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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Electric Quilt 6 ~ 15 More Minutes of Practice

Fifteen more minutes with my EQ6 and I'm 15 minutes more creative and I still can't believe how cool this really is.  If anyone dares e-mail me to tell me I have absolutely no clue about colors....don't waste your time.  I do not now, nor will I ever claim to be talented in the area of design.  And I don't have to be either....I can try it all out before I cut it all out :)

I'm following along in the EQ6 Simplified Book that takes me step by step through every click.  Now that I am comfortable with some of the buttons and what they do,  I had to add another square, add borders and star blocks to my borders.   I learned to rotate stripped fabric and color several parts of a block at the same time with a single click.  You can refer to me as "Mrs. Smarty Pants" if you want to. 

You can see I was changing colors here and there to see what I liked the best. 

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For some reason I really like green and purple together.  I've not added any fabrics or colors to the pallet yet.  These are some of the one's that are on the side of my screen.

Next I've added the the Star Block 4 to the corner of my border.
I've also added some stripe fabric to the second border below.  I decided I really liked the red in the stripe so I changed some of my blocks to red.  You might be able to tell....I hit the wrong red at first.  So in the next pix you can see I noticed that and made them all the same tone of red.

You may not have noticed, but "Mrs. Smarty Pants" rotated the striped border fabric.  Look closely and you'll see that the stripes are no longer going up and down on the sides.  How cool is that?

So, for all of you who like green, red and purple together....this is my new creation in just 15 minutes.  I'm really proud of myself because I would have never ever ever ever attempted this without encouragement to just try it for 15 minutes. 

I'm on the last page of Lesson One.   I don't plan on making this quilt but I have to watch the software calculate fabric for me.

Please join me in this dance as I celebrate my new found "talent."



  1. Looks like you are having alot of fun!!

  2. You are a natural quilt designer! I truly would have looked at this pattern, packaged in a quilt store (or website) to purchase, and thought...this designer had years of experience and is very talented!

    Think of what another 15 minutes of EQ can do..or another week, or another month. Isn't it fun to EQ?

    Thanks for sharing what you created and how easy EQ is to learn!


  3. Isn't EQ fun?! I've had it for several years and still learn something new every time I turn it on. The quilts you've created are great. LOL - the hardest thing is to pull yourself away from EQ and actually MAKE the quilt!

    Looks like you need to get yourself an "I love my EQ6" button for your blog at:

    Also, offers some GREAT EQ classes - I've taken all the classes with Fran Gonzalez, who writes the books and plan on taking Patti Anderson's class. Both teachers are great and you learn a lot of things that aren't in the books!

    Can't wait to see your creations.

    Can't wait to see your creations!

  4. I am very impressed at how well you are doing with such short times each day.

  5. I have wanted one of these programs for years now. Maybe if I am really good I will get one soon

  6. Looks like you are having lots of fun!

  7. I'm so proud of you for sticking to this. I stared at mine for years without using it. Now I'm drafting my own blocks - instead of even pulling them from the block library...just because I CAN!!

  8. You have inspired me and I ordered the book from your shop. I was just talking myself into trying this software and now I have a reason. My son put it on my laptop and I had dreams of designing I might just do it!
    Thanks again for the inspiration and I'll be watching your progress.

  9. Oh, do keep doing posts on EQ.. That looks fun. I want to do the smarty pants dance too.


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