Foundation Friendly Snowman
Have you joined the Free EQ8 Christmas Mystery? We are three videos into the mystery and there are some awesome blocks being created by participants. More on that below.
As subscribers to the mystery draft their own blocks they are commenting that "it is beginning to get easier" and "having fun and becoming more confident each day".
Would you like to have fun and become more confident in using EQ8?
Since I am focused on helping readers creating foundation friendly blocks, I thought I would share a bonus design. Although not part of the Foundation Friendly Christmas Mystery, this is a great block to hone your foundation piecing drafting skills -- with a little bit of applique to enhance your snowman. The design would make an super cute stand-alone wall quilt.
Foundation Friendly Christmas Mystery Update
We are three videos into the Foundation Friendly Christmas Mystery and I've enjoyed seeing some of the early blocks. Here are a few that were shared on social media. You can check out more of their designs in the Learning EQ Facebook group.
A few even sewed up their blocks.
Sharon Osborne changed the size of her angel to 3" x 5", paper pieced it and inserted it in a photo card. This would make a wonderful Christmas card.
Merle Rawson turn her Noel design into a square block and used freezer paper to paper piece her block.
After joining you will receive an email to super-size your experience with the VIP experience. One of the benefits of the VIP experience is full foundation patterns (including cutting charts) for each of the foundation blocks.
Sarah Jo McKee
12/12/2020 04:25:20 pm
Ok I am struggling with the Foundation Friendly Snowman. When I get it drawn, I only have one section.?????
12/12/2020 04:48:36 pm
It sounds like you may not have snap to lines and arcs turned on. I would start over with the block (with that turned on). Hopefully that will solve your problem.
Sarah Jo McKee
12/12/2020 06:31:51 pm
Thank you for your response, tried again. I have figured out the line issue, but now when I go the the print, foundation there is a message that due to the section having an inside corner, EQ is unable to number the pieces and I am not getting different colored sections. It would seem that the addition of the scarf AFTER you have snowballed the body would create an impossible paper foundation design. ??
12/16/2020 09:52:12 pm
If the block is drawn correctly there should not be an inside corner. What I suggest is going back and finding the last saved block that did not have an issue and redoing from there. Without looking at your block it is hard to identify where your inside corner is. Feel free to post in the Learning EQ FB group where everyone is asking their questions on the mystery. You can post a picture of your block there ( a close up of the middle section on the drawing tab would be really helpful for problem solving.)
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