Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fiesta Fans

This project was one of those 'special accidents'. I began editing a traditional fan block in EQ. I gave it vivid colors, a little rotation and this is what turned up. I began this project way back in 2002! I submitted it, with a less dramatic border, as a Club Eq challenge project. When I submitted the file, I made a comment that I should make it for real. Well, dear Penny, a major player at the EQ Company, dared me to make it. So,  I did.  Where is the pic of the real quilt?  It is still a top, a UFO! I made this in my early quilting days. I  trimmed the blocks wrong, so that the quarter circle arcs didnt meet up properly.

I paper pieced the fan blades independently, then joined them into a fan. I used interfacing on the curved edges of the blades, so I could sew on the line and invert it to a finished edge. I appliqued the fan to the background squares. I planned some nice fancy quilting in the open areas.

I might actually finish this quilt, if Penny dared me again, but not this year. Actually, next year would be the 10-year mark from 2002. Unbelievable!  That may be a good year to finish it!

If you would like the EQ7 file for this project, you can download it here
Please remember that you must have EQ7 installed on your computer in order to open this file.

Fiesta Fans Quilt - http://www.box.net/shared/ldljpqcgb0m217ggzinv


  1. Thanks for the pattern Kat. WOW! I'm impressed. Not sure if I will make it but it is intriguing and great for inspiration.

  2. Thanks for popping in to visit my blog this morning! I love this design, it looks like something right up my alley. I don't have EQ(any) but I did piddle a bit with EQ5. I know nothing about computers and it didn't work so well for me. Internet--now that I know about!

    Like your verse up top. I have a woman's Bible study blog too and we are very slowly going through Proverbs right now. I'd love to have you join as I am always looking for input in our conversations. We have some very new Bible readers over there!

  3. AHA! You're bad. I'm making a pact to finish it next year - thatwill be the 10-year anniv.


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