Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday- New York and Edit arc tool


This week’s tutorial is both about a tool you may not have used much and also featuring a special block Smile

The New York Beauty block!

If you search under blocks for “new york” you’ll get these 5.


Add them to sketchbook and edit #1


Now if you wanted to maybe add some more “stuff” to the outer ring, click the outer ring line with the SHAPE tool and RIGHT click and click EDIT


You’ll see the edit arc box


the HALF AND THIRDS will add points at the half way point or thirds, or you can click half numerous times and it add half and half of that and half of that etc.

If you click partition and leave it at 5, it breaks it into 5 sections, so 4 points and the beginning and ending lines


stagger, will move it in half a width and then add 5 points


I like the 5 partition

Then draw some lines from the points of the triangles to these points.


You can also play with the inner line



Let’s color it and see what it would look like.

I used stonehenge from the 03-2014 fabric download on EQ’s website


Let’s see what it will look like in a quilt


here I made the layout 4 x 4 and changed the colors around on every other block


and with a border and NO block outlines



Have you tried the ARC edit tool or even made a NY beauty quilt or just designed one in EQ?

If you have, link up below


Susan Arnold said...

Nice job on this one! I haven't had a chance to play with the arc tool--so busy sewing!

Cynthia Woodham said...

I have never played with the arc tool but now I might have to as I would love to make a New York Beauty quilt.

SewMisadventurous said...

I'd never heard of the New York Beauty Block, how is it constructed?

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Wow Bea! You really, really know your way around in EQ! I have to check this out!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I have played with the arc.. and even designed a quilt before our computer crashed and I lost it all. :-( Haven't played with it again.. yet. ;-)