Tuesday, February 19, 2013

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday- making a chick block


How to make CHICK block
 
Last week I showed my quilt in McCall's here
and I got a comment from sewcalgal and she sort of gave me the idea to do a tutorial about this chick quilt/block.
 
This was designed last spring so I tried to remember HOW I did the chick block :-)
 
If you search for CHICK in EQ7 you'll get this block.
It's still cute, but I wanted a front view
 
like this one :-)

 
begin a new block
BLOCK/new block/ easy draw +PatchDraw
 
 
Now pick the applique tab

 
Draw a circle

 
If you hold down CTRL while drawing the circle it will be a perfect circle instead of an oval

 
Here's my line drawing of the chick- yeah I cheated and went back to copy over the parts but I will try to go into detail about the rest

 
Draw a triangle for the beak

 
At the top you can rotate it 180 degrees

 
like this!

 
Not everything has to be your own "original" design, you can "steal" some from other blocks
Here I selected the "foot" from the chick, or it a claw?? well whatever it is, I copied it and pasted into the block I was working on... you did SAVE it right??

 
Now I wanted a more simple shape still
 

 
click the 2nd arrow from the top: SHAPE
 
and select the foot and click one of the dots of the "intersections" or corners of the foot

 
at the top you can DELETE a point or a NODE
do that to smooth out the bottom of the foot
 
 
Now select the line from the toe to the ankle
 

 
at the top again you can change to CURVE

 
And do the same on the other side

 
Now copy and paste the foot and FLIP one using the button on the top

 
You can free-draw the wings, here's it's a bit sloppy

 
but once you let go of the mouse it's smooths out

 
What do you think? what to try making your own animals or a chick? or have you done one already?
If so, link up, WE want to see what you've done!
 
 

 
 
 
 

3 comments:

SewCalGal said...

Bea, this chick is so cute. I am going to see if I can create a chick this week using your tutorial. Thanks.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Carla said...

Thanks so much for sharing how you creatd. Love this cute chick!

barbara woods said...

That's neat