I’ve been working on a PEANUTS! FPP sew along for 2015- wait and see!
Since I saw the blocks I’ve wanted to try to play in EQ7 with FPP blocks
and thought of a nativity scene block.
I looked under google pics and found this one.
So in EQ7 under blocks (easy draw blocks)
I set the block to 6 x 6” and snaps to 48 x 48 with a graph that’s 24 x 24
(later I changed to 96 x 96 and 48 x 48 for the graph)
under the tracing tab, you import a picture
Then find the picture on your computer and leave everything as is and click OK
and just click on the background and it will fill in
Then I started drawing some lines for the roof
Then I drew some more lines
it can help to turn off the picture in the background
and once in a while go back to the color tab and back again to make sure the lines are connected
You can also extend the lines a bit over the other lines when drawing and EQ will make it fit
Finish it up by going back and forth between the color tab and easydraw tab and then color it in. I omitted the star.
If you click on printing foundation pattern it may not show up.
You may have to group them yourselves.
click the START over and do a section and group it together, then continue around
I do think the manger is not going to work when sewing it together..
here it’s fixed
If you want it numbered go to the number tab
and click add numbers
that’s better, you may need to test it or change things around as you go.
I’m still learning this part too
Oops I forgot to end the roof pieces!
You also want to move some of the pieces on the preview screen before printing.
I also found a polar bear like this one and imported it the same way
I found out that FIRST if I split the block into large sections like this, it helps a lot at the end
I chose to have the background line be straight, then the large angled line went from top to bottom for the leg and head and you can see the rest.
I mentioned a giveaway too!
Electric Quilt is giving away one copy of BLOCK BASE!
you do NOT need EQ! it’s a stand alone program for a pc (no mac)
you can read more about it here
here’s just some of the highlights
Comment below for an entry to win- you can comment anything, but maybe write about a fun or interesting Christmas tradition you have with your family!
For years I’ve been doing an advent calendar for the kids and usually I do a LEGO set! so I buy a rather big set ($40 range this year) and sit with the manual and split it into 24 x 3 sections for my 3 kids, so on day one they get the manual and a few legos for step 1-3 maybe, Sonja would just get a few or one LARGE lego and not be a full step, but as long as she’s part of it, she’s happy!
If you link up with a nativity scene or polar bear you’ve created in EQ from this tutorial, you get an extra entry- just comment that you did!
I will pick a winner on Tuesday the 16th.
(everyone is welcome to enter, just US only is guaranteed to get it before Christmas- otherwise it can just be a late Christmas gift)
-must be a follower to win- and MAKE SURE you are NOT a no-reply blogger- if you are and your number gets picked, I pick another number- if you’re not sure, enter your email in the comment-
link up below with your nativity scene or polar bear block!
(No one linked up last time so I can’t highlight anything)