I love using EQ7 to design quilts! I've been using the Electric Quilt program starting with EQ5 in 2002, and have learned and grown along with the program. I think it makes designing quilts fun and easy. I've even taught some classes at Threads That Bind to help others learn the program. I could not do without it for writing patterns.
I designed this project two years ago for a client that wanted a special quilt for a retirement ceremony.
She chose the colors, and I designed the quilt as a medallion, using a feathered star for the center and surrounding it with various borders. The flying goose border is a border option in the program and for the final border I used the block preference and inserted an option from the block library. I was able to determine fabric needed with the EQ7 program, plus when it was time to sew the quilt, I printed templates, rotary cutting sizes, and was able to audition a different background fabric easily.
Here is the resulting quilt:
Several of the Island Batik Ambassadors use EQ7 as well - Carol of SewFunQuilts talks about Sashing and Border Fun today.
EQ7 is celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year, and the EQ Blog is celebrating with a year's worth of fun and prizes: Do You EQ so be sure you go enter. If you do't have EQ7, you can win it! I'll be joining the celebration with a new post about EQ7 on the 10th of each month - I'll share some of my current and past quilts I have designed with the help of EQ7.