Tuesday, September 27, 2016

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday- Flying Geese quilt

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You saw my recent quilt in Quiltmaker.

a fun scrappy flying geese quilt that I designed in EQ7

flying geese rainbow

My scrappy finished top isn’t quite the same but the geese are flying right, I just moved the colors around a bit.

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Since I knew I wanted to use the GO geese die, that one is 6” x 3” finished, so a double block is 6x6 I then decided on a 7 x 9 layout

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If you search in the library for flying geese you’ll quickly get the first 50 blocks, I chose the double one called flying geese 1

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I added it to the layout

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Then started turning the geese around

by holding down ALT and using the rotate button I clicked on the first block and it rotated every other block

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Then I went back and manually flipped/ rotated every 4th one at a diagonal

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Then comes the fun part of coloring the geese, I wanted it scrappy but at least the wings of each goose unit would be the same just like the EQ block

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I colored the whole thing and added the border, with 3” x 6” geese, I thought a finished 1 1/2” border and 3” border would look good!

Here’s a different version I sent to Quiltmaker

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But they/we decided on this one

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I used 7 colors for both, but you can just as easily use 3

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If you do only 4 sets of colors, then all the geese that go up are one color and all that go down are one color etc.

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Geese are simple and fun!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Great tutorial, EQ can be difficult to figure out and your tutorial made the flying geese quilt very easy to understand how to design.