A few months ago I purchased EQ7 for my MAC. I have spent time here and there watching videos and tutorials for beginners (boy do I have a long way to go!!) but this weekend I decided to try and make a block of my own. I do not know how this program works on non-Apple computers, but I set a 12″x12″ grid on a PatchDraw block set on EasyDraw. From there I just started playing around and came up with this:
There are a ton of color and random fabrics in the library (and you can buy specific lines I’ve been told) so I picked out a few to get an idea on what it would look like. Not bad huh? Did I create an original pattern? I have no idea, but probably not. I’m just happy that I have learned enough at this point to create a simple block, save it, and print it!
After I finished my block I headed to the printer to see my options on printing out my block. The options of: Block, Foundation Patterns, Rotary Cutting or Template was provided. I first printed out the foundation patten. AWESOME! I was able to number my pattern as well as set up piecing sections. The second printout was the template option that you see above. I was able to have a finished, letter-labeled block on top followed by all the pieces I would need. I cannot believe how easy it was!
My finished block was made using the foundation pattern. It was a challenge to me as I am new to odd-evil-seams but I’m happy with my attempt. I plan to enlarge this block soon so I can make a few pillows using some of my fall fabric stash. I have some great panel yardage from Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics I think will make the perfect backing. What do you think?
Thanks for reading! I am linking up today’s post to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced. Have a great day. Cindy