Thanks for a suggestion of doing a FPP block in EQ7.
It’s really something I haven’t done much with, so I had to learn this by trial and error this time around and here’s the result that I’ll share with you.
How to make a cute owl FPP block with applique
I tried to do it all FPP but the eyes and beak would create a bunch of FPP sections that would be tricky to sew together.
Go here and download this picture of the owl pin cushion I made last week for the pin cushion blog hop
In EQ7 start a new file and create a new block
BLOCK/New block/ Easy draw + patchdraw
under tracing tab, import the picture, crop it so the top is close to the ears and the bottom close to the owl too and even the sides too.
click inside the block to fit
it centers the pic and fits the top and bottom
now is the fun part! click the easy draw tab
my block is 6” x 6”
and 48 x 48 for both grid and snaps
draw lines vertically 1” from each side
Now let’s form the ears.
My lines were from 2” down to 1 1/2” on the side and 4” and down to the
1 1/2” line
Now draw a line sideways at the 1” line going OVER the line for the ears at the SNAP points
Click on the COLOR tab and back again on the EasyDraw tab and the excess of the line disappears.
Finish the ears, starting at the top point of the each and drawing a line to a snap point below the horizontal line that formed the head.
Then click back to the COLOR tab and back again
Now draw lines at the bottom 1/2” in on each side
It should look like this.
Now go to the applique tab
Pick the OVAL button
And draw a larger circle for the outer eye, holding down SHIFT to be a perfect circle, copy and paste another eye like that and move them into position. (CTRL+C and CTRL+V)
Repeat for the pupils
Now pick the polygon tool and draw a triangle for the beak.
I started by clicking low and dragging upward so the triangle points down, but you can always flip it around afterward.
Now click the COLOR tab and color your owl
You can print the block AS IS
then print templates for the eyes and beak, but click the PREVIEW button first!
then go and delete the other pieces.
By clicking the DELETE button on the top and clicking each shape and the delete button on the keyboard you get this
SAVE the block too BTW
add to sketchbook and save file
To print the FPP you have to go and delete the eyes and beak.
Under the applique tab click everything and delete
Now when you PRINT foundation pattern it looks like this
You can change the numbers around but most often EQ does a pretty good job at it
PRINT and have fun
If you’ve done this block, comment below with a link to your blog, I’d love to see it!
Wouldn’t this be a cute baby quilt?
Or an easier LARGER block (9”)
(You’d have to tape your Foundation papers but it’s only 4 then!)