After seeing an AQS award winning quilt by Kathy Bradbury, I realized that the quilt is drafting friendly when using a layout from the Electric Quilt 8 layout library. Scroll down to see the quilt and learn how to draft it yourself.
I also am excited to feature some amazing designs from Tech Know Quilter members who have been super busy designing (and in some cases making) quilts.
Tech Know Quilters Showcase
Current Tech Know Quilter members have been sharing their class projects along with their original designs in the membership's private Facebook group. Enjoy this show of some of their recent creations.
You can learn more about the Tech Know Quilters membership program and sign up for the wait list for the next open enrollment period here.
Broken Star Quilt using EQ8
In the collection of quilt designs from the Tech Know Quilter's showcase, you may have noticed that a number of them were designs that started with one of the Star layouts in the Electric Quilt layout library. The layout library includes a large number of ready-made custom set layouts. In the Tech Know Quilter's class, we covered modifying the layouts to personalize a design and then playing with their own blocks in those layouts.
Let me share my thoughts on using Electric Quilt 8 to design the center of this quilt. (And yes -- the border could be designed in EQ as well -- but that is beyond the scope of a blog post.)
Blocks for the Quilt
For the center of Kathy's fabulous quilt, there are only two blocks. And both can be drafted in EasyDraw. In coloring the blocks, I used default fabrics that were similar in value to Kathy's quilt -- just to keep things simple.
The layout I chose was Star Layout 49 from the EQ8 Layout Library. You will love what the layout does with the 5 x 5 grid. And these blocks could be strip pieced to create a stunning star quilt.
Here are the quilts from the video.
And yes -- you could draft Kathy's amazing border in Electric Quilt as well. But that is more involved and outside the scope of a blog post.
I also played with the blocks in a different Star layout (Stars 29). This is not part of the video. EQ is so much fun.
I look forward to seeing what layout you decide to work with -- and what blocks you included in the layout. Post your favorite in the Learning EQ Facebook group. I've set up a dedicated post for your quilt designs.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.