I love EQ!

Remember my dilemma in my last post about how to make the wave border? I figured it out. I had forgotten that I had created my quilt in EQ (that’s what I get for procrastinating!). Here’s my EQ design:

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Looks pretty darn close to my actual quilt, doesn’t it? Well, lookie there – I had already designed the border I wanted on EQ! So I printed out the blocks, taped them together and -voila! – a border template. With a PERFECT fit! No math to do, no measurements to take.  How can you not love this program?! I would have never thought to use EQ to design unique borders, but I’ll be doing it more often, I’m sure of that 🙂

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I penciled in the border, so I’ll baste along that line and use it as my cutting line when I trim it up.

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It’s on the frame now. This is the first time I’ve ever tried floating the quilt. Usually I put the quilt top on both bars. It’s time to step out of the comfort zone!

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Now if I could only figure out what kind of quilting to do on this thing. I’m not one of those people that the quilt “talks” to them and they just know what quilting to do. Nope. I swear that whenever I put a quilt on the frame I completely forget every pattern I know. Blank as a school chalkboard in summer. Nothing. Nada. I have to cruise the web until I see a design and say “Hey! I know how to do that!” and I’ve got my design. I’m so original.

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