Welcome to the Electric Quilt (EQ) Fall Theme Blog Hop
Quilters that use Modern Quilting Tools, as we do enjoy using Modern Quilting tools, such as Electric Quilt software products, and we enjoy sharing insights on our blogs how we use such tools. You can always visit our blogs and search (e.g. EQ7, Electric Quilt) to find insights that we have shared on the Modern Quilting Tools we use. And, this week, we are all very excited to be able to share insights with you on how we use various Electric Quilt products.
To kick-start this blog hop this week, I have a couple of projects that were created using EQ7, but may not be a type of project that you typically think of, when you think of EQ software. Did you know that EQ7 has been used to help plan gardens, room arrangements, as well as be the most popular quilt design software?
I used EQ7 to create a Fall vest for a wine bottle that will be used in a gift basket for an upcoming charity fundraiser. You could easily create your own wine vest design in EQ7, but tomorrow I'll share a tutorial show how I used EQ7 to create such a design. And, I'l share my design file to help you create your own wine bottle vest that you can use this Fall. They are great to decorate your dining table, as well as for hostess gifts.
Another fun, easy and fast project idea that you I used EQ7 with was for a glass etching project!
I made this simple flower design and used the wreath tool in EQ7 to create the petals.
Want to learn how to make these projects? Click here for my tutorial on using EQ7 and glass etching. And, on Wednesday, I'll share a tutorial to use EQ7 to make the vest design, as well instructions on how to make this cute wine vest.
I hope you have fun in this Fall EQ Blog hop. There are oodles of tips, tutorials and inspiration that will be shared at the stops along the way, plus a few giveaways too! Here is the line up:
Monday, Oct lst
Tuesday, Oct 2nd
Marjorie's Quilting Bee
Curious Orange Cat
Wed., Oct 3rd
Love Bug Studios
Thursday, Oct 4th
Bits & Pieces:
Friday, Oct 5th
I Quilt Scarlett & Grey:
Two more EQ theme announcements I'd like to share:
Behind the Mouse
Starting on October 1, EQ will feature a block to sew from BlockBase every two weeks. At the end of each two week period there will be a link up so you can share a photo of your finished block and we can all oohh and aahh over each other’s beautiful blocks!
EQ has launched a new blog called "Behind the Mouse". Sarah Shriver, Heidi Kori and Jenny Novinsky will be the voices on this new blog sharing insights, fun free downloads, as well as hosting the Blockbase Sew-Along and other fun activities. A little birdie told me that the Mouse is also working on some new "add-on" software that will be introduced this Fall and will definitely be announced on this new blog too!
Did I Mention A Giveaway?
Ten lucky winners will receive Fall theme fabric to make their own wine vest:
To enter to win, followers simply need to leave a comment on this post. If you have a preference of which bundle you'd like to win, feel free to let me know and I'll do my best to try to match winners up with their favorite bundle. Two winners will be randomly selected and announced next Friday.
This giveaway is also open to followers world-wide.
Want an extra entry? Here are a couple of ways you can get extra entries, but for each one you wish to claim, please leave an extra comment on this post to let SewCalGal know you are claiming this extra entry opportunity:
1) If you are a member of the Quilters with Modern Tools, you can claim an extra entry in this giveaway. But, please help me out by including the name of your blog.
2) Visit all of the blogs participating in this blog hop, publicly follow all of them and you can claim this extra entry.
Ten winners will be randomly selected and announced late Sunday, October 7th.