In my recently released book - EQ8 Drawing Blocks - I shared how to draft a foundation friendly basket using EasyDraw.
In my free tutorial this week, I will share with you how to use this basket to create a fun Easter Basket filled with surprises.
One of the blocks combines the foundation friendly basket with the Peek-A-Boo Bunny from the EQ8 Contemporary Applique library.
For the other block, I used the Duckling in a Shell block from the EQ8 Contemporary Applique library and added it to the basket block. This took a little bit more work as I needed to modify the duck to give the illusion of him being under the basket pieces.
To color the blocks, I used the free fabric of the month collection from Electric Quilt Abstract Garden. The collection was designed by Christa Watson for Benartex. It has some fun bright fabrics -- perfect for my Easter baskets.
The blocks were set in a horizontal layout. I sized the blocks at 15 x 15 and flipped one of the duck blocks.
Border #1 was the yellow section with Happy Easter added using the font Baby Kruffy.
What will you add to your Easter baskets? I would love to see your designs.
EQ8 Drawing Blocks
EQ8 Drawing Blocks has been released and I received my first shipment from Electric Quilt on Monday. I am officially a published author!
Watch me open my first box of books.
Learn the Fundamentals of Block Drawing
Each chapter focuses on one of the EQ8 drawing styles. Learn how to draw the blocks below, plus many more!
Chapter 1 Drawing Pieced Blocks in EasyDraw
Learn how to set up the Precision Bar for drawing success, determine the best size to draw a block by examining the block’s grid, trace a photograph to create a foundation-friendly block, and more!
Chapter 2 Drawing Pieced Blocks in PolyDraw
Learn the difference between the EasyDraw and PolyDraw drawing styles, use the Clone and Rotate method for faster drawing, draw a block on each of the special grids, and more!
Chapter 3 Drawing Applique Designs
Learn to use the Draw and Shapes tools to create unique applique patches, use WreathMaker to make beautiful designs, modify a block from the library to make it your own, trace an antique quilt block, and more!
About this Book
Size 8½” x 11″
Softcover, spiral binding, full-color content
You may purchase directly from me (with the option of a signed copy) or from Electric Quilt.
I only ship within the US.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.