And creating the piece allowed me to focus on the upcoming Easter celebration.
See how to create your own foundation friendly Easter landscape quilt in my video for the week.
Coloring the Quilt
In my initial rendition, I played with colors instead of fabrics. Using the colors in the inspirational photo, I added some gradations in EQ. Then I took a few of the colors from those gradations and did a search for fabrics in the library. I included all EQ libraries in my search, knowing that I wanted primarily batiks and tonal prints. To keep the video under 10 minutes, I did not include this process in the video. However for those in Tech Know Quilters, take a look at Lesson 12 in Working with Fabrics for a better understanding of grades and Lesson 13 Randomize for transitioning from colors to fabrics.
Here are my final fabrics if you would like to look for something similar. I probably downloaded over 100 fabrics. Did randomize to convert the colors to fabrics and then then swapped out fabrics that I didn't like in the quilt. Once the quilt was done, I did a compress project file size to eliminate everything that wasn't in the quilt.
Make sure to save your block before adding the applique. Once the applique is added, Electric Quilt will tell you that the block is too complex for EQ to automatically section and number. You always have the option to section and number yourself. But if you saved the version before the applique, it is already done for you.
Here is the sectioned foundation from the video -- all done by Electric Quilt 8.
Here is the quilt from the video.
Do you have a favorite Easter quilt that you have designed in Electric Quilt? I would love to see pictures. (It doesn't need to be this one.) Please feel free to post in the Learning EQ Facebook group.
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