Thursday, January 30, 2014

Red and White EQ Blog Hop



When SewCalGal announced this blog hop, I jumped right on it!

I actually have never made a true red and white quilt with those two colors only! – I need to change that…..

As you may know, I’m also doing an Accuquilt monthly Challenge,

so I figured I’d play with some accuquilt dies in EQ and see what I come up with Smile

First I opened a file I had already created for the MIX and MATCH dies

and came up with a few ideas.

Here’s a simple one with just HSTs but depending on how you turn them, you get a completely different look.

accuquilt mix and match red and white5

accuquilt mix and match red and white4

accuquilt mix and match red and white3

accuquilt mix and match red and white2

accuquilt mix and match red and white

red white accuquilt mix and match

How about a red and white bow tie quilt

bowties red white

And a calico cat quilt

calico cat red white

And here’s an apple core quilt


the apple core shape is not in EQ but it’s easy to duplicate to design a quilt, of course making the quilt, you’d use the die.

But let me show you briefly how it’s done.

First you want the block to be 6 1/4” x 6”

(the website says it finished 6 1/4” here)

Then you select the arc tool


and draw an arc from top left to top right corner

then bottom right to bottom left

to get this


add to sketchbook and create a new quilt that’s 6 1/4” blocks

and fill this block in it


Hold down the ALT key and rotate every other block by clicking on the 2nd block and the rotate block button on the right


Now pick the color you want and again click ALT and the paintbrush tool and click on the white curved area of the 2nd block


now select a white and color the inside part of the 2nd block white again by holding down ALT and clicking



Hope you liked some of these designs, EQ is SEW much fun to play with and design quilts and super easy Smile

Have fun seeing other participants this week

Monday, January 27th

SewCalGal –

Heidi/EQ Blog – Behind the Mouse, the Electric Quilt Blog

Tuesday, January 28th

Marlene/Kissed Quilts -

Wednesday, January 29th

Connie/Freemotion Quilting By The River -

Thursday, January 30th

Bea/Beaquilter -

Friday, January 31st

Raewyn/Love to Stitch -


Thanks SewCalGal and Electric Quilt for organizing this hop!


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Very intresting - love all the variations with the HSTs

SewCalGal said...

I think you definitely need to make a red/white quilt. What spectacular designs.

Excellent tutorial for an apple core quilt designed in EQ. This really helps to plan out use of fabrics, shading and other creative designs. Thanks for sharing.


Christine S said...

Oh I love the 3rd one,they are all great!

Connie said...

Fun quilt designs Bea and thank you for the tutorial on the Apple Core!

Mommarock said...

I haven't done a red and white quilt but I have a red white and black one in mind..

Diane-crewe said...

oooh! waiting to see what you go with x

Suze said...

Thanks for sharing many possibilities from "simple" blocks. I have yet to make a two color quilt, too. I think the red and white choice is absolutely stunning.

teachpany said...

I'm enjoying this, and love the idea of the apple core block, planned with EQ7. Great hints. Thanks.

Raewyn said...

Very clever!! Great tutorial on making the applecores. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

S Krulitz said...

Wonderful lesson. Thanks for devoting your time to this challenge. I am eager to learn more about EQ7.

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Fun to see applecore as a whole quilt. I drew a complete block in EQ with multiple cores in the block. That was fun!!

Kearstie Grenier said...

Great tutorial. Never would have occurred to me to use that method to make the apple core quilt. Very clever! Thanks for the great tutorial.

Cecilia said...

Thank you for sharing all of these variations.

QuiltSue said...

Thank you. Isn't it amazing just what you can do with a bunch of HSTs?

Margaret said...

I love all the variety that EQ can do. Thanks for the tut

Michele said...

Interesting ideas. A Red and White quilt is on my quilt bucket list.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Thanks for the tut.