EQ7 tutorial Tuesday
Striped tumbler block
(having a block be your "fabric")
I woke up on Christmas Eve with this idea :-)
I LOVE my Go! cutter and especially love my FUNKY dies
One favorite is the TUMBLER block.
I've seen many quilters make tumbler blocks with strips of fabrics and I want to make one too, but wanted to sketch out what it would look like first.
Here's my idea.
first start a ONE patch quilt and go under LAYOUT and pick Trapezoid (H)
If you want to match the GO! 6" die, move the bars to the right size to 6" and 6 1/2" ( I did the width 6 1/2" just because it looked better) it doesn't really matter too much, it's just for visual purposes.
ALSO, do Quilt, New quilt and horizontal layout.
Now search for RAIL
I liked the rail block with 5 stripes.
Add that to sketchbook
Now pick what fabrics you want.
I picked blacks, white on black and black on white
On the horizontal layout I added 4 rail fence blocks and colored them all different.
Then click each block and EXPORT imagine, name them rail1, rail2 etc or whatever you want :-)
before you hit okay again, you get this box
have the size be 6" x 6"
and UN select the boxes to outline patches and blocks and hit OK
Now go to fabric library and IMPORT from file
find your pics.
Mine are under YOUR DOCUMENTS/ My eq7/ Images
and don't forget to ADD these to sketchbook
The "fabric" may look like a normal fabric, but once you color with it, the stripes will show up, here it's the last 4 in my sketchbook
Here's some layouts I made- don't know WHY the blocks in the corners all white
Now you can also go and FLIP the blocks so the top fabrics are at the bottom.