Citron Sample 1a

The Electric Quilt 7 software arrived in the mail on Friday of last week…I’ve been going NUTS designing patterns with it, and what a difference great technology makes.

I went from graph paper and colored pencils and hours of drawing and erasing to being able to create an entire pattern, complete with colors, dimensions, borders, sashing, and whatever else in minutes.

The above is the pattern I’m thinking of using next.

Citron Sample 2b

Or maybe this one…

Which do you like better???

citron gray color story michael millerI will be using the Citron Gray collection from Michael Miller, and those are the actual fabrics from the collection. I saved thumbnails of the fabric and was able to import them into the program and use my actual fabric in the design. You can also scan the fabric in for a more accurate representation. I love it!

two buck tuesdays

Also, Two-Buck Tuesdays are back at Thanksgiving Point this August. If you don’t have a membership, this is your chance to enjoy all the venues for cheap with your family!

amy butler fabric

As for now, this quilt is still what’s keeping me up past my bedtime. I’m not even halfway finished, but I hope to get the top all put together before Citron Gray arrives. Hexagons are a bother, but it’s going to be so cute!

Now I’m off to a doctor’s appointment to see how Sharky fares. Happy Wednesday!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nemesis August 3, 2011 at 8:57 am

Holy dang that’s cool. I love both patterns but think I like the 2nd zig-zag one best!

2 Kimberly R August 3, 2011 at 10:27 am

Nice – I really like the patterns – technology has sure come a long way. I am more of a straight line person so – number one is my personal choice. Whichever you decide I am sure will be wonderful – be sure to share pics of the completed project!

3 Greta August 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Wow that is awesome! I can’t wait to start quilting. I just figured out my sewing machine, haha. I like the first pattern better, can’t really say why! Love the colors for sure :) I’m excited to see what the hexagon one will look like!

4 Michelle August 11, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Oooh, hard to decide. Maybe I like the diagonals (first one) better. I have had EQ 6 forever and haven’t played with it yet! Too intimidated.

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