Monday, October 21, 2013

Autumn Appliqued Blog Hop Leaf guy

leaf applique hop

It’s day 1 of the Blog hop and I am going to show you how I created my little leaf guy for the button, he’s super simple!

 

First in EQ7search for a “LEAF” block

this one is called sycamore leaf.

add to sketchbook

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It’s now under MOTIFs in the sketchbook

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Click the EDIT button at the bottom of this box.

Select the leaf in the applique tab

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Now click the FLIP button at the top.

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Now draw a circle

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Select it and copy/paste it or click the CLONE tool at the top

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Move the second eye into place

do the same with the iris Smile

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Now draw a triangle

If you hold down CTRL it will only turn in certain increments and be easier to get straight

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Move into place.

Now Select ALL ( CTRL+A)

and copy it.

Click BLOCK>New Block> Easy draw+PatchDraw

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Under the applique tab, PASTE your leaf guy

I shorted the top stem part a bit

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You can also add eyebrows, by drawing a rectangle,  rotating it, then clone and mirror image it.

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Under the color tab, you can color it and add to sketchbook

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I kind of like the plan guy instead, this guy looks so sad Sad smile

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Now you can also MERGE the blocks.

First add some FRAME type blocks to the sketchbook

When working on blocks, click

BLOCK>Serendipity>merge blocks

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You can then play around with all the blocks you have in the sketchbook.

Don’t forget to add the new ones to the sketchbook too.

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A fun quilt layout, though that’s a LOT of leaf appliqued blocks Smile

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Or how about this one.

Same blocks, just an ON point layout instead

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And with some fall fabrics

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Have fun with the other HOPPER today and the rest of the week

October 21st

Bea Beaquilter

Jane’s quilting

October 22nd

Connie Freemotion by the river

October 23rd

Amy sew incredibly crazy

SewCalgal

October 24th

Nancy Patchworkbreeze

Marian seams to be sew

October 25th

Carol Funthreads

"EQ Mouse" Electric Quilt

 

And don’t forget to COMMENT!

Electric Quilt is giving away EQ7!

EQ7_L3d

67 comments:

Fiesta said...

This is so cool! I love it.

JoyceLM said...

Cute leaf guy. Thanks for the EQ tutorial & the chance to win.

Sue Bennett said...

How fun is that.

suebennett1975@gmail.com

Tammy said...

How fun.

Jeanie said...

Leaf guy is really cute! It gives me inspiration to make something similar and it would be wonderful to have an EQ! Thanks so much!

withajoyfulheart said...

Wow, what a great tool for a visual person. I'm pretty new to quilting, and I think part of the problem is that I am daunted by not being able to visualize such "busy" projects, and I do not like ending up with thoughts of "oh, if I had only arranged them just a bit differently". I love what you did with your leaf guy. Great tut...thanks!

LeAnne said...

Never would have thought of making an owl out of a leaf. You have quite the imagination.

Connie said...

Cute little leaf guy and a great tutorial Bea! Thanks for sharing.

Rosa said...

Gorgeous.Love it!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Leaf Guy - now I thought this was an owl - you make so many owls. Too cute and thank you for sharing.

SewCalGal said...

Cute Leaf Guy tutorial.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Super cute leaf! Thanks for sharing :)

Hilachas said...

Your little leaf guy is SO cute. Thanks for the excellent instructions. Now all I need is EQ to do it ;)

Nancy said...

As always, a very good tutorial. I like all the pics of the steps.

Karen said...

Love it! EQ7 is on my wish list -- woohoo - what a neat design. Karen on Keuka

shawn said...

That little guy is so cute, thanks for the giveaway.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Joyce Carter said...

Great job, Bea, and great tutorial. This is so amazing. I am really fascinated by this "tool". Thank you for sharing.

Angelia Lanouette said...

Love your leaf guy! If you turn him upside down he looks like a goofy bird.....big eyes,feathers on top of his head and the stem is his beak. :D I noticed that with the on point layout. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

Judy said...

Great tutorial! Owls are very popular now!

Janarama said...

Bea, you crack me up. You can make an owl out of anything. Cute little owl ... errr leaf guy. ; )

Thank you for the chance to win a copy of EQ7. This is something I could get a lot of use out of.

Kwilt Krazy said...

He is sew cute!

Quilting Tangent said...

Interesting Leaf Guy you made.
24Tangent@gmail.com

tubakk said...

So cool! He's a real cutie.

Kathy ~~~ said...

That is too cute and very well explained. Thanks

Lisa Garrett-Bryan said...

To cool for school. That is a really cute idea.

Unknown said...

How adorable! Thank you. EQ is the best and so much fun to use.

JanesQuilting said...

He is so cute. I always drew me applique then used EQ to do the rest. I sure have a lot to learn.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the leaf Tute! Thanks.

Denny1600 said...

This is very cute. I also appreciate the step by step. I don't use EQ7 often enough to make the steps stick in my brain!

Crickets Corner said...

That's a cute little leaf person you designed. So creative. Thanks for the how to.

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Adorable leaf guy! So creative! Nice to know the features in EQ7.

Emily C said...

Super cute little leaf guy. You could easily give him a smiley face.

Leah said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I like the leaf guy. He also reminds me of an owl with those big eyes. Just give him a big own body in the background.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great tutorial. Love how you changed the look just slightly, and how you can change up the blocks. Great give away too. Thanks for hosting.

Lori said...

your little leaf guy is so adorable. What a fantastic tool. It appears that the sky is the limit with this. how very cool.

Bonnie58 said...

Wow. Wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to win this software

JustPam said...

What a cute project-thanks!

Judy1522 said...

What a cute little guy and a great idea for a leaf shape. It really looks nice made into any of the layouts that you came up with.

Patrica said...

I would love to have EQ to play with, what fun!

Carla said...

You make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

thank you for your tutorial and a chance to win the software.

Anita said...

Great tutorial, and I would love to win the software!

Michele said...

Very cute. At some point I'll find the time to actually load and start learning my EQ.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So cute. And very creative!

Rhonda Kennedy said...

Love your EQ Applique designs. :)

Lisa said...

Wow what awesome capabilities with this software! I hope I win!

Althea Dene said...

This is all great information. I want the EQ7 for Christmas!!

Needled Mom said...

That's a really cute fall idea.

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow Bea - I really learned a lot from your tutorial! I have an older version of EQ, and really haven't practiced with it much because I didn't feel comfortable with it. Your tutorials have really helped me get excited about learning how to use it. Of course, I'd love to have EQ7 with all the new bells and whistles :*D

WoolenSails said...

That is such a fun design, like the idea of using that in a larger quilt.

Debbie

Renee said...

Love your leaf, would love the software to design more quilts!

Rhonda Best said...

I love the leaf guy!

jmniffer said...

Love the leaf guy. I had no idea this product was so versatile. I would love to win a copy, thanks for the chance.

Cloud 9 said...

Great project. Thanks for showing and a chance to win!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Excellent tutorial! And may I say that is one cute leaf too :)

Kelly

MoeWest said...

Looks like fun! I would love to use EQ7!

Vivian said...

I love all the leaf choices! I can see me using that a lot. Thanks.

Elizabeth said...

Your leaf with a personality is so neat!

Sarah said...

Cute leaf!

Margaret said...

I love it. Thanks for sharing

Linda said...

It looks so easy!

Nanbon44 said...

thanks for the info.. loved the leaf

Petit Design Co. said...

I am loving all the tips from the blog hop. I really need to play more with my old version of EQ

Amanda Best said...

Your leaf guy is very cute. I have EQ5, but I would love to try all the new features of EQ7!
Thanks for this great giveaway!
email: bestbelle2010@aol.com

bluebear said...

Cute leaf guy! I'm new to this software so it's fun to see what can be done with it. Thanks!

Suze said...

You make it look so easy. Can I play, too? Pls?

Lisa Marie said...

Very cute! This hop has me inspired to make fall decorations.