Tuesday, June 21, 2016

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday–wreath maker tool

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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

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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

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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

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I then resized it by pulling the corner dots and made it smaller

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then selecting the whole angel and right clicking and picking wreath maker

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by doing 6 repeats and 50 spacing and 50 size like this

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you get this

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with the setting being 6 cluster, 75% spacing 75% size it looks like this

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if you have the angel be upside down first you get this wreath

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I added these to the block on layer 2 and colored them yellow and white

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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.

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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.

 

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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

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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!

have fun

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