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