BOM for 2017 in Electric Quilt

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If you missed the EQ7 designs of Block of the Month for 2015 and 2016, I am planning to make each year available, as well as past appliqué blocks of the month.  These would be downloads for a very low cost.  If you are interested please comment below.  If there is enough interest I will go ahead with my plans.

At first, I thought I would put the designs on a CD but then realized since I am a MAC user and many of you are PC users,  there might be compatibility issues. Then there is postage and sending to those overseas.  I just have to figure out how to do paid downloads, since I have never had those kinds of downloads from my website before.


These files will only work if you have EQ7 or a related EQ program installed on your computer, but may not work with earlier versions.  These files are inaccessible without EQ!  Click on the .pj7 file to transfer it to your computer and place it in your Electric Quilt folder.  That should do it.  

IF you have problems downloading, try a different browser!

If you have EQ7, download the files as they appear.  I will do my best to load the EQ designs with the blocks each month, although I won’t guarantee to get them out at the same time as the PDF.  Just so many hours in the day.  Check back often!

Have fun using them in your EQ quilts.  If you design a quilt with these blocks, I would love to see it and will share it in my BOM Gallery!  That actually applies to any quilt made from my patterns, whether or not it is in EQ.  Always love to see your work!

ATTENTION EQer’s!  Please read the note cards.  Since the program generates the templates, it isn’t possible to have parts in front and behind a motif at the same time.  The note card has instructions on how the part is to be placed.  I foresee that each appliquéd letter will have stems or leaves behind the actual letter or pass through the openings.  You can also decide for yourself how you want the stems and leaves placed.

When a letter has closed areas, as O, P, Q and R have, those areas are cut out of the letter fabric, exposing the background.  A little reverse appliqué for you!  Those templates are “broken” to allow for the background to show.

jan17bom.pj7 feb17bom.pj7 mar17bom.PJ7 apr17bom.pj7
may17bom.pj7 june17bom.pj7 jul17bom.pj7 aug17bom.pj7
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sep17bom.pj7 October November December




If you want to talk about the blocks or EQ7, come to the latest blog, at the link below.



28 Responsesso far.

  1. Mary Lee says:

    Would love to learn EQ designs with you. This is one of my goals for Sept. I think it would be so much fun to do it with you. Thanks

    • bdieges says:

      Thank you! I don’t quite understand what you are saying about learning EQ with me. I just put my designs on my site. If you mean you would like to ask questions, just ask!

  2. Barbara Colvin says:

    I am getting the 404 error, page not found, for the new V block. Using Chrome. Broken link? Love your BOM! Haven’t made any blocks so far, but am thinking about using them as monograms for special people.

  3. Angela says:

    Sorry but cannot find the EQ-file for June 2017? Neither IE nor Firefox Show me the file Name with the download function. Thank you for sharing These nice blocks.

    • bdieges says:

      So sorry the June block isn’t there! Have been away from home and computer for over 10 days, hoping to get it going this week, but don’t hold my feet to the fire!

      • Angela says:

        Thank you – now it is there – hope you had nice holidays. I like the flowers very much. They are the next project on my wish list kicking away some others.

      • bdieges says:

        Just loaded them yesterday. Look forward to seeing your blocks! Please send pictures as you make each one.

  4. Mandy Mitchell says:

    I am late to find you, but am now collecting the BOM2017. I certainly would be interested in a CD of the BOM2016 letters. Living in the UK, I would be more than happy to pay the extra postage. Off to explore more of you site.
    Regards, Mandy

    • bdieges says:

      Thank you! I have also been giving some serious thought to how I could have a download plugin, so that “postage” isn’t involved. You are the first to let me know you are interested. I also have several other quilts from the past that I thought would be appropriate for EQ.

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  7. Beverly Neddo says:

    unable to get the Alphabetic blocks out have try for awhile am still unable to

    • bdieges says:

      Did you try another browser? That is what others have done and they have downloaded them just fine.

  8. Sally M says:

    Can’t download EQ files in Windows 10, If I right click, I get an HTML. If I left click I get scrambled garbage. Fortunately it works just fine in Chrome, Firefox and the old IE!
    Will you be posting May (E) file soon?

    • bdieges says:

      Thank you for letting me know which browsers WORK! Will be getting to the EQ design soon, “time” is sometimes pushed to the limit in this household!

  9. Carolyn Weaver says:

    Thank you for the pattern, I would like to use just the alphabets in another project using the back basting method.

  10. Betsy says:

    Thank you for the blocks. Will you be releasing the rest of the alphabet next year?

    • bdieges says:

      Yes, this is a two year project! I don’t like planning so far in advance, but decided to “just do it!”

  11. carol says:

    Success with downloading! I decided to try downloading through Firefox and it worked like a charm! I am beyond grateful to Barbara Dieges for the time she has taken with me to try and figure this out. Not every designer would have been so thoughtful of her followers. Ms Barbara, you are a keeper!! ((Hugs)) Carol

  12. carol says:

    I cannot get the files to save. If I right click, I get an HTML. If I left click I get scrambled garbage. All other PJ7 files have always saved with no problem so what am I doing wrong? Thanks. Carol

    • bdieges says:

      Are you trying to open it with EQ? I work on a MAC. Open EQ first and try to open it. I just went to the page and I clicked on the .pj7 file. A window opened asking where to save it. Then I open My EQ folder, inside of it is a PJ7 folder, open that and that is where you save it.

  13. BONNIE THIEM says:

    I thank you that I can get the blocks in PDF. I don’t have EQ. Looking forward to making the Floral Alphabetic blocks.