Monday, January 23, 2023

Mockup Monday - Shiny Blossoms

Introducing Mockup Mondays!

Recoloring designs in EQ8 can be a bit of a time sink, but what a fun time sink it is!  Since I've already spent the time, and I know I'll succumb and do it again, and again, I thought I might as well share some of the versions I've come up with.

Some of the images are actual quilts, some are digital images.  I plan to share alternate colour mockups on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.  Enjoy!


Check out this post for a peek at how Shinny Blossoms is put together (spoiler:  stitch-and-flip corners and strip-piecing for speed and ease) and this post for closeups of some test blocks.

Fabric details

Top left:  Actual quilt made with fabrics from Connecting Threads' Frost and Flourish collection.  Kits available at Connecting Threads.

Top right: Digital images using Northcott's Dragonfly Dreams collection.

Lower right: Digital image using Connecting Thread's Nuances de Noir collection.

Lower left: Actual quilt using assorted fabrics: 

  • Grey and white shiny solids in the points and checkerboards are Kona Sheen (Silver Filigree and Glacier Grey, respectively) from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
  • Grey swirls in the large petals is Winter Village: Gray River by Amanda Murphy for Benartex 
  • Background is Shadow Play from Maywood Studio.  I think the color is Fuschia (MAS513-MJS)
  • The pink/fuschia print framiong the blooms is Marrakesh Fusion: Seeds of Marrakesh by Katarina Roccella (FUS-M-2008) from Art Gallery Fabrics


  1. Th dynamic of the design changes with each colourway. One thing I always find challenging is imagining a design I like in different colour schemes. EQ8 seems like a lot of fun as well as being helpful when creating a new design.

  2. I always find it fun to see the same pattern in different colorways and value placement. They can each appear to be a whole new design!

  3. I'll enjoy seeing the different colour mock ups & good on you for using EQ8. I have EQ6, but find it confusing, so still mainly use my old Quilt Wizard program, graph paper & colour pencils. Maybe I'm getting too old for a lot of this new technology. Take care & hugs.


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