October 5, 2011

The KMA Twilight Quilt: EQ7

****Please note: I have to come clean about the KMA Twilight Quilt. It isn't my design. The design was shared with me while a member of TQC or as known now, Twi-Quilters. (Elizabeth Mills) If designs and ideas can routinely be borrowed from me and other people, then I don't feel bad at all in returning the favor.... I don't know if it's an exact replica as I was working from a diagram, but it's darn close.

I've looked at the quilt and I've decided that the best attack is to get it into EQ7.  Doing so will keep me organized, I hope, and give me some EQ practice.  Files could be shared directly out of EQ, too.

I think the easiest way to get the Layout done is to design the quilt with Custom Set.  I opened a EQ7, skipped past the Tip of the Day, and named my project:  KMA Twilight Quilt.  I chose New Quilt from Quilt on the menu bar and then chose Custom Set.

The next step was to input my quilt measurements using the Layout tab.  I think the quilt is 60"x76" with borders, but this might change.  I entered 46x62 to define the layout as the borders are added by another function.

For the borders, I used the Borders tab and added the three borders I see on the quilt.  I chose Long Horizontal for now.  The first border is 1", the second 2", and the third is 4".  The measurement was right at 60"x76".

I used the next tab for Layer 1 to set some blocks and sashing.  (I added this blank layout to my Sketchbook at this point as a sort of base template.)  I needed a blank block to use so I selected Worktable, Work on Block, colored it white, and saved it to my Sketchbook by clicking on its icon in the toolbar.  I set these white blocks into the quilt....I'm sure there's a better way, but I just used the Set Block function to set a bunch of random sized blocks and then I resized them and positioned them using the Adjust function (which has its own icon on the left toolbar).

At this point I decided I needed some color!

I need to get back to work, the real kind, but I'll keep working on this quilt....

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