Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 44

Thread: EQ6 and log cabin designs--anyone have some time?

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9,792
    Blog Entries
    1
    As some of you remember, I've been working on some, ready for this? scrappy, floral, watercolor, log cabin squares. :roll: :lol: I have 75 done, but it's not enough to make a decent sized quilt, so I plan on adding to the pile to make it 120. Here's the problem and where I need help. I found a design I like, after laying out at least 14 of them, but, I only like the middle of the design--the corners need changes. but I don't know how to go about creating those changes, and I've found it's very difficult to try to simply rotate squares while the whole thing is on the floor.

    So--being unfamiliar with EQ6, is working out this design something this program could do? Could I program it to create different designs of a log cabin quilt that is 10 by 12 squares?

    If someone has EQ6 and wants to play, let me know, or I may consider purchasing one. :D

  2. #2
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    Karla, my plate is full right now or I would gladly help you out!! Quilt Wizard will let you do this and it is much less expensive than EQ. You can go to EQ's website and check it out :wink: It is about $30

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9,792
    Blog Entries
    1
    Is QW easier to use? I need easy these days... just don't want to add another tricky techie program that needs two books to get me through it. :roll:

  4. #4
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,661
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quilt Wizard has the very basics of EQ. EQ is great but it does take a learning curve and time!

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9,792
    Blog Entries
    1
    So--what are the biggest differences? I think I've asked this before--I'm going to go search.

  6. #6
    Super Member dungeonquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,027
    Hi, Barnbum
    I have EQ6 and have some time to play. Can you send me the layout that you have, and let me know what part you like?
    EQ6 has many blocks in the library including log cabin blocks. It is very easy to do a layout in straight sets or on point.
    Debra

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9,792
    Blog Entries
    1
    Oh yes!! Thanks so much! Be right there....

  8. #8
    Super Member dungeonquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,027
    Here are two layouts.
    Hope this helps.
    Debra
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9,792
    Blog Entries
    1
    Debra--that's amazing--you even put floral fabrics in there and it's 10 by 12 and EVERYTHING!! :shock: Wow. I like it. I only saw one lay out...are there two?

    Do you like this one better than the 2nd photo I sent you?

    I sent this to my daughter to get her opinion. :wink:

    Oh--I wanna play!! :lol:

  10. #10
    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    AZ/Utah border
    Posts
    3,192
    Quote Originally Posted by dungeonquilter
    Here are two layouts.
    Hope this helps.
    Debra
    This was only one layout, but it';s sure a beauty. I like it because it's different than the traditional one. Can I play too?

  11. #11
    Super Member dungeonquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,027
    Here is the second one.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  12. #12
    Super Member Ducky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    8,969
    Wow! EQ6 does that? I have fun playing with Quilt Wizard, but it looks like this other software does a lot more. So, it's hard to learn? That's what I've picked up from other threads.

  13. #13
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9,792
    Blog Entries
    1
    Oh Debra--that's a beauty too!! Wow--what a program!! You made awesome options!!

    Is there a way to make the other one I liked into a 10 by 12? My daughter is loving these. :lol:

    I'm going back to look at both...
    Oh--saravincent--YES--you play too. :D

  14. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9,792
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rachel says #2 looks like elbows and knees- :roll: :roll: She wrecked so many design ideas telling me she saw angry seahorses and elbows and knees. Sigh.... teens!

    Rachel also suggested last night that I made an all light square--or four actually--for the spots between the inner and second rings... what are your thoughts on that? Oh--I think I like it the way you've got it...

  15. #15
    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    AZ/Utah border
    Posts
    3,192
    Thanx dungeonquilter, I like the 2nd one too, but the 1st is my fav. It would be a fun one to make.

  16. #16
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Wow! EQ6 does that? I have fun playing with Quilt Wizard, but it looks like this other software does a lot more. So, it's hard to learn? That's what I've picked up from other threads.
    Ducky if I can learn this program, you can too!!! I just sat down with coffee and the manual and started going through it, I got stuck a few times and gave EQ a phone call and they walked me right through it!!! I'm at the halfway point in the manual and later in the summer I'm tackling the 2nd half. The first half was very fun, and I wanted to get real comfortable with that part before moving on :wink: 8)

  17. #17
    in2stitchin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    NWA
    Posts
    112
    I've been using EQ since EQ4 ... EQ6 is amazing.

    Here's how it started ... about7 yeasrs ago I told Hubby that I wanted a quilting software (He's a puter_Geke) One who supports my "habit" He researched this with me and on his own ... I was fine and you will be tii,


  18. #18
    Power Poster SulaBug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Somewhere in SANTA Land.
    Posts
    10,124
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by dungeonquilter
    Here are two layouts.
    Hope this helps.
    Debra
    Your layouts are terrific!! :D I don't have the EQ6, but it looks like it would great fun to work with. :D :D :D :D

  19. #19
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9,792
    Blog Entries
    1
    Okay--I'm stuck between Debra's first design and the one below... it'd be 56" square an awkward size for a quilt? I'm kind of a rectangular quilt person... :roll: What do you all think?

    Or--this one needs to grow two rows wider and maybe 4 taller....

    Or maybe I should just make it 8x8 and leave it--then I could lay it out now!! I have enough squares. Then I could get started on the next 749 projects I have planned! :shock:

    Also--would you border it--with a mixed floral fabric? Or leave it as is?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  20. #20
    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    In the middle of a mess...
    Posts
    19,993
    Karla....where are the other layouts you had?
    I can't find them..probably looked right past them, but there was one on those that you posted before that was nice.

  21. #21
    Power Poster Lacelady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    12,323
    Blog Entries
    19
    My two pennyworth is that I like the first one best, but they are both nice.

  22. #22
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9,792
    Blog Entries
    1
    Here you go, Terri: http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/18907.page

    I like this #6 one. But--square???

  23. #23
    Power Poster Lacelady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    12,323
    Blog Entries
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Here you go, Terri: http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/18907.page

    I like this #6 one. But--square???
    I like number four, the spiral looking one of this selection, and the blocks are amazing, but I do agree that the sunflowers stand out a little too much for me.

  24. #24
    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    In the middle of a mess...
    Posts
    19,993
    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Here you go, Terri: http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/18907.page

    I like this #6 one. But--square???
    I like #2 on that set. I even like the corners even tho you say you dont. My original fav was number 5, but looking at it again, nah..I like 2

  25. #25
    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    In the middle of a mess...
    Posts
    19,993
    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Here you go, Terri: http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/18907.page

    I like this #6 one. But--square???
    I like #2 on that set. I even like the corners even tho you say you dont. My original fav was number 5, but looking at it again, nah..I like 2.

    The sunflowers could either be removed completely or put on the edges

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.