A few months ago, EQ7 announced it had partnered with Moda for a EQ users block challenge. The challenge: Design a block using the new “Fresh Cut” fabric line by Basic Grey. There was no sewing or presentation involved, nor was there block size limitations, just plain designing in your EQ7. I am still slowly learning EQ7 but I after reading the challenge I decided it would be a fun way to make a new block and sharpen my skills.
A cool perk of EQ7 is that they offer free fabric downloads each month. You can find them here. It takes only a minute or two to transfer the ones you want into your personal EQ library and start using them. So after I downloaded Fresh Cut, I started going through the block library for inspiration.
Some basic rules I needed to remember: Obviously, use my EQ7. Use only Fresh Cut fabric line. 6″ x 6″ min size but any shape. Can be original or from the library. No need to sew or make sample. Easy, huh? Right up my alley!
After scrolling through different sections, I stopped in the Seminole Piecing area. The upper left caught my eye so I added it to my sketchbook and started to play. Truth be told, this took me a few days to finish and look how I pictured it in my head. I finished it early, but saved it and came back to it a few times over the past week or so to change something.
So this is my finished block. What do you think? I made this block a larger size to start off with, but I would really like this as a whole quilt design. I can’t imaging making this block in a smaller size a few more times to quilt, but I’m still a newbie quilter so maybe someone else could!
Here is another one I was playing around with.
Wish me luck on the challenge!