Tuesday, February 17, 2015

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday- scrappy spider web quilts

This weekend I got a new laptop and it of course takes some time to convert everything over and now my EQ7 doesn’t want to activate, but I managed to get EQ6 working, so I’ll be showing that today.

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I was looking at pinterest to get ideas for this tutorial and then found several spider web quilts.

If you search of SPIDER in EQ, a few odd blocks may come up, but NOT what we need.

Instead I looked under SIMPLE blocks and added these to the sketchbook;

Arkansas snowflake and The Priscilla

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If you edit the Arkansas block you get this

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I added diagonal lined on the corners and also deleted the lines that created a sort of 9 patch to create this

Then ADD to sketchbook as you’ll need this for printing templates/blocks.

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Then comes the FUN part

I then started drawing lines outside the star shape like this, It doesn’t matter if they are not the same width or precisely straight.

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after you’ve filled the whole block it looks like this and you can color it in

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maybe color it like this?

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and this is what a quilt would look like

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If you then edit the Priscilla block

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and by adding lines in the middle and removing the 4 small lines in the middle, it looks like this

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Then add the spider web lines like before

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and in a quilt it looks like this

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for printing I added the PLAIN block in the corner, selected it and chose PRINT foundation papers

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If it’s 7” and under it should print on one page

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and 6.5” for the other block

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Then it’s easy to print and add your own strips :)

Have any of you tried this?

link up below

3 comments:

Mama Spark said...

Neat! I think you can use one of your Go dies to cut this as well. (Didn't we talk about that once?) I will have to remember this as the spider web in on my short list!

lcscottage said...

Very clever!

Rashida Khanbhai said...

Nicely done, I want to get to this point on my EQ7