Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Or much more accurately...
I will be EQ'ing very soon!
I asked Santa for this last Christmas and he didn't leave it for me under the tree. I even think I asked for it as my single birthday present last year too. But up until now the gift fairy hasn't bestowed it upon me.
Until yesterday.
Actually I bestowed it upon myself. My early birthday present.
I never see it go on sale anywhere.
Eleanor Burns' Quilt In A Day has it for 25% off (you have to put it in your cart to see the special price). I jumped on it.
Hubby will be very happy that he again doesn't have to shop for a birthday gift for me next month.

Up until now I've been using a pad of graph paper to draft out my design ideas. It isn't the most convenient nor the most efficient method.
There are no less than 6 quilt pattern ideas in the works and now I will be able to get them done a whole lot faster.
The 1st one might become my first Quilt Along.
The others will likely be offered on Craftsy and/or Etsy eventually.
 And every time I turn around I see another idea that sparks another pattern design plan. Some I may submit to some magazines for consideration.
I'm excited about the possibilities that this will bring. I'll have to go back and work my way through Bea's EQ tutorials. Somehow I'll have to keep it from taking all my free time away from actually sewing.
Do you EQ?

6 of you added your own colorful comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

That's a good buy - first I have heard of a sale for EQ. I have EQ - never re-loaded it onto the new computer after the crash - just didn't grasp it. I like to design and math out on paper.

SpartanBabe said...

Yay! welcome to the club. I've been working through her tutorials slowly. The ones that come with the software are great too. Can't wait to see what you come out with!

Lesley said...

Have fun with your new purchase! Will look forward to seeing your designs!

Maxine said...

Yeah!!!! Did you mention quilt along? Can't wait to see what it is!!! Hoping for a sneak peek. Happy early birthday, Michelle.

beaquilter said...

SUPER!! I have an EQ tutorial in mind for tuesday just for you ;)

Ivory Spring said...

Yes, I do EQ!