Sunday, October 20, 2013

Autumn Appliqued Animals with EQ

Today is day 1 of the Autumn Appliqued Animal EQ Blog hop and I am all excited for I get to go first.  Gee, I think I am.  Sometimes it is good to go first, but then other times it is better to see what others are doing.  


I want to give a big Thank you to Bee Lee for inviting me to join in with this hop.  I was very excited and happy that she had asked me.  Thank you.

Now, it was also perfect timing also.  I was just starting to make a table topper for my folding table where I keep my one plant in the winter months.  So I got out my paper and pencil and drew my pattern that I wanted to use.




Next, I went to use my EQ  and design the size that I wanted.  Because it is a folding table, I want it to just cover the top width.  I also wanted a block for the center where the plant will lay and the applique to drape down on either side.  So I figured an aprox. 18" wide X 42" long.    The top I wanted an aprox. 18" X 16".

Now I must apologize for I had problem with my lap top.  I had to use my EQ on my office computer but that computer is old and well got lots of problems.  (It works enough for me to design with though) Anyway, I took pictures with my phone to show the best I could for you.

On EQ you can design any size, or shape you want.   For my quilt I wanted to do what is called a custom set quilt.  You should find that here:



Well, I  then went into the "Library" (on the top tabs) and clicked on the blocks.  I decided to use an easy 4 square block  (the Hourglass)  but make it my own.  To do that is easy.  When you decide what you want, you save it.  Then go to the sketch book and make it however you want.  Draw extra lines, or like I did, erase some:   



Hay, I am on my way.  Here is a picture of the diagram of the 4 blocks, (actually 4 blocks):




But I needed it to be wider than just what you see, so I ended up adding a 2 inch boarder on either end and a 1 inch scrappy boarder on the other 2 ends 

Are you with me so far?  OK, next I cut out my applique and placed it where I wanted.  I machine sewn it on and then cut my block to a 14 inch square.  I did a mirror image for the other side.  

Whew!  I then put a 2 inch boarder around it all and quilted it on my machine using variegated thread. 



 After it was quilted I did a little hand embroidered in the leaves to show it off a little. 

And here it is:






(wow, I am sorry these are really bad pictures)


OK,  now that you seen mine I want to give you the rest of the schedule so you can see everyone elses:

 Today - October 21st

October 22nd


October 23rd


October 24th


October 25th




BUT WAIT..THAT'S NOT ALL....

Electric Quilt Company is sponsoring this hop and is giving away  ONE of their EQ 7 program  to ONE lucky person.  To enter is easy, just comment on our blogs.  Yes, each and every comment of all of our blogs in this hop will be an entry.   

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Thats right!    Each day this week you will see a beautiful projects made from this program and for each one you comment on (including mine) you will have a chance to win.  On Monday the 28th go to Bea Beaquilter for she is going to announce one  winner from ALL the comments in this hop.  So good luck!

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!


To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http://janesquilting.com

89 comments:

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Love the cute squirrels!! Great project :)

Rosa said...

Gorgeous squirrels and project!

JoyceLM said...

Cute project - thanks for sharing & the chance to win.

Farm Quilter said...

Adorable squirrels!!! Great table runner - thanks for sharing with us and for the great giveaway!!

Janarama said...

Cute little squirrels and table runner. Thank you for the chance to win EQ7!

Janet said...

I would love to win EQ!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your squirrels....too cute!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Well you did a lovely job and I love being on the first day of hops - done and over and get to enjoy the rest of it. Thank you for sharing your cute project and a view of using EQ.

Fiesta said...

Such a great idea. The photos are not bad. On the contrary.

Sue Bennett said...

That is so adorable.

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Jeanie said...

Darling little squirrels! Love the tut and the chance to win an EQ!

withajoyfulheart said...

Your squirrels are really cute. What a fun project and so appropriate...I've been watching the squirrels running around daily as they fill up for winter.

beaquilter said...

cute squirrel :) and nice block

Debbie Rogowski said...

I love autumn and what better way to show than squirrels and acorns!! thank you for sharing

Carol said...

Very cute.

LeAnne said...

Cute project. Can't go wrong with fluffy gray squirrels.

SewCalGal said...

Super cute squirrel. Great tutorial too.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Hilachas said...

I love that little squirrel and the excellent tutorial for making him. All I need now is EQ!

Nancy said...

Your project is very nice. Wonderful to design something that we have a need for.

Connie said...

Your squirrel is adorable and what a neat table topper! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Enneking said...

Your project looks very nice, but I find it difficult to read your text on the photo background.

Linda Enneking said...

Your project looks very nice, but I find it difficult to read your text on the photo background.

shawn said...

I love mr. squirrel!!!!
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Joyce Carter said...

Your table topper is so adorable, Jane. I love the little squirrel. Thank you so much for sharing.

Angelia Lanouette said...

I love your table topper and the squirrels are so adorable! Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

Judy said...

Such cute owls and thanks for the tutorial!

Kwilt Krazy said...

oh that is neat, I was just thinking about finding a squirrel project. Thanks for sharing!

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute table topper.
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c said...

how awesome for this giveaway opportunity. I coudl never afford this program and appreciate the chance.

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J. Partyka said...

Love the squirrel runner. It is so nice to have someone show the steps how they create quilts using EQ. It helps me to learn how to use it.

Kathy ~~~ said...

Darling table cover! Thanks for posting.

Beverly said...

Love your post! The squirrel is mighty cute, and I think I'd really enjoy EQ! Glad Bea sent me over here for the blog hop!

Karen said...

Love the design Jane - thanks so much for sharing !! Karen on Keuka

Amy said...

Jane,
It is just tooo cute. Love that you had time to work it all up.

Crickets Corner said...

Love the squirrel! Wish I were as creative as you. Thanks for sharing!

Pauline G said...

Love your project and the software looks great

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Cute table topper and wonderful tutorial. All the possibilities with EQ7!

barb said...

Oooh can i have mr. Squirrel? Thursday is my birthday!! Hint hint please??!!

Emily C said...

Very cute design. Your pictures are not that bad.

Leah said...

Love the squirrel. Thanks so much for the EQ tips.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great table cover and adore the squirrels. We have a huge oak tree with a bunch of them, I watch them out the kitchen window all the time.

Lori said...

wow I love how this tool helps so much. your squirrel runner is so adorable. It was cool to see how this program helped you put it all together.

ittehgaps said...

Would so love to win a EQ7 program cause that would give me the incentive to tackle learning it. Cindy O.

Bonnie58 said...

Wow. Wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to win this software

JustPam said...

Thanks for the tute-very cute.

JustPam said...

Thanks for the tute-very cute.

Patrica said...

Cute little squirrel, I love to try EQ.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a great design! blessings, marlene

Tina said...

your Squirrel is totally adorable. thank you for a chance to win.

Hilary said...

Oh your little squirrels are so cute !

Judy1522 said...

Your table runner is so cute. I love the leaves and the squirrels.

Anita said...

Cute squirrel! EQ7 looks like a wonderful tool.

Tina said...

love the squirrel!
would justlove to win

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The squirrel is so cute! Very creative!

Rhonda Kennedy said...

Love it... absolutely adorable.

Lisa said...

Your squirrells are to cute. I have about 1,000 in my back yard you could use for models! Enter me in to win!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute! It reminds me of the squirrels scurrying about in the yard these fall days as they prepare for winter.

Teresa in Music City said...

Those squirrels are just too darn cute!!! Thanks for sharing the "how to" and taking part in the Hop!

Kathy MacKie said...

Count me in!

WoolenSails said...

I really love your design and it's use on the ends of the runner, so fun.

Debbie

Althea Dene said...

What fun this product must be! Love to try it out!!!

Renee said...

Your squirrel is so cute, and I love the little raw edge leaves!

Rhonda Best said...

That is an awesome project, the squirrel is darling.

jmniffer said...

Cute project! It is wonderful seeing all the things that can be done with this product. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Cloud 9 said...

Love the center block design and colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Fun tutorial and the squirrels are very sweet. Thanks for sharing!
Smiles,
Kelly

MoeWest said...

I love your cute design. Thanks for a chance to win EQ7.

Vivian said...

Love the table topper, the middle block is very cute, I love the colors.

Elizabeth said...

The squirrels are so neat! Love the table runner!

QuiltinGram said...

So want to win EQ. It just doesn't fit in my budget to buy but think it would take my quilting to next level. Thx for the chance to win!

Kim M said...

Cute squirrels! I would love a copy of EQ7! I think it would be so useful for planning my quilts.

Sarah said...

Love the squirrels!

Margaret said...

Thank you for sharing your project. Love that squirrel

Nanbon44 said...

what a cute project

Linda said...

What a cute squirrel!

Petit Design Co. said...

I'm curious why you hand drew the applique, do you find it difficult to work with applique in EQ?

Scrapatches said...

Your squirrel applique is adorable! Thanks for showing how this is can be designed using the EQ7 software. I would love to win a copy. Thanks to you and EQ for a chance to win ...:) Pat

Kathy L said...

Love your squirrel. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stitches said...

Love your applique's..thanks for the chance to win EQ7

Amanda Best said...

Your squirrel is so cute, I love it! I have EQ5, but I would love to try all the new features of EQ7!
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Dawn Frisch said...

Cute squirrel!! Love the way you designed it. Great projects! Thanks for the chance to win an EQ7!! Good luck everyone!!
Happy Halloween
Dawn
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bluebear said...

Another cute project. Thanks!

Suze said...

Wow, great project! Your pictures are not as bad as you think they are. I love the squirrels.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Ooh, I'd love to try EQ7! Very cute squirrels! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, it seems like EQ7 has lots of capabilities.

Quilt n Queen said...

Cute squirrels...thanks for the chance to win...I would luv to try designing with EQ. Happy stitching!!! Pauline

Sallie said...

Cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Wendy B said...

how clever.......really love what EQ7 can do!
:o)

Wendy B said...

how clever.......really love what EQ7 can do!
:o)