It is finally beginning to feel like fall in Minnesota. Leaves are starting to turn colors and I am needing to pull out my sweatshirts for more than just the ice rink.
I also love fall fabrics and fall quilts. In the midst of all my preparation for market, I decided I needed to create a small quilt to celebrate the new season. Would you like to join me?
For this project, you can choose to either create applique blocks or machine embroidery blocks. Since I am still having fun playing with EQ Stitch, I will be doing the embroidery version.
If you are not currently using Electric Quilt, I will also provide copies of the line drawings for your use in making the blocks.
Creating the Layout
This first video will show you how to create the layout for the quilt. The quilt will have only four blocks. Color the blocks black and the borders in "fall" colors.
Creating the Fall Leaf Block
One of the really cool features of EQ Stitch is how fast it is to create embroidered text. And you can use any true type fonts on your computer!
This video will share how I created text for the fall quilt. I also took a motif from the Library, made some minor adjustments and created a stitching design.
Here is my stitched out block. The design is created in a 4 x 4 hoop. However I trimmed the block to 5 x 5 to allow for some additional space and the seam allowances. I had a little bit of a pull issue on the leaf. So I may need to play a bit more with my embroidery machine - or increase the edge stitching width.
Next week I will share the creation of Block 2 for this quilt.
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