Oh, I really love this new EQ6. When I first started quilting - I started with some books, and some JoAnn's BOM's which were precut. They were safe - fabrics were chosen for me. Then I branched out and started buying patterns and getting my own fabrics (but always closely matching what the pattern looked like). Then I joined an online group and went a little outside the box, using patterns from the net, and sticking to color schemes. Most of my work now is done from patterns and my own fabrics, but always someone else's designs. Years ago, I took a picture of a bank in Alexandria, Egypt. They had the most beautiful stained glass ceilings - don't ask me how they kept them clean. I vowed that one day I would make them into a quilt. With this EQ6 - I can see that happening (but no time soon) Yesterday I started working on my first design, today I added some borders - what do you think - all constructive criticism is appreciated !