CLUB EQ MAY CHALLENGE
5 wonderful designs were submitted by 3 Inklingo quilters!
Anneke of Stof Genoeg, Elly of Mad4patchwork and Erin of A Prairie Home Quilts designed gorgeous Red and White quilts which it would actually be possible to sew—with Inklingo. LOL You can see them here.
Some of the pre-Inklingo designs would be extremely challenging to create in fabric. Electric Quilt and Inklingo are a perfect combo. When you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo, you have a line to cut on and a line to sew on.
You can actually sew whatever you design in EQ with Inklingo shapes!
The quilters who submitted quilts receive the project files for all 91 quilts. They are not available to other quilters.
There is a strong incentive to enter in June, don’t you think?
JUNE CLUB EQ CHALLENGE
The June Club EQ Challenge is Twenty! Celebrating 20 years of EQ! It could be 20 blocks, 20 colors, 20 inches, 20 shapes, 20 whatever. Barb Vlack created two examples to get you started. Her 20/20 Vision is very clever!
Isn’t it amazing to think that quilters have been using computers to design quilts with Electric Quilt for 20 years already?
This gets me thinking. There is a 20 inch Inklingo Feathered Star. It is not the same as any of the Feathered Star blocks in Block Base or EQ7. With the new image trace feature in EQ7, it should not be too difficult to draw. . .
HOORAY! ANOTHER PROJECT FILE TO DOWNLOAD
There is an Alabama Beauty block in this file for you. I thought Alabama might have been the 20th US state, but it is the 22nd. But wait! Interstate 20 runs through Alabama. How about 20 Alabama Beauties along Route 20?
I also included the half Clamshell shape in the project file, which makes an interesting block called Quilter’s Fan (Beyer 433-12). It is one shape, 4 in a block. Maybe 20 different colors?
How about 20 Questions? 20 Calories (about 3 almonds, one cracker)? 20 Degrees Celcius is about 68 Fahrenheit, which is a comfortable room temperature. Where does that take you?
Oh, I just remembered. There is a small river near here called the Twenty. The Twenty Valley is in the Niagara tourist region with wineries, golf, etc. I don’t know why they named the creek the Twenty. Any clues there?
When there is a space in a URL, it is often filled with %20. Is there a way to use that? There is the G-20 group of Finance Ministers. Are there any songs with 20 in them? What about a musical score?
The Roman numeral for 20 is XX. It makes me think of Quarter Square Triangles.
You might find a score of ideas about the number 20 on Wikipedia too.
If you enter one or two quilts, you will score all of the designs. (Monkey likes to make puns. I groan.)
If you use Inklingo shapes (and I hope you will), please make a note of the Inklingo Shape Collection on the notecard in your project file. The notecard feature in EQ is indispensable.
You name your quilt for the ClubEQ Challenge, and if you include Inklingo in the name, it will make it easier for Inklingo quilters to identify which quilts they want to make.
FABULOUS EQ SUPPORT
There are fabric downloads and contests and Anneke’s Stof Genoeg blog is featured too!
If you are thinking about buying EQ, or are learning to use EQ, you will love what you learn by belonging to the Info-EQ list hosted by Planet Patchwork.
Inklingo quilters have a head start with the Inklingo Design Books and the project files provided on this blog. You can create amazing designs—and sew them—thanks to the cutting and stitching lines printed on the fabric with Inklingo.
It would be wonderful to see more Inklingoable quilts when the Club EQ results are posted this summer.
Got an idea or twenty? Ready to learn EQ? Ready to inspire? Is your EQ open yet? Don’t wait another 20 minutes! Start now and you could be featured next!
Linda & Monkey
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.
I hope more than three Inklingoists will submit EQ6 or EQ7 designs by June 30. Will you?