Dress Up Your Half Square Triangle
What are your thoughts when you need to make a half square triangle unit in a quilt?
What about when you need to make 500 or even 1000 of them.
I decided this post would be dedicated to bringing back respect for the half square triangle. But in order to do so, it needs a little bit of dressing up.
So I gave myself a challenge to create 12 dressed up half square triangles. Here were my "rules":
Here are my blocks.
Here is my challenge for you (if you choose to accept it).
Hint -- here are the settings I used for drafting all of the blocks. Very basic!
If you would like to share one of your new blocks with my blog readers, please send me an Electric Quilt file with your favorite dressed up block by June 11th.
Over the summer I plan to share a number of posts on playing with these blocks. That's all I plan to say for now. :)
But trust me -- it will be fun.
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Drafting Easy Draw Blocks using EQ7
Have you ever found the “perfect” block online. But then realized you wanted to piece it a different way. Maybe you want rotary cutting instructions or a foundation pattern. Or maybe you want a different size to incorporate into a different quilt. With Electric Quilt you can redraft these blocks. This instructor led online class will focus on how to “read a block” and then come up with the most efficient way to draft it with Electric Quilt. Class starts Thursday, June 15th.
Foundation Drawing Using EQ7
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6/3/2017 11:02:49 am
Hey Carrie. I just drafted all the blocks (lots of fun and didn't take long at all) and a few of my own and am not sure what kind of "file" you are asking for. I can send images - I've done that one before - - -did you just want the new ones I designed or everything??? Instructions on "file" needed please. Thank you!!
6/4/2017 06:56:12 am
Great new photo of you!
6/4/2017 08:16:38 am
Yikes! Kari, sorry I spelled your name wrong. I've been taking some art lessons from another Carrie.
6/4/2017 05:24:38 pm
No problem on the spelling of my names. There are probably at least a dozen ways to spell it, It would be helpful if you sent me your EQ file (just with your new block(s) in them. Although I will post pictures of submitted blocks as well.
6/4/2017 08:52:35 pm
Which option under file do I select???
6/4/2017 09:31:20 pm
Just use "Save". It should save as either a pj7 or .p7E (if you have the embroidery module). I can open either.
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