Lucy Boston-like Blocks and Quilts
This block can be a bit of a challenge to draft in Electric Quilt -- but these Tech Know Quilter's members have definitely mastered it as demonstrated by some of their latest designs.
Isn't it amazing how variety of quilts and blocks all inspired by the same block. I love the different fabrics used.
Are You Interested in Joining Us?
Would you like to join this awesome group of Electric Quilt users? Sign up for the wait list so you will be notified when enrollment reopens for the Tech Know Quilter group.
Can't wait? You can purchase the stand-alone Hexagon Blocks and Settings class (without any additional benefits) in my store.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I created a quilt using EQ8 to honor those going through a battle with cancer. This ribbon quilt was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest and uses just one block from the EQ library and a simple layout.
Even if you are just getting started with EQ -- you can definitely recreate this quilt in EQ8.
If you would like to piece this quilt (using logs cut from 1-1/2" strips), I've created downloadable rotary cutting charts for each of the four block colorations included in the quilt.
Click on each image to access the color coded rotary cutting charts.
This block and the quilts would also be adaptable for logs cut from different size strips.
Here are the quilts presented in the video.
Alert: I have a fun border idea for next week.
Tech Know Quilters Hexagon Challenge
Last month we had quite a number of Tech Know Quilters in the Hexagon blocks and borders class. A number of them participated in a challenge to design their own hexagon blocks using PolyDraw.
Check out their wonderful designs.
Kathy Delaney noted "A friend of mine, Kelly Ashton, wrote a book called HEXAGONS, TRIANGLES, DIAMONDS AND MORE. Since I got to make a quilt for the book, I thought I would try to "design" some of the blocks I have sewn."
The following blocks and quilts weren't from the Hexagon challenge -- but represent some additional great work from Tech Know Quilters members.
You can learn more about Tech Know Quilters and sign up for the wait list here.
Some of the past Tech Know Quilter's classes without the added features of the membership, may also be purchased in my store. See available classes here.
This week has been super busy with welcoming all the new members to Tech Know Quilters. Everyone is getting started on their October classes and are sharing both their questions and their projects in the Facebook group.
Enrollment for Tech Know Quilters is now closed until next fall. If you want to join us during our next open enrollment period, please feel free to add yourself to our wait list.
Quality Time with Minnesota Quilters
I was speaking and teaching at Minnesota Quilter's this week with a lecture Thursday evening, all day Introduction to EQ8 class today followed and another lecture on Saturday morning. I've had a blast working with this group.
Electric Quilt 8 Falling Leaves Tutorial
This is a continuation on using Accuquilt dies in a quilt. If you missed the first part of this series, see how to create individual perfectly sized motifs that match those that are created with the Accuquilt dies here.
In the tutorial today, see an option for setting the leaves from these dies in a quilt..
How are you using your falling leaf motifs?
At the end of their August classes, the Tech Know Quilter members were challenged to apply what they learned. All I can say is WOW! This is an incredibly talented group of designers. Check out their latest works along with comments.
Lectures and Workshop with Minnesota Quilters Next Week
Do you live in MN? If so, I would love to meet you next week at the Minnesota Quilters meetings. All events are at the Recovery Church in St. Paul. Here is the schedule:
Electric Quilt 8 Overview Lecture Thursday (10/4 at 7 pm)
Here is your opportunity to see EQ8 in action and decide whether a quilting design software is for you.
Introduction to Electric Quilt Workshop Friday (10/5 from 9 am to 4 pm):
Kari takes you through the basic navigation of EQ8. You'll create a new project using the libraries, Quick Quilts for fast projects, adding borders, coloring tools and fabric. Create quilt labels and printing quilt blocks, yardage estimates, rotary cutting and foundation patterns. By the end of the class you will be comfortable working with the program and be able to explore additional features on your own. Users of all levels are welcome, with special emphasis on beginners. Register here.
Trunk Show plus Using Specialty Rulers for Enhanced Speed and Accuracy Lecture Saturday (10/7 10 am)
Prepare to be educated as I describe my design process, show beautiful quilts and demonstrate useful tools.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.
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