Tuesday, July 22, 2014

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday–Go! Value die

I was looking at my booklet from accuquilt and thought about dies I haven’t tried in a while or not at all.

Then I came across the Value die that you get with the Go! cutter when you buy it and I don’t think I ever designed a quilt around it, so why not!?

It makes a 4” and 2” finished square and 2” finished half square triangles

So immediately I thought of a 8” block.

I started with an 8” block in EQ and made the grid and snaps at 16

and started playing.

Now this would JUST include the squares, no triangles

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but still a fun block

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and fun quilt

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Let’s go back to the block

how about a simple star block

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and a quilt with this block

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I would probably make it scrappy then

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going back to the original block and adding triangles in just the corners

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and a quilt with the block again

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how about a mix of blocks

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or this one

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Let’s go back and do another block that’s not symmetrical.

Start by splitting the block into a four patch

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Easy to make a simple double four patch block

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Can’t remember what this block is called

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in a quilt layout

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and every other block rotated

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and having the four patch alternating with the block

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After downloading some monthly fabrics from DOyouEQ

I colored this in with April 2014’s fabrics.

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And this one using the July 2014 Tonga batiks

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(If you don’t know how to download fabrics into EQ, I did this tutorial on it)

Have you tried to make a quilt or designed a quilt using the Value die?

Link up either a quilt made or an EQ sketch.

2 comments:

Michele said...

Very interesting. I'm finally going to get my EQ loaded and start learning it. I'm going to really need it now. LOL

Cynthia Woodham said...

Very interesting Bea I looked at this die over the weekend but picked a couple different one to start my collection as I am just starting with the Accuquilt cutter but seeing you using EQ7 with it I think I am going to have lots of fun designing as well.