I just finished working on a fall quilt. As I showed it in some of the quilting groups online a lot of questions were ask. I thought I would give a brief explanation of how I came up with this quilt.
I get most of my clipart from here I take the clipart and resize using photoshop to the size I want. I usually print it off using black and white.. I flip the image so I can trace the parts I want and I trace them right on to heat and bond light. I do use a light box for this. I was lucky that my grand son bought me one for Christmas and I love it. I put all the pieces on the fabric that I want mostly scraps. and cut them out .. I then print off the image again the right way still in black and white not flipped and use it to place the pieces on the fabric. I use the blanket stitch on my Janome for most of the applique. I am not very good at hand embroidery so I try to do all that I can with my machine. I made a stitch library of all my stitches at different sizes so that I know which one to use. I use a light tearaway stablizer under the applique and I cut my squares just a little bigger than I want them so I can cut them to the perfect size when I am ready. I used graph paper to fiqure out my quilt layout first but had to readjust when I added sashing. I do have EQ7 but still have not learned how to use it. I really hope this helps. I have thought about writing patterns for these quilts but am not really sure how to go about that yet. I may try it though. Have a nice day. .