I Won the EQ7 Block Challenge!

I am really excited to share that I won the EQ7 Timeless Treasures Charleston Block Challenge!  After taking a class at NC Quilt Symposium, I entered the contest on the EQ7 blog Do You EQ.  It was a block design challenge using a new line of fabrics from Timeless Treasures called Charleston.  I was notified yesterday that I won, and I am just thrilled!!  Here is my block entry.


Asymmetrical blocks always give room for so many variations of quilt design!  This one would be all applique, so I will be working on creating something pieced to get this kind of effect.  Here are some of the quilts that could be done with this block.  Isn’t it interesting how some placements seem too busy, and others are just right?

Charleston1 Charleston4

Charleston2 Charleston3

I won a fat quarter bundle from Timeless Treasures in the Charleston fabric line, how cool is that!  There goes my Stashbuster challenge, more yards in, LOL!!


I also won a $75 gift certificate for EQ7 goodies, so I can do even more designs for the blog!  What fun, can’t wait to get my goodies!!  I’ve ordered two EQ7 design books to learn more about using the software, plus a couple of boxes of special paper to print foundations or quilting designs for tear-away from EQ7.  I am excited to learn more about using my toys!

If you are visiting from the EQ7 blog, welcome!  I’d like to invite you to look around my blog.  I do a lot of different things, quilting and sewing mostly, but also gardening, stamping, cooking, crafting, and mountain living.  Visit my Etsy Store Craftnut’s Studio for great buys on quilting fabrics and more from cleaning out my stash, with more to come this weekend.   I’ll be listing more items this weekend and next week, I have to move some out so more can come in, LOL!!  Thanks for coming by!

Update, the next contest is for a quilt using the block design submitted – so I did this –

Charleston Quilt

I would love to win this too, it would mean even more goodies!!

35 thoughts on “I Won the EQ7 Block Challenge!

  1. Heidi

    Congrats Carole, how exciting! Your block is stunning! I never did the EQ7 upgrade, but I like using my EQ6 to visualize quilt design, usually after I have sketched the basics.
    I didn’t know you are on Etsy, what breed is that adrable pooch?

  2. Karen

    Congrats! Way to go! Nice looking fabric winnings. You really didn’t think you’d win that stashbusting challenge, now did You?! ! ! LOL ! Have a great day!

  3. Bonnie Hartel

    Congratulations Carole! That’s really beautiful. So glad you are in Tarheels to inspire us Bonnie

  4. Congratulations! The block you designed is wonderful. The layouts you posted would all make spectacular quilts. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful creative day!

  5. sgrancio

    Congratulations! Love your block, but would NOT be looking to do it in appliqué! I have EQ, but don’t really use it that much, as I guess I am a bit more of a wing-it designer. Maybe having the despised Windows 8 on my laptop is part of the problem!!

  6. Congratulations. I love my EQ and would be totally lost without it. Have you thought what you are going to make with your winnings, or is it going on the just for petting shelf.

  7. Congratulations a well deserved win. I would love to see this quilt made up as I do really love design 3 of your photos. I am also interested to your decision to purchase the EQ as it is something I am considering.

  8. Mildred Plaskett

    Congratulations great block and nice prizes for you. A couple of the quilt designs you show reminds me of looking in a kaleidoscope.

  9. Susan

    Congratulations! Beautiful block, and love the quilt designed with it. Good luck on the next contest!

  10. Laura

    The block made into a quilt is beautiful. It would take someone very experienced in applique to do it justice! Are you thinking of making the actual quilt? I hope you win the contest!

  11. Carie

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s wonderful news, it’s a great block and I love your mock up variations, they’re like looking through a kaleidoscope!

  12. lesleystorts

    Great job! I really like the block and all of the variations. So fun that you won and received money AND fabric!

  13. Crystal

    Hi Carole,

    I stumbled across your beautiful Charleston block design through the DoYouEq website and fell immediately in love with it. I am the Committee Chairman for my local quilt guild (about 160 members) and was wondering if you are willing to share the design with my guild for a block challenge that we do every year. EQ is still a bit of a mystery to me and having the P7 file if you are willing to share would be very much enjoyed and appreciated. We would definitely give you credit for the design and would be happy to list your blog/Craftsy/Esty information if this is agreeable.

    Please feel free to contact me via email.
    Looking forward to hearing from you in the near future.


  14. What a cool applique block! I haven’t explored applique design in EQ7 yet, but it’s on my “bucket list.” Congratulations! I’m here via Val’s archive linky.

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