Last week I posted both cutting charts and piecing diagrams for a donkey and an elephant block (based on designs by Evaline Foland for the Kansas City Star). One reader sent me a note suggesting that with a couple of additional blocks, these would work nicely for a child or baby quilt.
I'm somewhat drawing challenge (I remember an old Pictionary game where I drew a bird with four legs.) so I knew I wanted some help getting started on my additional quilt block. A few months ago when putting together some handouts for an Electric Quilt class I ran across the Photo Patch quilt layout. I decided to use this as a start for drafting my quilt block.
Here is my inspirational photo along with the final block I created in EQ (using only squares and half square triangles consistent with Foland's blocks).
This took me about 30 minutes to create with Electric Quilt. See how I created the block in this weeks video. The video was shortened to 13 minutes by deleting much of the coloring parts of the video.
To make it more consistent with Evaline Foland's donkey and elephant blocks, I suggest having just one background.
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If you are interested in a FREE pdf of the block diagram, please click here.
Now for a quick follow up on the other "election" blocks in last weeks quilt.
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11/8/2014 01:05:52 am
what an awesome tutorial!! I've never used the image feature. Actually, i've not done the lessons on it, I have so much to do in the other parts of EQ! Thank you. I am inspired to grow to the image worktable.
11/8/2014 03:11:11 am
That was clever! I've not used that tool nearly enough either and have taken notes on you tutorial and will give it a go. Thanks so much Kari
11/8/2014 03:15:14 am
Dit is so 'n oulike idee! Pragtig gedoen!
11/8/2014 06:30:42 am
Thanks Cala. Are you from South Africa? In my "trip of a lifetime" I did a safari along with the quilt show in Port Elizabeth. I want to get back again soon.
11/8/2014 11:41:34 am
Hi Kari, yes, I'm from South Africa. We retired to Jeffreysbay last year - about 75km (?35miles?) from Port Elizabeth. :) That safari along sound great. Thank you for the lovely tutorial. You are a great teacher. Take care, Cala
11/8/2014 03:28:08 am
Excellent tutorial as usual Kari! Glad you are feeling better.
11/8/2014 03:57:07 am
I know I was moving last week, but I can't find the donkey and elephant blocks. Can you send link?
11/8/2014 06:13:59 am
2/13/2021 02:53:21 am
Nice bllog post
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