Tuesday, May 24, 2016

EQ Tutorial Tuesday–Double Wedding Ring DoYouEQ challenge

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This month’s DOYOUEQ challenge is making some with the double wedding ring blocks.

If you search under blocks for double wedding

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You’ll get 13 blocks, each with different number segments in the rings and side blocks.

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I added some to the sketchbook with the regular block and the side block.

(Plain, 5 and 7)

If you fill out a regular quilt layout with one block it looks like this

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Or if you just fill in the middle blocks but leave the outsides it looks like this

(leaving the corners blank

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Here’s an on-point layout without the blocks on the edges.

You COULD just click the regular block and fill it in, but technically half or a quarter of the block is hidden and sometimes EQ still counts that with yardage or cutting directions.

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it’s each to make a half block!

Go and work on block and edit the side block (Or you can choose the regular block and just start deleting lines)

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using the PICK arrow/tool on the left

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drag a box around the whole wedding ring arch.

and the pieces will be selected

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then copy and paste it CTRL+C and CTRL+V

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while having the new arch selected, right click and select rotate

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type in 90 degrees and OK

then it’s turned and you can move it into place

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then color it and add to sketchbook

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Then add them to sketchbook (it’d okay that the colors don’t match)

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Now something COOL I just re-learned the other day in EQ

using the swap all colors tool

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click a fabric and a spot on the quilt you want to replace

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with just a few clicks it’s super easy to color the whole quilt

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you can also random recolor it and select randomize

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Now the result can be ugly or pretty depending on what you like, but it’s fun to just get inspired by!

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This one looks like a Christmas quilt!

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In the fabric library there’s a Holiday-Christmas section

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I added all to the library then recolored to match fabrics

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I don’t like the pinkish color in the background, so I can change that with the swap color tool!

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Then I added a border and chose half drop box to have the blocks line up with the on point setting

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using the auto border you can play around with different ideas quickly. here I chose a keyboard border.

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Here it’s colored with a simple outer border

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try playing with this block and to EQ!

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