Tuesday, December 4, 2018

EQ8 Tutorial Tuesday, Quilt from Block–sampler quilt

Tutorial tuesday beaquilter

Have you ever wanted to make a fun sampler with different sized blocks but still keeping it symmetrical and simple!?

sampler EQ8 tutorial

It’s EASY and fast!

First you have to have a plan about what size you want the blocks and my layout has a large block then 4 blocks together that are the same size alternating thruout the layout. And it’s a 3x4 layout (If it was just large blocks)

So first you have to design that as a block.

I created a new block that’s 6x8 (just to make it easier to see, the idea is 3x4 still, but dealing with 1” is just fiddly)

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Then on the left I selected the grid tool and did a 3x4 grid

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drag that from top left to bottom right

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Then I went back to the grid tool and did a 2x2 grid in the top left square

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and filled in every other block like that

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then add this block to the sketchbook

Next in the quilt worktable, select  Quilt/ create quilt from block

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I then did this one 36” x 48” (12” x 3 and 12” x 4”)

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Now add to sketchbook and you can add whatever blocks you want!

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You can add the same blocks or do them all different!

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You can create lots of different quilts from quilt blocks, just keep the blocks with square pieces in it.

Have fun!

5 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

I'll have to investigate that tcehnique more when I have free time. But I think you got my wheels turning;)

Pamela said...

This is a great tutorial - I need to play with this!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Bea, thanks for this great tip! Brilliant! I just upgraded to 8 last week and it's been fun to play.

Barb said...

I so need to come back when I have more time....thanks for this

Kathleen said...

Was woking on something tonight that this would have helped - thanks. For sharing it.