New Book - EQ8 Drawing Blocks - Scheduled for Release
Big news. I am excited to announce that my book on drawing blocks is at the printer. I've talked to Electric Quilt and if everything remains on schedule, I will have books ready to ship by April 10th.
The book covers EasyDraw, PolyDraw and Applique worktables in Electric Quilt 8 and is a great opportunity to master drafting your own blocks.
If you have taken the Tech Know Quilters Introduction to EasyDraw, Introduction to PolyDraw or Introduction to Applique classes (and a smaller part of the Foundation Patterns class), you will find there is an overlap in the material.
If you would like to pre-order a signed copy of the book, please select the purchase link below. When checking out, use the coupon code OPQNewBook for a 20% discount off the purchase price. The coupon expires on 3/31/2019.
I only ship to US locations.
Feathered Star Block Modifications
If you read books on drafting blocks, you probably have figured out that one of the biggest challenges can be in drafting your own feathered star blocks.
However Electric Quilt has taken the challenge away from drafting these blocks as they have included a number of perfectly drafted feathered star blocks in the Electric Quilt library.
In this weeks tutorial, I will share will you how to use one of those blocks as a starting point to create a personalize feathered star block.
Spoiler alert -- the secret is "snap to node".
Here is the block from the video.
If you create your own feathered star block, feel free to post pictures on the Learning EQ Facebook group.
Tech Know Quilters Virtual Quilt Show
Tech Know Quilter members have been busy designing blocks and quilts using Electric Quilt 8. Here are some of my favorites.
Micheline Herzan This is my February Challenge. I saw a part picture of a quilt (right picture) on Pinterest which caught my eye. It was posted by Wendy Pidgeon Wilkinson. I call my version of the quilt "16 Patch with 8 Point Star". I could not find a pattern or any dimensions so I drew mine in EQ8 as a 78" x 78"quilt. I drew my 16 patch as an 8" block and set it on point. My big star is a 10" block and is not set on point. Then I figured out the filler between the stars and all the white space. I set the blocks in Custom Set and used all the knowledge I amassed from Kari Schell's lessons. My finished quilt will look very different as I am using scraps from my stash and I can print all the foundation papers for these blocks..
Membership in Tech Know Quilter's only opens a few times a year. If you would like to join these amazing designers in mastering Electric Quilt, you can sign up for the wait list for the next open enrollment period.
The next open enrollment period might be coming up really soon. :)
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