Do you sometimes find that you are over thinking your quilt design? Quilt designing does not need to be difficult -- particularly if you own Electric Quilt 8.
The quilt you will be learning to draft this week is super versatile. I started with 3 simple to piece asymmetrical blocks from the Electric Quilt block library. For those of you that purchased Block Base Plus, you could also pick your blocks from there.
The blocks I chose to work with were a log cabin, simple basket and flower basket. These blocks would be super easy to foundation piece and don't have a lot of pieces.
The magic comes in the layout. The layout I chose to work with is the first hexagonal option in the EQ Layout Library (under Layouts by Style). Within Electric Quilt you can put any square block in a diamond space and your block is now a diamond block. Or if you place it in one of the equilateral triangles, it will cut off half the block and it is now an equilateral triangle block.
You can even kept things simple when coloring the quilt -- choosing to work with colors rather than fabrics (giving the quilt a very modern vibe) and then focusing on the colors in the log cabin block.
This is a super quick video and one that you will find very easy to replicate. However if you are up for flexing your designing muscles, consider swapping out the blocks and the layout.
Here is the hexagon quilt from the video.
I would love to see what you do with this concept. Feel free to share in the Learning EQ Facebook group. I've set up a post for you to include your designs.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.
On Point Quilter