Free Spring Fever EQ8 Mystery
Are you ready to take your Electric Quilt 8 skills to the next level? If you been going a bit stir crazy with the snow and ice, here is an opportunity to focus on spring. In this free Mystery project you will learn how to draft a series of newly designed pieced blocks that would be suitable for a miniature spring themed quilt. You will be the first to see these new designs.
The quilt will finish 17 x 11 -- suitable for framing and small enough to finish by the end of the month. With EQ there are plenty of options to make a larger quilter -- so don't feel constrained by my quilt size.
This free challenge is designed for both beginners to Electric Quilt 8 and those that would like to expand their bock drawing skills to a whole new level. My goal is to encourage you to spend a small amount of time using Electric Quilt each day to allow you to become much more comfortable with the software.
Although the mystery is FREE, you must sign up to receive the video tutorials. The mystery will start on Wednesday, March 10th.
You can read more about the mystery here.
Videos to Set Yourself Up for Success during the Upcoming Mystery
The getting started videos are available to all -- regardless of whether you choose to join the mystery.
I've put together three short videos to give you a head start for the mystery:
Video 1: Setting Up Your Project File and Adding Fabrics
In this tutorial, I will share with you how to set up your project for the Spring Fever Mystery. You will also learn how to add fabrics from the library and select and import fabric swatches from the Riley Blake website.
The Riley Blake fabric collection I will be using is "Prim" by Lori Holt. The fabric swatches from the library is Spring Prints. This is located under Themes. Both are great collections for a Spring Fever quilt. I did add a background from Riley Blake as well.
Video 2: Import a Picture for Tracing Plus Practice Sunshine Block
Video 3: Exporting an EQ Block Image to Facebook
When exporting a block you wish to share on Social Media, the process can be different than sharing a quilt. In this tutorial, learn how to export an image of a block and then add it to a Facebook post.
Here is the link the the Learning EQ Facebook post that is referenced in the videos.
If you haven't enrolled in the challenge, now is the time. I look forward to working with you to become more comfortable in drafting your own foundation friendly blocks. The first block will be sent out Wednesday, March 10th (that is this coming Wednesday) at 8 am.
I've been asked by those that are in one of my classes or receive my weekly newsletter if they are automatically enrolled in the challenge. The answer is NO. So please sign up using the link if you would like to participate in the challenge.
For those currently in the Tech Know Quilter group, check your emails for your special bonus option for the challenge.
3/6/2021 10:40:19 am
Have you tried stitching the Sunshine Block??? What do you do with that horrendous amount of fabric piled up in the middle??
3/6/2021 10:54:12 am
I haven't stitched it out. But I have done lots of seams together successfully when foundation piecing. If your final product bothers you, a button could always be added. Or you could change the placement of the lines to not have them all come together exactly in the center. The beauty of EQ is we can modify any of the blocks.
3/6/2021 11:39:30 am
I just drafted my block with a half-circle at the juncture of the points and it shows up in Foundation piecing. (Turns out the half-circle is all straight lines and they aren't even but when it's cut out I should be able to make it straighter.)
3/6/2021 12:11:35 pm
Go ahead and send me a photo. I am not sure I am understanding the problem.
3/6/2021 12:45:42 pm
I'll send it to your email. I can't see a way to post a photo here.
3/20/2021 07:52:32 pm
I have not been able to find lesson 4. I had lesson(this is for the Spring Fever Mystery in EQ8) Lesson1, 2 & 3 were posted to me. Not lesson 4. On facebook I couldn't find a lesson. Thank you.
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