With the Coffee Quilt finished during the Labor Day Sew-In on Twitter (pictures on Friday!), I was good and cut up all my scraps from this and a few past projects, and put away the piles of fabric that had been accumulated. Of course, my clean slate only lasted about twelve hours, but I felt virtuous.
One of my Getting it Done goals was some fall pieces for my shop. When I pulled out my fall fabrics (I have a little!), I found a ton of scraps to cut up and a lot of strings. I knew I wanted to use them for wall hangings, instead of the applique I did last year.
I designed this log cabin wall hanging on EQ7, to be made from rich fall prints with sky blue “chimneys”. I also worked out the math for a very different one I want to do with string blocks.
Now excuse while I go dive into those gorgeous scraps!
Hope you’re playing with fabric today.
I’m linking up with WIP Wednesday on Freshly Pieced.
September 5, 2013 at 1:50 AM
I look forward to seeing how your log cabins work out. I see quite few people using EQ7 – does it take much learning or did you find it pretty easy to navigate?
September 5, 2013 at 1:51 AM
sorry that was meant to read “quite a few”
September 5, 2013 at 12:44 PM
I really like the EQ products. I’ve used them since the original one, so was able to jump into this and do basics easily. On the other hand, this has a lot of features, and I know I’ve only scratched the surface. It comes w a thick book of good instructions. Totally frees me up from the math and allows me to change colorations and sets easily, and to print the design for reference or the block templates or rotary cutting directions.
September 5, 2013 at 8:14 PM
Very nice! I have EQ7 and I kind of hate it. I’d like to think it is user error, but I dont think it is nearly robust enough and sometimes counter intuitive. I think that being a long time photoshop user, I have too high expectations. I’ve used it a few times, but I usually just use photoshop in the end. 🙂
I’m glad to see someone has positive thoughts about it!
September 6, 2013 at 10:14 AM
Interesting! But then again I’ve never used Photoshop. Can’t quite picture how that would translate. EQ has block and fabric libraries… , but I can import photos, too. Be interesting to hear what others use!