Tuesday, August 19, 2014

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday- Ladybug block


I thought I would show you the ladybug block from my recent quilt in McCall’s Quick Quilt Magazine.


Now I have to go in reverse to show you but it’s okay Smile

First start a new block.

Blocks/ New block/ easy draw + patch draw


Then click the applique tab at the bottom and work there

Start by creating a circle (oval)


Draw another circle and overlap them

(I can’t remember if I created the bug to be perfectly straight and then turned it after it was all done, it really doesn’t matter much)


For the wings it’s a “bit” tricky.

First draw a circle like before but make it a bit bigger than the body.

(I’m showing on a blank block)

Then click the shape tool and click the circle



click the point of the circle that shows these lines




and VOILA! half a circle!


Now rotate it until it’s how you like it.


then copy and paste it


and flip the other wing and rotate and move into place

Now add the dots and eyes on the ladybug


and color it!


When I made the quilt for Mccall’s I just printed the BLOCK and not the templates


I knew I wanted to make the body and head into the same shape and make it skinnier, so I just traced it onto my heat n bond like that.

Call me lazy Winking smile

I could have gone back and modified the body shape, but I didn’t…

and I got the idea for counting ladybugs as I was cutting out the dots, so I just cut some in half and laid them out in number order!

Want to try some ladybugs?

I have another copy of the magazine to give away if you link up with either a blog post or a link to a photo of your EQ ladybugs!?

Cover FULL

comment below that you linked up!

I’ll pick a winner next Tuesday (US only unless you want to help with shipping cost)


Cynthia Woodham said...

Thanks Bea I haven't used my EQ7 to create applique blocks yet. So now I know how to do it I will have a go.
Love your block.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great tute!

Raewyn said...

The quilt (and block) you made is gorgeous, Bea, and thank you for the tutorial.

SewMisadventurous said...

Ladybirds now? Do your talents never end I ask myself? lol. This would make the cutest babies quilt wouldn't it?

Nancy said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I was at the AQS show most of last week, so I am just now viewing your tutorial. I have to try this!