Do you have a quilt that got you interested in quilt making?
Here is mine. My grandmother made the following quilt for me (probably in the late 60s or early 70s). I loved the quilt and when it began to wear out I wanted another one for my bed.
When I look at it today, it isn't very "inspiring" -- but I still treasure it as a gift from my grandmother. She has been gone for many decades -- but her memory and her handiwork -- are still with me.
Note that she appliqued the corners on the alternate blocks. There were no rotary cutting tools available to her. It was also hand quilted (and is probably the only hand quilted quilt that will ever grace my bed).
This go me thinking about designing an Irish Chain quilt in EQ8. What would I do differently in my design?
In my EQ8 video tutorial, I take you through my thought process as I design this quilt. I also decided to incorporate a shamrock wreath quilting design I created in Art and Stitch. In the video tutorial, I will share will you how to use a .exp file to insert quilting designs on your EQ8 quilt.
Here are a couple of photos of my designed quilt.
If you are interested in purchasing the digitized quilting design used in my quilt (for either longarm or embroidery machines), click here.
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Irish Eyes Quilt Pattern
Shamrock Quilting Designs
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There are also both embroidery and quilting formats included with the downloads for these patterns. (No need to purchase separately.)
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