Three Ducks would like to offer a warm welcome to visitors from Quilt University! I have noticed quite a few visitors arriving to the blog via a Quilt University referral who are reading the Eq6 tutorials on scanning fabrics for EQ6. I hope you all have been finding them helpful and understandable...LOL! I am just about ready to sit down myself and scan Jo Morton's Indigo Berries, Ravenwood and Cocoa Express. I definitely need more time in a day.I have been busy, however, preparing a new web image tutorial - Editing Quilt Photos Part 2 - which I hope to post to the blog in a day or two. All the image are done and now I just need to prepare the text.
By the way, I strongly encourage all my visitors to check out the Quilt University website if you have never done so. You can enroll in a wide variety of quilting and fibre arts courses and participate from the comfort of your own home. Registration is now underway for courses beginning March 26 (today!) up to April 30. Fran Iverson Gonzalez, the author of the EQ companion book 'EQ6 Simplified', has a course beginning April 2 on 'Advanced Layouts' design. Patti Anderson, the author of 'EQ6 Pieced Drawing', is offering two courses: the first, 'EQ6 Appliqué Design' begins April 16, and the second, 'Feathered Star', begins April 23.
(I have just enrolled in Patti Anderson's course 'EQ6 Appliqué Design'!! I have been thinking about taking one of these EQ6 courses for some time and I have finally committed myself. Besides, I really, really want to begin using EQ6 for the appliqué designs that have been swirling around in my head. I have so many ideas for my Jo Morton fabrics!)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
One of the challenges facing me when it comes to cutting these new strip and square packs is the pattern alignment (for lack of a better description) on the fabric. As you know, fabric is folded in half on the bolt and shop owners are at the mercy of a) the fabric printing process and b) the cutting and folding process.