Tuesday, June 9, 2015

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday – Friendship star block

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An online friend was asking me about EQ7 and the friendship star and modifying it and I said YES to all her questions, so Terry; this is for you!

First find the star block under Libraries/ Block library

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I just search for FRIEND and these came up

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add the first one to the sketchbook

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Now Terry’s block is for a Quilt along but finished blocks should be 20” which is kind of odd for a block with 3 sections.

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Now there’s different options, one idea I had was to have it be 18” with a 1” border around.

under the block worktable I created a 20” block

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then made 1” sections all the way around like this

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and added to sketchbook

Now here’s the fun part

still working on the block at the top go under block/serendipity/merge blocks

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and you’ll see the two blocks and if you click on the frame on the left and the star on the right, they merge and you just add them to the sketchbook

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Now the cutting directions make much more sense

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Now if we go back to the original friendship star block and keep it 18” we can easily draw in another star in the middle.

I kept grid and snaps at 18 as well

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First I drew in a nine patch

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Then finish off the star

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and color it

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again merging it with the frame

it looks like this

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and cutting directions are still pretty simple

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Now a 3 x 3 quilt with 2” sashing and 4” border would be 76” x 76” and look like this

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and here using Sublime from Island Batik

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try out this tutorial and link up below.

2 comments:

Terry Truesdale said...

Thank you!! Thank you!!! I am sold!!!

Vicki in MN said...

Another good tutorial Bea. I love the small star in the middle. So is there a download somewhere of the Island Batik fabrics for EQ7 or are you scanning in your fabric?