Following the charm square craziness that fell upon my shop after Ashley posted this amazing quilt top a couple of weeks ago, I thought I'd give the people what they wanted and have put together a 36-random-squares charm pack of Liberty prints - no duplicates, no strict colour scheme, just Liberty print loveliness.
Naturally, the first thing I did was steal a couple of the packs to see what I could do with them. I made this baby quilt top, which measures 32"x36" using just one charm pack and some plain organic cotton I had kicking around.
And if you're wondering why I was too lazy to turn this into an actual quilt, it's because I'm going to add to it with another few charm packs and bring it up to either single or double bed size. Would you believe I have never actually made myself a Liberty print quilt? And since making one appeared in my mental 'to make' list, I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and make myself one while also doing important product testing (and I almost typed that with a straight face).
Making this quilt top with absolutely no idea how far the charm pack would go has made me think some more about ordering EQ7. I think I'd get a lot of use out of it, not least for putting together some quilt patterns or tutorials for the shop. I'm still a bit nervous about running it on a Mac, even though there's a Yahoo group to help, as in order to run it I'd need to use some kind of virtual Windows software - there are a handful of options about, none of which have impressed me desperately when Adam's had to use them for work. Decisions decisions. Has anyone used it? Has it made your Mac run v-e-e-e-r-r-r-y-y-y- s-l-l-l-o-o-o-o-w-l-l-l-y-y-y-y-y-y?