This giveaway is for people who already own EQ7. The software will not work without it.
I recently received the Star Power software for EQ7, by Judy Martin. It contains 110 block and 61 quilts, all designed and ready for you to use. One of my favorite things about EQ is the ability to quickly recolor projects, and that’s the easiest way to use this software. For example, this Simple Stars quilt in orange…
But there are other ways to use it. The blocks can be used in other quilts, and other blocks can be used in the existing settings. I started with this quilt design, called All in the Family:
I replaced all of the star blocks with another block in the EQ7 database called Whirlpool, then recolored it and ended up with this:
That setting would have taken me forever to create because it isn’t a simple grid, or even straightforward borders. Instead, I spent about 7 minutes replacing blocks and recoloring.
Electric Quilt has always been great about calculating yardage and showing cutting instructions, but this software comes with an added feature: piecing diagrams. The CD has a folder full of PDFs, one for each quilt, that show the overall quilt, piecing diagrams for each block in the quilt, any additional pieces for settings, and finally an illustration of the entire quilt with the location of each block indicated. These are diagrams only, showing the order to assemble the pieces not written instructions, but they’ll be helpful for some of the more complex blocks. In order to use the diagrams, I believe you need to open the PDFs from the CD, not from EQ7. That’s what I did, anyway.
Best of all, they gave me a second copy to give away to a reader. This giveaway is open internationally. The only restriction is that you must already have EQ7, as Star Power cannot operate on its own. It is a collection of files that are opened in EQ7. To enter, please leave a comment below. I don’t usually like the whole “get another entry if you do this, that, or the other thing,” but because the EQ7 ownership restriction will limit the pool of winners, I will give a second entry if you blog about the giveaway OR share it on Facebook and come back and leave a second comment. The giveaway will be open for two weeks. I’ll choose the winner on Wednesday, November 21.
I was given this software by Electric Quilt with no obligation to write about it. I just love their products, and wanted to tell you a little about the giveaway so you knew what you could win!