Last week I shared with you how I drafted a couple of Valentine blocks using Easy Draw within Electric Quilt. If you missed that tutorial, click here to catch up.
This week I want to share a hot off the press setting for you. This was done using the Custom Set feature in Electric Quilt. Learn some tricks for using Custom Sets in this weeks free Electric Quilt video tutorial.
Heart Quilt Piecing Suggestions
This quilt finishes 56" x 72" -- a very nice lap quilt. With all of the cold weather we have been having recently, I think I need an extra cuddle quilt.
Here are rotary cutting charts:
The inner border is 2" finished (2-1/2" unfinished).
The outer board is 4" finished (4-1/2" unfinished).
When piecing the blocks, you will want to split the small block in half and the double blocks in thirds. Piece the rows across the quilt using the split sections from the blocks.
Fabric Selection for Valentine Quilt
There are not a lot of new red/pink collections at the moment. Thanks for those that offered suggestions. Which one appeals to you?
Valentines Day 2016 Table Runner
After creating the lap quilt, I came up with a small wall quilt using the same basic concept.
Last Chance - Introduction to Electric Quilt (first session starts on January 26th)
Are you new to Electric Quilt (or maybe you have not used the software much in the last couple of years). If so, I know you will be interested in my Introduction to Electric Quilt Class.
This online class will cover basic navigation of the software, creating a new project, using the libraries, using Quick Quilts for fast projects, adding borders, coloring tools/fabrics, creating quilt labels and printing quilts, blocks, fabric yardage estimates, rotary cutting and foundation patterns. By the end of the two sessions 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.
Dates: January 26 and February 2nd. 6:30 - 9:00 pm (Central time)
Class size will be limited to 10 participants. We will use screen sharing technology -- so you will be able to see my screen and if you have specific questions, I will also be able to view yours as well.
Click here to register. (Suggestion: There will be a coupon that can be applied toward this class in my weekly newsletter. Sign up now to obtain the code or send me a note.)
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