Friday, March 8, 2013
I DID it!! My first EQ Paper Pieced Pattern!!
I'm just too excited!! I FINALLY figured out how to create a paper-pieced pattern in my EQ7 program!! I've been struggling with this program for about a year, as I got it last Christmas, or birthday (which is in January). I'm not too computer savvy, but have been making myself use it each time I try to design anything quilt-related. Slowly but surely, I'm learning this program. I've been wanting to figure out how to make a paper-pieced pattern for several months, and have even used quite a few of the foundation block patterns in the EQ library. It finally all clicked (sort of) and while my pattern is a bit clumsy, I did it!
It's part of this week's round of Project Quilting. With my current round of quilt alongs, swaps, and finish alongs, I almost decided NOT to participate in this round. I generally don't do these unless it truly inspires me, or I want to try or learn a new technique. It's a perfect way to do this. So, I decided to try to make a paper pieced ear of corn block. And it worked!!! I used this tutorial on Joanna of Shape Moth's site to step me through it. THANK YOU Joanna!!
I plan to create a "seed packet" mini quilt with it, based on my "page 28" inspiration in my seed catalog :-). Our printer is out of service, but luckily I got this printed in the nick of time.