July 1, 2012

Tilt and Merge

July!  How can that be?!

I've been busy working, enjoying my summer, and goofing off.

Sewing on Paper, the new paper piecing blog that I started for Kristen and I, is up and running.  It's been slow going for the fact that I've had a bit of a mental block with the whole thing.  Thank goodness for Kristen and the support of friends.  Kristen has designed a series of blocks for The Nightmare Before Christmas BOM.  The first pattern, July, is up as of today.

Check it out!

Hmm....I've also reopened the Twilight Quilt Patterns site.

I'm having another small issue.  I've misplaced my thumb drive that has a lot of the EQ7 files on it.  My disorganization was bound to bite me in the butt.  I've got files all over the place of projects in different stages of design.  The thumb drive had some finished designs and some of the ones that I've worked on at work.  I hope I can find it.

During my time away, I discovered Merge in EQ7 by chance.  It's the coolest feature.  I've also figured out how to combine it with Tilt.  Why is this important?  Well......  A certain quilt has been ignored forever because I could design it in EQ like I wanted to.  One might say that my reverse engineering of the Stephenie Meyer Quilt hit a major speed bump.

I've had some success the past couple of days with the design.  I'm having trouble with the red sashing strips.  I may just leave them as they are coming out unless I can figure out that part in EQ7. The most important thing for me will be that the finished center medallion will finish the correct size up to the checkerboard part so that thes little squares are the right size.  The rest of the quilt can be adjusted easily enough based on the finished size of this medallion.

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