Tuesday, November 8, 2016

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday Fleur de lis quilt

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I’m finishing up the RSC16 blocks and one of them is the Accuquilt Fleur de lis block. Honestly, I’m not LOVING them now.

This block so far is 6 1/2” but I decided to add a 1” black border around each one.

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So then I wanted to play around with ideas in EQ7 and see what I come up with

If you search for Fleur de lis blocks in EQ, just 3 come up

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I added  the bottom block to the library

Then editing the block under the applique tab

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I selected the fleur de lis block and copied it

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Then I made a new block and selected easyDraw and patchDraw

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and in the applique tab, I pasted it

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Now go back and make the block 8 x 8” and then draw the block with a 1” border by the edge

Then go back and select the fleur de lis and resize it by selecting the whole thing and pulling on the corner and side dots

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Then color it and add to sketchbook

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I then decided to add one of the 8”QUBE blocks

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and then randomly colored

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here’s one border option with “blocks aligned inside” after a 1” inner border

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Then I made the outer blocks 2” x 4” instead of 4x4 and the 1/4 block in the corners

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Then with the inner border being grey

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I think I like the black better, actually a LOT!

So….. I couldn’t wait to get started on it and VOILA!

first the HSTs

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then added the side black triangles, I love how the dog ears are already cut off, SO easy to line up!

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and adding the large triangles

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Then sewed them into blocks

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and I added the borders to the fleur de lis blocks

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and quickly the top went together

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And the borders

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So as you can see, playing around in EQ7 can “save” blocks and make it into a great quilt!