Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Finished Hummingbirds Quilt and EQ7 Giveaway!

My Hummingbirds Quilt is finished!  As promised I have made the Hummingbird Block Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern and I have written a tutorial.  The tutorial includes step by step paper piecing instructions with clear photos and instructions for successful project completion. 

(I have published the tutorial in a separate blog post.
 Please ask any questions you may have regarding
 the tutorial in the comments section of the tutorial blog post).

I have used EQ7 to draft the Hummingbird Quilt Block.  EQ7 is comprehensive Quilt Design Software for beginners and advanced users and quilters. I purchased EQ7 almost 12 months ago and I have spent some time learning the basics.  The software comes with a User Guide which I have thumbed, tagged, and annotated. It is my go-to reference when I need help, although there are many learning resources available such video lessons to watch, and lessons you can print (pdf files) within the software, as well as a whole community of quilters supporting one another at the Electric Quilt Forums.

I use EQ7 to help visualize quilt layouts, to alter block designs and most often play with color combinations. The software comes with extensive block, layout, fabric, embroidery, photo and thread libraries.  My use is generally limited to the block and quilt layout libraries and really the possibilities are endless. Once you have designed your block/project you can print patterns and choose to print rotary cutting instructions, templates and/or foundation paper pattern in any size.  All the math is done for you including fabric yardage requirements for your quilt.

Projects for which I have recently used EQ7 to design and print paper piecing foundations (and both these projects are also patterns available to purchase and download from my Pattern Store):

The team at The Electric Quilt Company like what I have been creating with their software and today are offering to give one lucky RPQ reader the EQ7 Quilt Design Software package!

All you need to do to be in the draw to win the EQ7 Quilt Design Software is leave a comment on this blog post. If you have any problems leaving a comment please email me and I am always happy to leave a comment on your behalf (redpepperquilts at gmail dot com).

The draw will take place on Tuesday 15 October 2013 at 10pm (Australia EDT) and the winner will be announced by edit to this blog post.  The winner will also be contacted by email.

Please note: The EQ7 Quilt Design Software is a PC program (although a Mac version will be released towards the end of this year).

Thank you Electric Quilt Company!!

Good luck everyone.
Hummingbird Block - Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern - TUTORIAL

The finished quilt is for sale and is listed in my Etsy Store:  Hummingbirds Quilt


The winner of the EQ7 Quilt Design Software is:

Congratulations Candace! 
 Candace has been contacted by email.

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