Today’s Tutorial is more of a highlight or to refresh EQ skills and tools:
using the wreath maker instead of copying and pasting and rotating blocks
Last Winter I made an angel quilt for accuquilt’s blog
So I had the basic idea of adding the angels in a circle with 6 of them.
To make it easy I just searched for an angel in the EQ library
and found these
so I added the bottom angel to the sketchbook
I made a 21” x 21” quilt layout with just 1 block
and on layer 2 I copied over the angel applique by selecting all of the elements in the block and copying them and pasting onto a new block that’s a patchdraw motif
I then resized it by pulling the corner dots and made it smaller
then selecting the whole angel and right clicking and picking wreath maker
by doing 6 repeats and 50 spacing and 50 size like this
you get this
with the setting being 6 cluster, 75% spacing 75% size it looks like this
if you have the angel be upside down first you get this wreath
I added these to the block on layer 2 and colored them yellow and white
Then because I wanted to incorporate the flying geese die that’s 3” x 6” finished, I added a border that’s 6” wide and with 7 blocks.
Then added a triangle in a square block to those 7 blocks and a double flying geese block to the corners.
-I did this because it was an uneven number of blocks, but I bet I could have easily used the auto border too.
here is the finished quilt ( I forgot to rotate the corners like the EQ sketch- oh well- no big deal)
If you look at the blog post, I did a trapunto effect with the angels to make them stand out more and then densely quilted around them too
and notice how I flipped the wings on every other set, I just thought it looked better that way- the angels are flipped too.
try out the wreath maker tool!