This was going to be the last "sports" block - to coincide with the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. However, I am not done with the quilt. And I decided to add a couple of alternate blocks.
Remaining Schedule will be as follows:
Basketball was invented by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891. It became an Olympic sport in 1936. The US has historically dominated in this sport.
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Drafting the Basketball Block in Electric Quilt
Select Block>New Block>Easy Draw + Patch Draw Block.
Import the above image for tracing in the Tracing Image tab.
Drawing board set-up in the Easy Draw tab is:
Using the Line tool, divide block into major sections (see image below).
Add to Sketchbook.
Use the Line tool and trace the remaining lines of the drawing. Save to Sketchbook after completing each segment.
Go to the Applique Tab.
Select the Circle from the Oval fly-out.
With the Ctrl key depressed. trace the basketball. The will give you a perfect circle
Add to Sketchbook.
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