Tuesday, January 1, 2019

EQ8 Tutorial Tuesday- sashing blocks

Tutorial tuesday beaquilter

I’ve been doing these tutorials for so long that sometimes it’s hard to come up with ideas, sometimes I get inspired, sometimes it’s because someone emailed me and asked about something, this time it’s from the EQ Facebook group, a question was asked about how to add blocks to the sashing, and I don’t know if this will answer it, but it’s just fun Smile

Here I have a chunky pinwheel layout with 9” blocks in a 4x6 layout

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under the layout tab it’s easy to add sashing and chose if you want the sashing to be equal and if you want it to include the border too, here I chose a 3” sashing with border option

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I just colored bold to show everything better

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Now in the block library I usually stick with some of the top options and never go much further, but at the bottom in section 9 and 10 are border and sashing blocks

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one fun section is the flying geese

I added a few different ones into the sketchbook

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and stripes

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Striped may look “boring” but here I saved the one with 3 stripes and one with 6 and 9, since the sashing is 3” x 9”, the math just works well with that

I put the 3 stripes block into the sashing and then found out that my block didn’t look good with it, so I changed to a simple nine patch

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here’s the 6 stripes in the sashing

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Now if I made the sashing wider to 6” look what it looks like now

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look what a flying geese block looks like

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and with some borders and other fabrics, it’s a cute layout

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Now I think the FB question was to about adding a block in the middle of the sashing, so how about modifying the 3 striped block, here I changed it to the dimensions it’s going to be in the quilt, so I think 3” x 9” is better

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and then how about I just add a little X block in the middle

now it looks like a little bowtie

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and in the block it looks like a fun layout, creates a secondary layout

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after coloring that and removing the drawing lines, it looks fun!

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a bit smaller is easier to see

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Now if you want to have some fun, try the serendipity tool!

in the block worktable

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go to block, serendipity and merge blocks

and the blocks you have in the sketchbook that can be merged are on the sides, scrolling down a bit I found the 3 stripes blocks and it merged the nine patch first

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you can click any part of the middle block and it moves the block over, don’t forget to add to sketchbook

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this would be the same block I just created before

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It helps to have a lot of simple blocks in the sketchbook and play around with them

here’s the nine patch sashing block in the quilt layout

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it’s a mommy and me nine patch! ha ha

sashing blocks and merging in serendipity is fun, hope it helps Smile

4 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

Well ya did it again Bea-got me to thinking,LOL. Never thought of using the stripes for this, often wondered how to use them, so thank you! If you need ideas for other tute's, I would love to see more modern quilts with weird settings that make you wonder how they did that. Happy New Year.

Ila Kool said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Now I need to refresh my memory how to add a block to a library for future use!

Diana Rehfield said...

Great information. Thank you!

Kathleen said...

That serendipity tool has become one of my favorites. Great tututorial - again!