Tuesday, September 2, 2014

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday- block review- nine patches

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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 Smile

First is a very popular and simple NINE PATCH!

If you search for nine patch in EQ

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You’ll get 49 different blocks (at least I did)

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Let’s add some simple and popular ones to sketchbook

uneven nine patch

nine patch

double nine patch

frames nine patch

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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

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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.

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Going back and adding the nine patch in the empty blocks and coloring it in, you’ll get this

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and this is a new ON POINT layout

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or this layout is BABY BLOCKS and I only used the double nine patch block

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How about the variable block layout

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Let’s try the uneven nine patch in a traditional layout

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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.

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on the layout tab I changed the block size to 8” and adding 2” sashing

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now color it in

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after coloring it in, it’s totally different

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make the sashing different, it’s a new look

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or a different way of coloring it

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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”

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coloring that is simple

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Doing a scrappy version is very traditional looking now

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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!

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MUST LINK up to qualify Smile

I’ll pick a winner Next Tuesday.

1 comment:

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Great tutorial and information Bea! You really know how to use EQ!