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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

EQ6 Applique' Drawing

Electric Quilt Company has four excellent companion books for EQ6.  I've been playing with EQ6 and enjoying the lessons found within the companion book:  EQ6 Appliqué Drawing, Beginner's Guide to Drawing Like a Pro, by Angie Padilla.  Angie is a well known designer, who is also the creator of  the My Dream House add-on for EQ5 and EQ6. This book provides a large collection of short exercises that are perfect for a beginner to advanced EQ6 user, who wants to develop their skills on creating applique designs in EQ6. 

This powerful book has eight chapters, each full of short lessons, provide simple to follow instructions and great visuals.  You start off with simple drawing steps that are so easy to follow that even a non-artist (me) can easily create cute drawings in EQ6.

And, even while learning the basics you'll be amazed how quickly you'll be creating delightful applique designs.  I also love how easy it is to export these cute designs to be able to take images (e.g. jpg, bmp) to create greeting cards, etc.

Before you know it, by Chapter 3 you are creating more complex designs and feeling very creative and inspired to create more.
By Chapter 5 you are learning how to put all the the insights together to create amazzing designs.  I love how you can pull in an image, easily trace it, and ultimately create an applique design based on your image (e.g. rabbit). 

This book is amazing.  I strongly recommend this companion book for EQ6 users.  EQ also provides a sample lesson, from this book, that you may want to check out:  http://tinyurl.com/yeq5bqk

For more info on this book:  http://tinyurl.com/y8uw8ss

While I'm a newbie to EQ6 and have just started the exercises in this delightful EQ6 Applique Drawing book, I spent a few minutes today playing (and learning).  My personal exercise, using some basic insights from this book, was to create a little quilt for EQ the Mouse.  Tomorrow, April lst, EQ the Mouse's 19th birthday. So, I decided I'd make a quilt with a picture of EQ the Mouse and a big block of swiss cheese.

If you are not familiar with EQ the Mouse, you can get to know him on Facebook:  http://tinyurl.com/create.php  But EQ the Mouse is a fun little mouse, that is quite talented and very friendly.  But he does like to travel with Penny Morris and clearly doesn't like being left behind.  If you are on Facebook I hope you'll become a Fan of EQ The Mouse and go wish him a very Happy Birthday!

And I do hope you'll pick up the companion books for EQ6.  I highly recommend EQ6 Applique' Drawing, by Angie Padilla.  Great book and great way to build your EQ6 skills!



Dawn said...

I will definitely check out this book. This is exactly what I've been struggling with in EQ6. Thanks for posting this!

Micki said...

I will also check out this book...I can see a lot of possibilities in utilizing it.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Great mouse! I love it!