except me unless I made it real … now I can do half a dozen designs in this project file over morning coffee.
PS … EQ doesn’t pay me to praise their product, I praise it because I love the program, and after starting with EQ5 and now using EQ7, I am still finding new ways to use the program. My EQ skills are still improving after all these years!