I got this idea to highlight or review certain blocks and “play” with them in EQ7 to inspire you to look at blocks differently, not just HOW they come in EQ
First is a very popular and simple NINE PATCH!
If you search for nine patch in EQ
You’ll get 49 different blocks (at least I did)
Let’s add some simple and popular ones to sketchbook
uneven nine patch
double nine patch
frames nine patch
I started with a 5 x 7 quilt layout and added the double nine patch to every other block, by holding down ALT and clicking on the first block
Leaving the other blocks blank and coloring in the blocks and removing the lines from the blocks and patches,(tutorial about that here) You’ll get this.
Going back and adding the nine patch in the empty blocks and coloring it in, you’ll get this
and this is a new ON POINT layout
or this layout is BABY BLOCKS and I only used the double nine patch block
How about the variable block layout
Let’s try the uneven nine patch in a traditional layout
I like to go into blocks and “edit” the block and see what size it is,
here it’s 4” so an even number of inches is good, as the standard 9” makes the rotary cutting, kind of weird.
on the layout tab I changed the block size to 8” and adding 2” sashing
now color it in
after coloring it in, it’s totally different
make the sashing different, it’s a new look
or a different way of coloring it
Now the frames nine patch, lends itself to sashing too and by looking at the block it’s divided into 5’s so I made the blocks 10”
coloring that is simple
Doing a scrappy version is very traditional looking now
What do you think?
Try to design a nine patch quilt any way you want with the blocks in EQ and upload.
I’ll have a little “something” to give away
-one of these strip packs (they are different width, just something FUN to play with!
MUST LINK up to qualify
I’ll pick a winner Next Tuesday.