Tuesday, October 9, 2018

EQ Tutorial Tuesday

Tutorial tuesday beaquilter

I had a recent request about adding 60 degree triangles around a panel, I’m sure what she is looking for but it’s a great idea to play with panels and border blocks!

So here’s what I came up with

In EQ8 under libraries/ Blocks there’s section 09 that’s called border blocks, under single blocks there’s a section that looks like this, the red ones are single repeats, the orange are double repeats, next is yellow and it keeps going from 1-6 and there’s another 7-12 section.

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I added all triangle in a square blocks and the matching repeats to the sketchbook

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Now to play with panels, the first fabric section I came to in the new 2018 fabric downloads #2 was this collection called Jolly Santa by Andover, I can tell the first fabric is a panel Winking smile

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So I added all these to the sketchbook, now it’s time to find out how big the panel is!

I added it to the quilt layout which has 9” blocks by default and look it tiled twice, so I’m guessing it’s 4” tiles!

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here they are set to 4” – perfect!

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Now Let’s try 2” sashing

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When it’s 2” wide the block would be 2” x 4” so the blocks we imported would work with the 2x repeat (the orange)

Here I rotated every other one

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Then color them

instead of clicking the spray can, I chose the SWAP fabrics and picked a fabric then at least it’s only 2 clicks!

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here’s the result

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or like this with the spray can

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or this with the paint brush

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Now if you want the sashing to be 1” the math would be better with the 4 triangle blocks (green)

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looks like this with fabrics

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Here I added 2 drop diamonds and did the sashing 4” just like the blocks

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here it’s colored

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and with blue in the cornerstones

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It’s fun to play with border blocks, not JUST in the borders but as sashing blocks too Smile

Hope you like it!

2 comments:

QuiltShopGal said...

Great tutorial. The 60 degree diamonds in the borders can easily make panel fabric into a stunning quilt.

Vicki in MN said...

Thanks for reminding us to think outside the box Bea!