I love blocks and quilts comprised of all types of hearts. So I think we should celebrate Valentine's day all month.
In my video tutorial, you will learn how to trace the red heart and the elephant. And then use your creativity to modify the design and create your own small quilt.
Here is the quilt I created during the video.
Applique can be one of the more challenging skills to master in Electric Quilt. If you would like to become more skilled in developing your applique drafting skills, there is an entire chapter on Applique Drawing in my EQ8 Drawing Blocks book that has been published by Electric Quilt.
For this week only, purchase a copy of the book from On Point Quilter for $5 off. The price has been adjusted in the store to reflect the sale price. I would be happy to autograph a copy of the book if you wish.
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I've been looking at a lot of graphic designs this last week and one that intrigued me was a word composed of some flowers and leaves. I spent some time playing in Electric Quilt, to see if I could replicate the concept with some simple shapes. (Let's face it, I don't have enough time or patience to replicate the inspirational photo.)
In my free EQ8 tutorial, I will show you how to create the shapes, and then place then in a block to create your own WordArt. We also cover using Wreathmaker (as I found it helpful in drawing the "O").
I didn't cover drafting the quilt layout. However, if you would like to replicate my project, create a Horizontal layout with 1 x 1 blocks. The block size was 14 x 5. There are two borders. The first is a .5 inch long horizontal and the second a 1 inch long horizontal.
Here is my quilt. The fabric in the border is part of the free fabric download from EQ for Feburary 2019.
After designing the Love WordArt quilt, I started thinking about using other words. This could be a fun gift for a child, friend or family member. Here is "quilter" spelled out using the same concept.
What word will you put in your WordArt quilt?
Be My Valentine
Create a quick table quilt measuring 40" x 16" to celebrate Valentine's Day. Or this would also make a great shower or wedding gift for that special someone.
This project is a lot simpler than it looks. I used over-sized units that are cut down with the use of rulers from Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design. I've also provided alternate instructions if you wish to do the project without the rulers.
Click here to purchase Be My Valentine. On sale for $5 (regularly $8).
Have you ever designed a quilt and then wanted to play with the finished design in another quilt -- but didn't want to start over in drafting and coloring the quilt.
That was my dilemma this with. Last week, I shared a blog post where I designed a Mitten Quilt Layout. I liked the design -- but thought there was more I could do with it. Specifically, I wanted to create a medallion quilt with this quilt as the center.
In this tutorial I will take you through the process of how do this (without needing to redraft the center in the medallion quilt). This process could also work if you drafted a section of a quilt and wanted to repeat the section multiple times in another quilt.
Here was the starting quilt.
Here is the video. In it I will cover:
Here is my finished quilt.
A warning -- note that fabric yardages will not reflect fabric needed for the parts of the quilt in the photo. Also, you will need to go back to the first quilt if you want to modify the center (including fabrics). You will also not be able to get block specific cutting information for the blocks in the photo.
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