I think I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that one of my goals for the year was to learn more of the features of EQ8. I thought about looking for some online classes but eventually settled on using a book. I know I won't actually retain a lot of the information but hopefully I can remember that something I want to do is possible and I'll have the book as a reference. There are actually 2 of these workbooks and I bought both. The first book has 8 chapters/projects and I got started last night.
I can already tell that this is going to be a great exercise.
In this first lesson I've already learned how to resize an applique on the background. I didn't even have a clue that it was possible to do that!
I learned about framing blocks with Serendipity. I knew about Serendipity but have really only used it to merge blocks. I didn't know that it was a feature to frame blocks like this or to do any of the 5 other things it can do!
The lesson finished off with Auto Borders. I remember using borders some in an earlier version but I think it's much more advanced than what I remember. This Auto Border feature is a rabbit hole that you could sink into for several hours.
It's already worth the $30 that I spent on the book. Next up is creating negative spaces for modern quilts. I think I know how to do this one but I'm sure I'll learn something new.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.