Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chubby Stars, EQ7, and a Couple of Rhinos

While blog-hopping, I discovered these really cool stars: Chubby Stars!  They are part of a "Chubby Stars Quilt Along" by Tracy at Tracyjay Quilts.  She has a button you can add to your blog:
chubby stars quilt along banner copy
And all kinds of information about it on her blog.  Tracey kindly gave me permission to feature it here on my blog.

I don't have time to join -- although it's tempting.  But I love this block.  OK, I pretty much love all stars.  But this one is unusual and, depending on the fabrics and values one chooses,  it could have some pretty cool secondary patterns in a really beautiful quilt.
In my Third Thursday EQ class, we were assigned homework.  Pick a quilt and figure it out in EQ.  Easy peasy, huh?  Well, that all depends on the quilt.  And the blocks.  And because my EQ skills are, um, shall we say, developing?  Not so easy.  So I drew the block in "patchdraw."  It took me several tries before I got it right.  I finally figured out the correct grid values, and, VOILA!  It was easy!

Then I played with the cornerstones.

After I figured out the blocks,  I could play with values and colors.

I like 'em all.  Thanks, Tracey!

Beth wanted to know which of the fiberglass animals at the zoo yesterday was my favorite.  I liked a lot of them -- and took pictures of most of them.  This rhino was my favorite.

The backbone and tail were a snake!  So cool.

And just for reference, here is the real thing.


Robbie said...

OK, I'm lovin' this Rhino! Especially from the back! Very cool isn't it!

Beth said...

I like the Rhino too!!! the front shoulder with the giraffe and other animals is pretty cool too.

I need to spend some time with EQ7... well actually an version... Problem is vidoes don't run here... very well. So the video help doesn't help!


traceyjay said...

these are so cool! I LOVE how you played with the values!

(I really need to get EQ7)

Staci said...

Thanks for playing with the Chubby Stars. I'm doing the quilt along, and you've given me new ideas to think about!