Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I was looking at my booklet from accuquilt and thought about dies I haven’t tried in a while or not at all.
Then I came across the Value die that you get with the Go! cutter when you buy it and I don’t think I ever designed a quilt around it, so why not!?
It makes a 4” and 2” finished square and 2” finished half square triangles
So immediately I thought of a 8” block.
I started with an 8” block in EQ and made the grid and snaps at 16
and started playing.
Now this would JUST include the squares, no triangles
but still a fun block
and fun quilt
Let’s go back to the block
how about a simple star block
and a quilt with this block
I would probably make it scrappy then
going back to the original block and adding triangles in just the corners
and a quilt with the block again
how about a mix of blocks
or this one
Let’s go back and do another block that’s not symmetrical.
Start by splitting the block into a four patch
Easy to make a simple double four patch block
Can’t remember what this block is called
in a quilt layout
and every other block rotated
and having the four patch alternating with the block
After downloading some monthly fabrics from DOyouEQ
I colored this in with April 2014’s fabrics.
And this one using the July 2014 Tonga batiks
(If you don’t know how to download fabrics into EQ, I did this tutorial on it)
Have you tried to make a quilt or designed a quilt using the Value die?
Link up either a quilt made or an EQ sketch.