Analyzing an Antique Quilt
How would you redraft this antique quilt?
Often the hardest part in figuring out how to draft a particular quilt is identifying the layout along with the blocks. This is something that is often not intuitive for most quilters. But it is something that can be learned. And once you have trained your brain, applying what you learned to drafting the blocks in Electric Quilt is a breeze.
Here are the questions I like to start with when redrafting any quilt. Take this short quiz and see how your answers compare to mine.
Just because your answers were different then mine, doesn't mean your answers were wrong. There are often more than one way to recreate a quilt.
Would you like to try to draft this quilt for yourself? Here are the blocks I identified.
Challenge yourself to draft the blocks this week. This is a good refresher for those that have taken the Introduction to EasyDraw class in Tech Know Quilters. Tech Know Quilters in a training program/membership for those desiring to master Electric Quilt 8. (Hint for those drafting the four blocks -- Go back to Introduction to EasyDraw Lesson 7 on Solving the Snaps Horizontal and Vertical Mystery.)
Would you like to share your blocks. I've set up a post in the Learning EQ Facebook group.
8/28/2021 08:35:03 am
I figured out blocks, but that border will be difficult in EQ. Mitered and not mitered AND directional fabric. Stunning quilt. Great choice for lesson. Thanks.
8/28/2021 01:07:19 pm
The beauty of drawing in EQ is we get to pick our favorite construction methods and design the quilt to use them.
8/28/2021 01:06:27 pm
I decided the lower right corner of the border was the quilters way to get everything to fit. Fortunately with EQ we can create a better option. :)
8/28/2021 09:56:06 am
I drafted this quilt and added a third color for the star points.
8/28/2021 02:11:19 pm
I just love how you keep us all up to date on a regular basis.
8/28/2021 04:55:02 pm
I’ve never seemed to have a problem looking and finding what I think are the blocks. I have friends that look at the same thing and just don’t get it until I show them
8/29/2021 02:10:33 pm
This was fun, thanks! After drafting it to match, it was fun to play with new borders and colorings.
9/1/2021 10:04:37 pm
This was fun. I saw the blocks the same way you did but didn't think sashing but alternating blocks.
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