For the Farmer's Wife Sampler, I wanted to be able to track my progress with an on-point setting and to audition some setting colors like GreyCat Quilts and The Loop were doing on their blogs. For that, I used EQ7 and digital photos of my blocks that I scanned on my flatbed scanner.
Here's how I did it using EQ:
- I wanted this is a separate project, so I created a new project file.
- I created the quilt layout. I used 6-inch blocks in a 7x9, on-point layout with sashings and two borders - at least for now. I might change it later.
- I imported the quilt block photos to the Photos Library and moved them to my Project Sketchbook. (See EQ7 Help menu for instructions on how to do that).
- From the Quilt Worktable, I used the Set Photo tool to add each block to Layer 1. I had to add the Set Photo tool to my toolbar. It was not there by default.
- I also colored my sashings, cornerstones, and borders.
- When the progress chart looked the way I wanted it to, I chose Export Image from the File menu. The dialog box will let you choose image quality, file type (I used png), and name as usual. For posting on the web, 72 dpi resolution is fine.
- Once the image is saved, I can work with it in the usual way.
You can get a better view of my blocks in my Flickr photo album.