|6" Sampler Block, Not-Quite-Peaceful Hours|
|EQ7 Block Mockup|
This is one of my favorite ways to use the EQ7 software, for virtual auditions of color, pattern and value before cutting into my real fabric. Although you CAN scan and import all of your actual fabric into EQ7 for this purpose, I usually just find something similar that's already in the fabric stash library, as I did in the mockup above.
|Peaceful and Not-Quite-Peaceful, Side by Side|
As you can see, the blocks are very similar, but I think they are different enough that they can both go in the same sampler quilt. I won't be setting them side by side in the final quilt layout. The version on the right was a lot easier to piece because there were no angled/inset seams like there are in the Peaceful Hours block on the left.
I like the contrast in my Not-Quite-Peaceful block. I also like that I combined fabrics that "don't go together": a Kaffe Fassett print in the center, the blue batik, solid white, and the thirties reproduction print with the off-white background that I used on the corners.
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