Tuesday, June 25, 2013

EQ7 tutorial tuesday- illusions

I’m so glad I got an email this weekend with a REQUEST for a tutorial, as I’ve been doing this for a while now and I’m sort of running out of ideas….
The request was this a recipe card quilt.
I’m not going to copy the whole thing but instead show how “hidden cards” or illusions can be created in EQ7
First start with a Vertical quilt
The default is 4 columns
that’s okay for now
on the layout tab you’ll see the “strips”
let’s leave the first strip PLAIN 9” wide
the 2nd one to half drop blocks (4) 9” wide (you can adjust that later)
and the 3rd strip into blocks (5)
I also changed the length to 54”
we’ll see how that looks
Now go into blocks and create a block like this
I did a block 9” x 9” and drew lines every 3” and one 3” square in the upper corner
Here I added it into the 2nd strip and created a matching 4th strip.
I added into every other block and alternated on the 4th strip, then added a plain 5th strip
then I rotated the blocks in the 4th strip twice
Now let’s play with the 3rd strip
This one layout I picked half drop blocks as well (though sewing it together I wouldn’t do it this way)
I created a block 2” x 9”
Then added them to the 3rd strip and rotated every other one twice
In blues Smile
Here I changed the block a bit instead of having each section be 3” I moved one line down to be 1” and then I added more strips and made the quilt bigger
NOTE, when cutting these, the sections in between, I would NOT follow the cutting directions
Here my section is 3 1/2” wide, so 4” cutting- that’s fine
but instead of cutting the dark blue 3 1/2” (3” when done, I’d cut it 6 1/2”, so 6” when done) and the blue, I’d cut 12 1/2” – 12” when done)
You can use the RULER to double check Smile
I just HAD to play with the dark blocks in between again and moved the line up to 6” of dark blue and put that as every other block on the layout, now it really looks hidden Smile
You get the idea! right?
If you try this technique or have designed you own quilt that’s an illusion similar to this, feel free to link up!


Vicki in MN said...

Thank you so much for doing this. I hope to get time later today or tomorrow to go through the tute!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Thanks for doing this, Bea! Very helpful!