Thursday, January 27, 2022

Electric Quilt Design Challenge: Best of Morris


Electric Quilt has a monthly Design Challenge featuring a fabric line to upload to your EQ8 program with a fabric prize for the winner picked randomly from the entrants. In December '21 the winner got a fat quarter pack of my Best of Morris fabric from Moda.

Maureen Franz designed an applique sampler with a great color scheme.

Fi Bowman combined applique and piecing.
Many of the entrants are professional designers like Fi. The EQ
page features links to their various sites.

See the 45 entrants here:


Scroll down to see pictures of all. Most used pieced designs from the EQ block library or BlockBase+ but it seems Afton Warrick designed her own.

More original design from another Barbara B.

Jane worked small. She's good at using EQ to fussy cut for her sketches.

I like Kristy's idea of making a different tree for each print in the line.

Sue is new to EQ and created a border design with
proportions figured out for her.

Christine is a master of repeat design!

One of my favorite things to do in EQ is pairing an alternate block to see
 what kind of secondary designs come up.

What a border!

Three Blocks

Fun to try to figure out Roberta's design.

Supply Chain

I did a design but didn't enter and I have been thinking about it.
It would work better if the chains overlapped.

Dark over light. All those mid-range colors though make it tough to get enough contrast. Would be better to use several Morris collections with more darks and lights rather than just one line. See the pattern for Supply Chain here:



  1. Wow, there's some gorgeous quilts designed. Thanks for the reminder about the contest results.

  2. Lots of inspiration in this post! Thanks