My fingers are sore from excessive hand stitching, so I am taking a break with my computer tonight. As some of you may have noticed, I have been a busy bee adding new patterns to my pattern blogs this fall. Slowly, very slowly, I am working my way through my seemingly never ending backlog, doing all my illustrations and calculations in Excel. Now, I have shared my perpetual love for Excel several times here on my blog, but this weekend I made a giant step into 2013 and ordered EQ7 design software to use for pattern writing.
I got EQ5 from husband for a birthday several years ago (before you oooh and aaah; I ordered it myself,), but did not care for it at all. It might have something to do with the fact that I never took the time to really get to know it, but it did not sit right with me. I understand that EQ7 is much more user friendly, and now I cannot wait for mine to arrive.
So, tonight I have done what may be my last quilt pattern illustrations in Excel, and to mark the end of this era, I have posted a free pattern to my mother in law’s favourite pillow - The Totally Square Pillow.
This is a super easy, scrap friendly pillow which would look just as good in any colour way. This particular pillow is being used all year around despite of the Christmassy blue fabric. You’ve gotta love that.
You can download the pattern here.