Thanks for all the great advice regarding EQ8. I’ve decided to go for it. I’m also looking into the classes suggested by several of you to get the most out of this investment. If you are interested in a great video preview, click here.
Moving on, there has been progress on the Buckeye blocks.
The blocks are nearly done. There will be a total of 84. I’ve been working on these in between a whole bunch of secret sewing projects that I won’t be able to share for several months.
I sew a few papers, then work on secret sewing, then cut a few apart….
This cutting apart really hurts my shoulder. I press down on the ruler really hard to keep it from slipping when I need to cut exactly on a line. Ouch. I’m so happy this cutting is all done.
I have played around a bit in EQ7 with ideas for these blocks.
I have no destination for this quilt so there is no rush to finish it.
Have a great day!
Isn’t it fun to make something with no deadline?
For ruler slippage, try a piece of non-slip shelf liner. I got mine at the dollar store, works great at keeping the ruler steady. I like the second layout as well.
I had the same issue with shoulder/neck pain due too holding the ruler too firmly to avoid slippage. What worked for me was to put small squares or thin strips of adhesive backed sandpaper ( fine grit) on the underside of my ruler.
This is going to be lovely!
I like the second version. Good luck.