Tuesday, January 15, 2019

EQ Tutorial Tuesday- serendipity blocks

Tutorial tuesday beaquilter

I saw a question somewhere a while ago (probably the FB EQ group) about if you design a quarter of a block, is there a way to quickly make the other 3 quarters so you have a full block and I had to play a little to find out but it’s very easy!

First I designed a block

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and you COULD make it a 4x4 layout or something like that and flip the blocks around

from this

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to this

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but there’s an easier way!

in the block work table at the top menu bar there’s BLOCK/ serendipity

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the first one is frame block and you have lots of options

you select the frame on the left and the block on the right and then add to sketchbook

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the next one is tilt block

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which is helpful for blocks if you want it tilted in different angles or even 45 degrees

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the next one is merge blocks

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I guess that would be fun like this

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next is clip and flip

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the little flags at the bottom tells you what way you want to clip and flip

this is like a D9P

Ummm, starting to look like a swastika! don’t want that!!

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I’ll come back to shrink and flip but the next is kaleidoscope

just a nine patch looks fun

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on the right you can pick which section of the block you want to use

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the last one is fancy star

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you can pick how many star points you want

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now back to shrink and flip!

it takes the block and duplicates it 4 times

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look what it does to the braid block!

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play around with the flags it can change the block

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Quite some different looks!

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You can play around with these serendipity options and come up with some fun new blocks!



2 comments:

Gene Black said...

Thanks Bea. I wish I had known that trick last night. Ha ha. But now it is in my toolbelt. Plus I can use the other Serendipity options. If anyone asks, this *is* in EQ7 also.

ShirleyC said...

Thanks for doing these tutorials. I won the EQ8 software on a blog, and I've been trying to figure it out. I was able to print out the templates I wanted to use for a quilt. Hopefully, in the near future, I can make one of my own.