Maple Leaf Custom Set Quilt EQ8 Tutorial
A number of years ago back (way back in 2014), I created a free pattern for those that signed up for my newsletter. The quilt was designed in EQ7 and continues to be a favorite of mine. I pieced and quilted two different variations of the quilt.
I decided to resurrect the design, and update it with some new fabrics. I also added an easy to construct pieced border.
The video tutorial will take you through the entire process of creating the block and quilt using EQ8. It will also give you confidence in using Custom Set.
Here is the block and the quilt from the video. You might be able to find the maple leaf block in the EQ library or BlockBase+. However I typically find it is faster to draw many of the "simple" blocks myself as sometimes figuring out the naming convention and locating the block can be a challenge.
After the video, I decided to play with a different Maple Leaf block from the library. I did a little modification to eliminate the extra patches on the left and bottom edges. Blocks from the library (or even BlockBase+) are always editable in EQ8.
I look forward to seeing what maple leaf block you chose to work with. Or did you pick a different block to use with the layout? Please post your designs in the designated post for the Learning EQ Facebook group.
I always enjoy seeing your work.
Tech Know Quilters Masters Leaf Quilt Challenge
Each month, I provide a challenge to Tech Know Quilter Masters members. In September the challenge was to design a quilt that incorporates a leaf block. It is so amazing to see the creativity of this group of EQ8 users.
I even added my own challenge quilt at the bottom of the post.
If you have completed twelve or more months of Tech Know Quilters, you are eligible to join Tech Know Quilters Masters. If this interests you, send me a note and I will provide you more information on the program.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.