Monday, April 22, 2013

EQ appliqued Animals Blog Hop and giveaway

It’s DAY 1 of the blog hop
chick block2
Here’s the schedule for today

Monday April 22nd
Seamstobesew (Summer Animal)
Freemotionbytheriver (Critters and Bugs)
Sewincrediblycrazy (Critters and Bugs)
Beaquilter (Summer Stuff)
 
So…. I’m doing SUMMER STUFF today
 
I’ll show how I took an existing block from EQ and turned it into a flower buddy Smile
I looked under Classic applique and flowers and picked this fun red flower, doesn’t the little side flowers look like arms and hands?
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So of course I had to add some eyes Smile
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and a little nose
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Then with the pencil I used a brush stroke
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Changed the contour and end cap, guess what I’m making?
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a mouth!!
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I also used the same to draw a big curve for the arms, the current “arms” just looked too stiff
I had the edge NODES go straight down and hit the same point on the grid on the block
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and then deleted the old arms
(Ha! don’t you wish you could do that in real life?
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Then I tried a fun curve for the legs
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And copied it again and mirror imaged it and removed the old leaves
I also moved the legs to the FRONT and moved them down to cover the stem otherwise it would have looked very much like a “HE!”

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So “he” changed from this
appliqued animals flower
to this Smile
He still looks like a “HE” but okay, let’s just ignore THAT!! LOL it’s a FLOWER….
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wouldn’t that be cute as a mug rug??
flower mug rug
I made this block 6” for a mug rug
here’s the pdf

Thanks to Electric Quilt they are sponsoring this giveaway
Quilting Designs volume 7!
QuiltingDesigns7
All you have to do is comment on this post AND the future posts this week (I’m doing 3 appliqued blocks this week)
You don’t need EQ6 or 7 to try these, you can print and sew on top of the paper or stitch without thread to create holes for pouncing or print for pantographs, there’s lots of videos to show you how!
AND over 500 designs on this CD, lots of all over designs too
Then I’ll combine the comments and draw a name on Monday the 29th (My mom’s birthday)
Due to postage I have to say it’s just for US/Canada- sorry.

Hope you have fun and look at the other bloggers!









70 comments:

SewCalGal said...

This is so cute. It cracked me up. Love your happy flower applique' design.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

lynaeve said...

awesome smiling flower. thanks for the chance

Quilter said...

Happy little flower. He would look great in my garden.

Marian said...

How very very cute. Really neat.

Marian
http://www.seamstobesew.com

Virginia said...

Love the 'HE' flower, lol. Actually this was a great tutorial and made me realize I need to look at flower appliques differently.

JoyceLM said...

Love your flower buddy (couldn't access the pattern though). Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I find this so very interesting...thanks for such a generous giveaway

Carol said...

You are just sooo darned creative:) Love the flower buddy!

Lisa Marie said...

Looks like it will be a fun blog hop! Thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

I love this hop. Your block is very cute.

Debbie Rogowski said...

I love following your blog, thanks for the opportunity to win

Connie said...

What a cute little Flower Guy! Thanks for sharing Bea!

Shebandowan said...

Cute flower. I could not access the file either. Hope I can later.

Janet

carla said...

Hi!!! Too cute!!! Thank You

Gene Black said...

How fun! I played with EQStitch last night to make a Girl/Lady embroidery. I will be looking at this post again to get some tips.

Nancy in IN said...

Love the mugrug. Flower so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

Love your block. Thanks for the chance to win.

yvisser@gmail(dot)com

Tammy said...

The flower buddy is gonna make a cute mug rug. Great job on the EQ tutorial. Thanks for shareing with us today.

Lori said...

I love your happy tulip. She is so ready for spring to spring.
Thanks for a chance.

Nancy said...

Thanks for the tutorial on how to change a block to make it your own. What fun. Looking forward to your other blocks.

The Slow Quilter said...

This is a geat tutorial, the flower buddy is so funny, just love it.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the flower. I would love to give EQ'ng a try. Thanks for sharing
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Kathy H said...

I love how you turned that flower into a little critter flower. Very cute. Glad to see how some are using the EQ.

SherryB said...

That's a cute flower design...I can see a whole quilt made from various flower shapes!

Lou said...

Love your flowers character:)
Am following this hop to see if I would like to invest in EQ. So far looks like fun!!!
Thanks!

hueisei said...

I love smiling flower :D

Debbie said...

So cute took my breath. Love this

Tiffany said...

Love the little applique guy!

Thanks again for the giveaway I won last time, I am so in love with the embroidered quilt label, I don't want to use it I just want to love it! :D

Crickets Corner said...

The first thing that came to mind when I saw him was 'Happy Dance!' That's what I feel like when good things happen.

Abbigail said...

Happy, Happy, Happy! Cute "little fellow" Lol!
hulseybg at gmail dot com

Darlene Gerber said...

Bea,

You have a great imagination!!

Linda E in AZ said...

Bea,
your flower "buddy" is a real cutie. Thanks for the tips on how to do this!

Sharon L. said...

The flower is cute. I will have to play with EQ7 and see what I can do.

Vicki H said...

A cute happy flower.

This Dog's Mom said...

I love the combination of the flower and the face! This is so cute!

Jennifer Houlden said...

That's a pretty cute flower dude for sure. Can't wait to see what else you have on tap for the week!

Elizabeth said...

HaHaHa! He is a funny cute flower! Neat to see how you did it, too.

Amy said...

An adorable little flower! Can't wait to see your other appliqué designs.

Sallie said...

Cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cecilia said...

That is such a cute flower! I love the way he looks! Thanks!

Victoria M. said...

Thanks for the tutorial. It gives me ideas for things to try myself.

krisgray said...

What a happy tulip - love it - thank you for sharing!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Bea......so cute! Thanks for the tute as well.

Gladys said...

It's a lovely and happy flower! Thanks for a great design! Have a nice day!

barbara woods said...

Cute bea

Robert said...

Cute - thanks

apple blossom said...

cute flower buddy thanks for sharing

Kris Jacobson said...

This is cute. Thanks for the ideas and tutorial

marilyn said...

That's quite a clever program. I am adding it to my list for Mother's day :) I am also new to your blog and look forward to all the tutorials. I can tell I will be spending some time looking back at all of your posts!

lcscottage said...

What a cheerful dancing flower! Made me smile! Thanks for sharing a tutorial!

Maureen said...

Cute flower. Doesn't look hard to design.

IslandBatik said...

How cute! "Flower people" would make such a fun project. :) This little guy reminds me of the flower scene in Alice in Wonderland!

gtcoursey said...

Very cute!!! Thanks for all you do.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Very fun! Reminds me a bit of Lumiere from Beauty & the Beast with the tulip hands

Debbie P said...

Thanks for the cute design and instructions!! I love doing applique and will try it in one of my designs. :)

Susan Arnold said...

Too cute!

KT said...

So Cute! thanks for the chance to win. :)

frosew said...

I love Happy Flowers! Very cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

shawn said...

Hello, Your flower is cute rather a boy or girl LOL. Thanks for the giveaway!!
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Cheryl Greenleaf said...

You have a great imagination!

Thank you for sponsoring this Blog Hop giveaway.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cool block. Shows lots of creativity!

Margaret said...

The flower looks so happy

Chris S said...

Love this!

VickiT said...

That is a great tutorial Bea. Thank you SO much. I am still struggling to learn EQ but your tutorials appear to be easy enough to follow with the great step by step instruction. I knew this blog hop was coming and then with all I have going on at home I totally forgot about it. I'm going to catch up on the hops tonight. I love this flower. Super cute and you made it look so easy.

I have a new computer and need to install my EQ on it yet. I haven't done it because in setting it up on my other computer I created folders where I normally do and it didn't seem to like my way since it was arguing everytime I wanted to pull from a folder. ugh. I got really frustrated and unsure how to undo what I had done so the program was happy. Ok I'll shut up now. sorry for rambling.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I haven't tried the drawing process on EQ - you make it seem so easy.

Rhonda said...

Very cute. Just made me smile.

Kd Brown said...

Ditto for what SewCalGal had to say! Such a wonderfully happy flower. Thanks for the great tutorial and all your time in preparing this gift for us!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing. I love using my EQ and this blog hop is inspiring me to try some fresh ideas.
Cute flower person.

Karen Propes said...

Great idea, love to win so I can try my hand at these little tricks too. Thanks for the chance.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Karrie Smith said...

Happy Bday to your Mom. Thanks for the chance to win!