7/24/2007

Blocks Within House via EQ

I was just wondering yesterday how to place a quilt block within my house block in EQ; this morning, I found Barb Vlack's answer to that very question on the EQ Forum (Block, Serendipity, Merge Blocks). Serendipity, indeed! and here are my blocks ready to insert into the quilt layout:

And here's the quilt. I didn't try to refine any of the small quilt block colors but I did try to color the house part so that the set-in blocks would stand out:

I ordered charm packs online (and got border fabrics at the LQS) to make this Cindy Lou Who pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company, Schnibbles line. It said to order three charm packs. Three, thought I, how could you possibly need three, that's so maaaaany. I ordered two. Naturally, two was not enough and in the dark of night, I ordered a third charm pack. Can't do any more on this until it arrives. How could I doubt a nice quilt designer like that?

There are these enticing 1" wide bits left over. Tiny blocks? Tiny log cabins?

So I started making these little blocks and will probably try to make some log cabins with those strips over to the right. And just think, once that third charm pack arrives, there will be even more tiny bits.

Is anybody else going completely insane over this new fabric line?? I scanned the fabrics for EQ and am trying to think of what design you could make with them.....

13 comments:

KCQuilter said...

Thanks for the link to that amazing fabric line!!! And you reminded me that I need to get back to learning more about EQ. I know just enough to be dangerous LOL and I need to get the manuals back out and work through it. The house quilt will be gorgeous.

Darlene said...

That line of fabric is stunning!

Aren't those Schnibbles patterns adorable? I pull them out and then can't decide which one to do. LOL

Your houseblocks are terrific.

The Calico Cat said...

Neat, you can make a tiny doll quilt with those left over 9 patches...

I have inspiration photos of blocks in cats, similar to your houses - not sure if I will ever actually try that or not...

Judy said...

My gosh I could comment about simply EVERYTHING!!! It all looks so wonderful! Thanks for sharing the EQ6 tip I really must learn how to use that better one day! All the quilts are fabulous!

Libby said...

Ohhhh - tiny, little pieces - my favorite *s* I have a little quilt around here somewhere with log cabins and 25 patches made with 1" cut pieces . . . fun, fun, fun.

Thimbleanna said...

Love the house blocks! And thanks for the link to the fabric line -- I hadn't seen it yet -- can't wait to see what you do with it.

Lynn Dykstra said...

I haven't seen this line from Baum--it is wonderful, and I will watch for it. I love the little puss in the corners.

anne bebbington said...

That is such a lovely idea putting those little mini blocks into your house blocks - and love that fabric line too :o)

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

you always have the BESTEST of fabrics! Thanks for the info on EQ. I have not gotten the knack of understanding how to work it. I am very direction impaired.
Love how the house blocks look.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Another one who pokes the BUY NOW button in the dark of night LOL. The blocks are very cute.

Rose Marie said...

Thanks for the tip about EQ. I saw a quilt a few years ago that had the same idea and have wanted to plan one out on my EQ6 but how to insert. Now I can do it.

JoAnna said...

Your house blocks are so cool They remind me of barns that are scattered across the midwest and have quilt blocks painted on them.

Mary said...

I was just playing with those features in EQ6 the other day. I hadn't taken time to look at any of the new features and I actually watched one or two of the videos.

I like the effect in the houses.