Oh, and on a total side note, If you are looking at the names of my quilts and wondering what's up with the extra numbers . . .I label all of my quilts in EQ with them to make them easier to find. My Pattern files start with a 1 (and you can spy 3 new working on patterns without numbers yet :) My Book quilts start with a 2 (as well as an Acronym of the book title). Published quilts start with a 3 (and MAG for Magazine or CB for Compilation Book). Quilt-Along quilts start with a 4, and Tutorial quilts start with a 5. And if I am working on something new I just label it with a name that leaves it at the bottom of the list. It just makes it so much easier to find what I am looking for in the 200 plus names of quilts ;) Just a little helpful hint in case you use EQ as well.
And speaking of new features, I have been having so much fun playing around with the new Polydraw feature. It is like a CAD program where you are designing pieces rather than lines. And the Clone and Flip Left and Right options make drawing so much faster. Just draw one piece and then paste it to another spot. So fun!!! I have a feeling I will be exploring this section a whole lot more :)
So ya, I am wishing I would have made the switch a while ago ;) I am sure I will be sharing more of the EQ8 stuff I learn over the next little bit. I am so glad I was introduced to EQ way back when. It really is such a wonderful program for anyone who has a desire to design quilts!! It was a total game changer for me, and I am excited to see what new features EQ8 will add to my creative abilities. Oh, and just in case you are in the same boat I was, I was happy to find that you don't have to buy EQ8 outright if you already have a previous EQ program. You can simply pay a smaller fee to Upgrade your already existing program. Isn't that just so sweet of EQ!!!
So ya, in summary, So glad I made the Switch and looking forward to lots more designing!!!
And now I am curious, do any of you wonderful readers EQ??? If not, have you thought about a quilt designing software?? Just wondering :)