Trying out Electric Quilt 7… Look what I made!

For my birthday, one of my gifts from my mom (thanks mom!) was a digital copy of Electric Quilt 7. I’ve been playing around with it for a week or so now, and there are things I like and I don’t like- but I’m going to save an official review of it for when I’ve gotten a little more familiar with the features and the tools available. So far, however, I’ve been having a grand ol’ time coming up with some crazy/fun (or just crazy fun) designs.

Disappearing 9-patchFirst one I came up with was a disappearing 9-patch. I wanted to play around with it- I had a layer cake that was itching to be made into something fun. The pattern to the right is what I came up with. I love the vibrancy of all the colors!

The blocks are 6”, making the finished quilt size about 48”x48”. This would be super fun to do with a charm pack. But I had a layer cake, and I decided that rather than cutting the 10” squares into four 5” squares, I would just make a larger version of the pattern. I did that because the fabric was just so pretty, and I wanted to give it a chance to really pop. That, and because I wanted to see what it would look like with larger squares, not quite so busy?

I have to say, I am very pleased with the result. I’m still on the edge about whether I should have cut them down to 5” square size or not. I’ll get the comparison up as soon as we have some sunny weather for a good picture or two.

TetrisThe other quilt I designed was a nod back to my earliest video game days. Tetris was the very first video game I ever played. I got it for the game boy pocket edition- I think my parents thoughts were that if they let me have the handheld gaming system, I wouldn’t want the consoles. (They were wrong.)

I call it Homage du Tetris.

Yeah… not as cool as it sounded in my head. Sorry.

Happy sewing shenanigans!

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