Before getting started with the next block, I wanted you to be the first to know --- I will be teaching at Electric Quilt Academy in September -- in Denver Colorado! Yes this is only one month away.
I will be teaching Let's Start at the Very Beginning. If you are just getting started with Electric Quilt,or purchased the program, but haven't had time to open the box, or want to refresh yourself on the basics -- this class is for you.
There are only a few open seats in the class, so register now if you are interested in this phenomenal opportunity. Learn more here.
Block 9 - Equestrian
It has been quite a few years since I have been on horseback. My last couple of times have been on very special vacations -- while in Zimbabwa and on a Caribbean cruise. Horseback on the beach along the ocean was pretty cool. I would love to experience a vacation on a Dude ranch one year. Any suggestions?
The current Olympic equestrian disciplines are Dressage, Eventing, and Jumping. Equestrian disciplines the only Olympic events that involve animals. The horse is considered as much an athlete as the rider.
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Drafting the Equestrian Block in Electric Quilt
Select Block>New Block>Easy Draw + Patch Draw Block.
Import the above image for tracing in the Tracing Image tab.
Drawing board set-up in the Easy Draw tab is:
Using the Line tool, divide block into major sections (see image below).
Add to Sketchbook.
Snapping Options: Turn off Snap to Grid and turn on Snap to Lines and Arcs of Drawing.
Use the Line tool and draw a line to segment Section D from Section E.
Use the Line tool and trace the remaining lines of the drawing. Save to Sketchbook after completing each segment.
Go to the Applique Tab.
Select the Circle from the Oval fly-out.
With the Ctrl key depressed. trace the head. The will give you a perfect circle
Add to Sketchbook.
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