Saturday, February 15, 2014

Quilts Everywhere

I am enjoying watching the Olympics...live. (Today's men's hockey game, USA vs Russia was great! Tied through the sudden death overtime and then went to an incredible shoot out!) I can't take my eyes off the Sochi Olympic graphics because they are all a quilt motif.


It puts one in the mood to quilt! I got up early to get to the Saturday market to buy my produce and then rewarded myself with the rest of the day spent getting borders cut out for one of my designs. Back to work on my version of storm-at-sea.

My original color way was going to entail going with a burgundy border. I have been planning on it for two years...but...


I changed my mind and had just enough fabric to go with the water-toned batik as the border.


Love EQ7. Years ago when I started playing with this design I photographed my fabrics and loaded them into my fabric palette. Today it only took a few seconds to switch around the colors. 

Alas...if only cutting were that quick. Many hours later...I finally have everything cut out...I think...


This required some templates made from EQ7...almost takes all the math out of it but not quite.


I did some taping to secure the templates in place while cutting. Worked great!


Not sure when  I will get around to sewing the borders because my son and his girlfriend get here tomorrow. I think we will find some fun things to do while they are here. 

6 comments:

audrey said...

I like how you switched the fabrics around. Very striking! Is EQ7 really as tough to learn as people say? I hear great things about it except for the learning curve and I'm not a computer geek so I'm nervous about spending the money on it!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love the patchwork of the Olympics too! so pretty

Lori S said...

I love EQ too! This is going to be stunning, can't wait to see it cone together!

LynCC said...

It *is* very striking :D Love it.

CathieJ said...

Beautiful quilt design. Love the fabrics you've chosen.

Audrey said...

Your revised plan is stunning. It is so fortunate that you had enough fabric. I am learning EQ7 and am so glad I have it. It is soon time to take my designs to reality!