Floral whimsy

2013-174I actually did spend some time over the holiday weekend sewing the quilt design that was the subject of my last post.

In the end, I got lazy about all the curved piecing on the leaves, so went with the most simple version. Altogether, I loved working on this piece. Now let’s see how long it takes me to quilt it! 🙂


If by any chance you are also an EQ7 user and wonder about using any of the companion books, I would strongly encourage you to do so. I find this software to be extremely user friendly, but you simply cannot ask it to do everything for you, without any input on your part. It is important to invest some time learning it. If you take the time to work through the lessons in the manual itself, you will be well on your way to understanding and using the program. If you are willing to put in a little more time and work through the companion books, I think you’ll be surprised at how much more you will be expanding your design possibilities.

Once again, even as an experienced user I am finding new tips and tricks in this first companion book I am working through.  I don’t think it is realistic to ask anyone to work through a book at one sitting. This particular book, however, has 10 chapters, and I worked through two of them in less than an hour. If I commit to two lessons a week, I will have covered the book in five weeks. Now, that’s not too much to ask, is it? I’ll be sure to share further learning here! 🙂

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  • Angie Padilla

    I am a self-learner. I taught myself to sew and to quilt. And I taught myself how to draw. I am learning how to dye my own fabrics and am dabbling with mixed media. I am a quilt designer and teacher, and design and publish my own line of quilt patterns. With this blog I would like to share the bits and pieces of my life.

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