Friday, August 28, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Metro

Happy Friday!  Earlier this week, I released a new pattern called Metro.  Metro is a modern-looking honey bun or charm pack friendly pattern and I used the upcoming Balboa collection from Sherri and Chelsi.  I love the colors in that collection, but it's always fun to see how a quilt will look in different fabrics!

Friday, August 21, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Enchanted

Happy Friday!  Earlier this week, I posted a free tutorial for my Enchanted quilt so of course I have to show you some other options for inspiration as you decide how you want to make your own quilt!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

EQ8 - Editing Fabric Swatches

 Hello!  Today, I'm back with some more tips for using Electric Quilt 8.  Last week, I talked about importing fabric images into the software.  This week, I'm going to give you some tips on editing those fabric images.

You might be wondering why you would need to edit the images you want to import.  Well, you might not.  I used EQ8 for several years without editing my imports.  It's only been over the past year or so that I started playing around with the Image Worktable and it was the result of a new problem I was trying to solve.  

Monday, August 17, 2020

Enchanted Quilt Tutorial

Hello!  Today I have a free quilt tutorial to share with you!  This is Enchanted, named for the emerald green Kona solid fabric by Robert Kaufman.

This gorgeous jewel green solid is the 2020 Kona Solid of the Year.  As soon as Robert Kaufman announced this year's color, I knew exactly what pattern I had to make with it! 

Friday, August 14, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Honey Squares

Happy Friday!  I released a new pattern this week called Honey Squares.  If you missed my blog post about this quilt, you can check that out here.  It will be the perfect quilt to feature for this week's addition to my Friday Fabric Refresh series!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

EQ8 - Importing Fabric Swatches

Hello!  I'm back today with some more tips for using Electric Quilt 8.  Last month, I shared some basic instructions for creating a quilt top and drawing a block.  Today, I will be showing you how to add fabric swatches so that you can use the same fabric that you plan to use in real life.  


Monday, August 10, 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Blue Hues

Hello!  Any Friday is a great day, but today is extra exciting for me.  The October issue of American Patchwork and Quilting hits newsstands today and my Blue Hues quilt is included!  The magazine version is shown below, and of course I had to feature this quilt for this week's edition of Friday Fabric Refresh!