WIP Wednesday – My First EQ7 Project



A few months ago I purchased EQ7 for my MAC. I have spent time here and there watching videos and tutorials for beginners (boy do I have a long way to go!!) but this weekend I decided to try and make a block of my own.  I do not know how this program works on non-Apple computers, but I set a 12″x12″ grid on a PatchDraw block set on EasyDraw.  From there I just started playing around and came up with this:

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There are a ton of color and random fabrics in the library (and you can buy specific lines I’ve been told) so I picked out a few to get an idea on what it would look like. Not bad huh?  Did I create an original pattern? I have no idea, but probably not. I’m just happy that I have learned enough at this point to create a simple block, save it, and print it!


After I finished my block I headed to the printer to see my options on printing out my block.  The options of: Block, Foundation Patterns, Rotary Cutting or Template was provided.  I first printed out the foundation patten. AWESOME!  I was able to number my pattern as well as set up  piecing sections. The second printout was the template option that you see above. I was able to have a finished, letter-labeled block on top followed by all the pieces I would need.  I cannot believe how easy it was!

My finished block was made using the foundation pattern.  It was a challenge to me as I am new to odd-evil-seams but I’m happy with my attempt.  I plan to enlarge this block soon so I can make a few pillows using some of my fall fabric stash.  I have some great panel yardage from Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics I think will make the perfect backing. What do you think?


Thanks for reading! I am linking up today’s post to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced. Have a great day. Cindy

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  1. Love EQ7, you can also take a picture of your fabric and upload so you know what it will kind of look like. Always finding out new stuff on it

  2. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. (I love that it’s available for a Mac)

  3. What a lovely block! I love EQ and there seems to be no end to the possibilities with it. After years I’m still finding out new ways to use it…

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