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Around the World Blog Hop and QDAD

Thanks so much to everyone that stopped by to read my (long) Around the World Blog Hop post last Monday! Today, the 4 fun bloggers that I “tagged” last week are going to post, and I really want to encourage you to go check them out and see what they are up to!

As I mentioned at the end of my post last week, I really encourage people who are Modern Quilt Guild members to listen to Anne Sullivan’s webinar about Quilt Design a Day: Discovering Your Creative Process (it is available to watch for free on the MQG Community site!).

Well, after watching it myself, I decided to jump in, join the QDAD Facebook group, and start challenging myself to spend a bit of time each morning creating a quilt design in EQ5. After 11 days of consistently participating, I can tell that I am more comfortable with the program I am using. I do not “love” what I create each day, but it has been a great exercise. It is definitely not for everyone, but if you would like to work with your creativity, I think this is a fun way to play. I do not plan to post each and every one of the designs I create, but for today I’ll put up a few that I have already found very interesting!

August 14th was the first day I participated in Quilt Design a Day. I was really attracted to the global hues color palette and design seed image, and I was relatively pleased with my quilt design.

A week into the challenge, and I had a lot more confidence navigating around EQ5. I liked the lace idea from the design seed name. And while the flower is queen anne’s lace, it also made me think of dandelion seeds blowing in the wind. So deconstructed lace, kind of gingham style unraveling at the edges is what I was going for with this design.

And from this past Saturday, I decided to call this one rice and french fries. (Looking at the inspiration photo, my husband sees rice and I see french fries.)

0 thoughts on “Around the World Blog Hop and QDAD

  1. Jan O says:

    Wow, your interpretations of the Design Seeds palettes and images are amazing! If you like EQ5, you would love EQ7. It’s so much more intuitive and versatile. Worth every penny!

  2. Wow! I love seeing your EQ sketches. Such beautiful work. I’m especially fond of the crystal tones design as its unlike anything I’ve seen before. I’m with your husband – I see rice 🙂

  3. Vera says:

    These are not bad at all! Well done! I especially like the first one.

  4. Beth S. says:

    So creative! I really like your lace design. So, when are you whipping one of these up? 🙂

  5. Ruth says:

    Love the lace and the dandelion image. all 3 are quite different!

  6. I love that first design! I’ve been thinking about giving QDAD a try too, but haven’t gotten around to it (procrastination is a horrible thing!).

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)