EQ 7 Jump Start Quilt Along: Block 2

by Judy Tucker

This week we are making the second block in the EQ 7 Jump Start Quilt Along.  This block is called  Eccentric Star.

The lesson this week is about using fabrics and colors available in the program, on-line and by scanning in designing a block.  It's great if you can get the fabric on-line but if not, it's fun to be able to scan the fabric you have in-hand that you think you might want to use.  Or maybe it turns out that a particular fabric isn't you want--Scan once, Cut never!!

Jenny provides information about Resolution, pixel size,  and using Descreen (or Magazine) so the weave of the fabric doesn't interfere with the scan.  Files are saved as JPG files.
Full details on how to do this are on the post for EQ7 Jump Start Quilt Along: Block 2.

Each month EQ offers a free download of a set of current fabrics which you can find on Electric Quilt's (EQ) website in the Fabrics of the Month feature.

I had fun moving the colors and a fabric, a lot like my dark teal, which I found in the EQ Fabric Library, around on the worktable.  I finally decided to add another Kona solid in a slightly different blue.  I wanted the star to shine in the block rather than the rays.

Here is my finished block.  I am using the 9 inch block which is a good size for my fussy cut center block.

And Block 1 and 2 together.