Last year, the hubs bought me the Electric Quilt 7 software program for my birthday. I'd seen the EQ7 advertised in various quilting magazines, but I had no idea he had seen it anywhere. It's been a little frustrating because I have not been able to play with the program at all since receiving it in November. When school is in session, I do not have much time for anything else.
Today, I have a haircut appointment in the morning. It is tradition for me to then go to the local quilt shop since it is on the same side of town. So, I stopped by the shop and asked about classes hoping that there'd be something I could take over the summer. It turns out they are not planning anything until fall. UGH. How disappointing. So, feeling a little frustrated, I came home and sat down to learn my EQ7 program.
I really like this program! I have some fabric that I have had since the 12th grade. The fabric no longer fits my style and I have since lost the pattern, but I remember that it was comprised of two repeated blocks: a nine-patch and a diamond in the square. I played with the software to recreate the pattern. Last year, I bought several yards of a fabric for borders that was similar in coloring to the blue calico I have for the squares. So, I know I want a 4" border. I also still have the queen-sized flannel sheet I bought for the backing as well.
So, using the program, I first created this version:
This was how I remember the blocks (I have two practice blocks packed away in the same box as the fabric, but not overly handy). But after seeing all of them together, I don't think it's right. So, I played a little more with the colors. This is version B:
I think this might be right, but I'm not positive. So version C:
Hmmm... a little too much white. Let's see if I reversed the colors on the diamond in the square block... Version D:
That's not bad either. What do you all think? I have a favorite and so does Dr. J. What version would you choose?
This is going to be the first project I start next week. This week I'm trying to complete a baby blanket. More on that later.