Tuesday, June 10, 2014

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday- Sampler Quilt

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I wanted to show this sampler quilt I created in EQ a while ago.

I’ve always been fascinated with quilt designs that are outside the box and just different.

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Here I’m just showing traditional blocks, but you’ll get the idea for creating your own, any way you want.

Start by doing a new quilt CUSTOM SET

48 x 48 is easy to calculate with.

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Click on these 3 buttons at the top

show grid

snap block position to grid

snap block size to grid

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Now pick a bunch of fun blocks from the block library

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On the layout, hold down SHIFT while starting at a corner and dragging a square down over the grid

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if you don’t get it perfectly square, you can select it and change the size

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You can also choose to work from the center and out

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making sure you have the block selected and click the center tools

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Keep adding blocks and moving the around or copy and paste

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Around the center block I want some flying geese

I found a 4x geese block

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and entered it into the quilt design

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I copied and pasted it several times and also turned the blocks

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how about something simple next to that?

I created a simple block like this

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and added it next to the geese

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I decided to fill it up with more geese and these simple blocks

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Here I colored it with fabrics downloadable from EQ’s site from March called Stonehenge kids

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Have you tried to make a custom layout?

Link up if you have Smile

4 comments:

Raewyn said...

Thank you for this Bea - I haven't played with the Custom setting before and see that it could solve some of the issues I was having gettting the picture in my head into eq7! Do you think it would help starting with an on-point block in the centre which is then 'squared up' with setting triangles and then borders of blocks...looks like I will have to play!!!

Andi said...

I thought of you when I had an EQ question yesterday... Is there a quick way to make pieced setting triangles for an on-point quilt layout? Thanks!

Nancy said...

I haven't tried this yet. Will add that to my list of things to try in EQ. Thank you.

JustPam said...

I was trying to follow your directions for a round robin quilt. I cannot find that center button. Is there a trick to that?
Thanks