When SewCalGal announced this blog hop, I jumped right on it!
I actually have never made a true red and white quilt with those two colors only! – I need to change that…..
As you may know, I’m also doing an Accuquilt monthly Challenge,
so I figured I’d play with some accuquilt dies in EQ and see what I come up with
First I opened a file I had already created for the MIX and MATCH dies
and came up with a few ideas.
Here’s a simple one with just HSTs but depending on how you turn them, you get a completely different look.
How about a red and white bow tie quilt
And a calico cat quilt
And here’s an apple core quilt
the apple core shape is not in EQ but it’s easy to duplicate to design a quilt, of course making the quilt, you’d use the die.
But let me show you briefly how it’s done.
First you want the block to be 6 1/4” x 6”
(the website says it finished 6 1/4” here)
Then you select the arc tool
and draw an arc from top left to top right corner
then bottom right to bottom left
to get this
add to sketchbook and create a new quilt that’s 6 1/4” blocks
and fill this block in it
Hold down the ALT key and rotate every other block by clicking on the 2nd block and the rotate block button on the right
Now pick the color you want and again click ALT and the paintbrush tool and click on the white curved area of the 2nd block
now select a white and color the inside part of the 2nd block white again by holding down ALT and clicking
Hope you liked some of these designs, EQ is SEW much fun to play with and design quilts and super easy
Have fun seeing other participants this week
Monday, January 27th
SewCalGal – www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com
Heidi/EQ Blog – Behind the Mouse, the Electric Quilt Blog http://doyoueq.com/blog/
Tuesday, January 28th
Marlene/Kissed Quilts - http://kissedquilts.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, January 29th
Connie/Freemotion Quilting By The River - http://www.conniekresin.com/
Thursday, January 30th
Bea/Beaquilter - www.beaquilter.com
Friday, January 31st
Raewyn/Love to Stitch - stitchingfarmgirl.blogspot.com
Thanks SewCalGal and Electric Quilt for organizing this hop!