|First Paper Pieced Pineapple Block Completed, 17 3/4"|
Now, for the magic: After finishing this first block, I wanted to get a sneak peak of what the finished quilt might look like. This quilt will be fake scrappy, as most of my quilts are (meaning that I mimic the look of a thrifty, dig-through-the-scrap-bin quilt by purchasing lots of NEW fabric and cutting it up into little pieces for my projects), but I'll be using the same coral red fabric for the centers and corners of my blocks, and similar combinations of neutrals, greens, and blues. So I photographed my block from above, cropped out the seam allowances, and used my nifty new EQ7 quilt design software to resize the block photo and duplicate it into a quilt design. This is what my finished quilt will look like:
|Sneaky Peaky: My FUTURE Finished Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt, 104" x 104"|
So I'd say the quilting software was a really good purchase. I've only watched a couple of the tutorial videos and played around with it a bit through trial-and-error so far, so I've only scratched the surface of its capabilities, but I can tell already that I'll probably be using EQ7 in some capacity for all of my future projects.
I'm linking up with Design Wall Monday over at Patchwork Times, as well as the NewFO linky party at Cat Patches. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has been working on as well. Happy stitching!