The block for this weeks tutorial is primarily pieced and drafted in EasyDraw. But includes some optional heart applique motifs. I used the fabric collection Leather and Lace and Amazing Grace to color the block and quilt.
I combined the hearts with the fabric collection for the name of my new block - Heartfelt Grace.
Scroll down to see some fantastic EQ8 designs in the latest Tech Know Quilter showcase.
Heartfelt Grace Electric Quilt 8 Tutorial
The inspiration for this block came from two different blocks in Block Base+.
Block Base Plus is based Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. This book is the perfect resource for identifying 4000+ historic blocks plus the names and publishing information. The blocks are EQ friendly and can be used in Electric Quilt 8.
Check out my review of Block Base + here.
Adding Bands Around the Octagon Shape
Heartfelt Grace Quilt Design
See how to create your own Heartfelt Block and Quilt in the complete video tutorial.
Here are the quilts from the video.
I also did a variation of the quilt -- with just one block. Valentines Day is just around the corner. So this might be an easier option to be complete in time.
It isn't included in the video, but I played with a couple of different fabric collections as well.
I look forward to seeing what you decide to do with this design -- or maybe you will be inspired to create your own "banded" block. Share your creation in the Learning EQ Facebook Group.
Tech Know Quilters Showcase
Each month I encourage Tech Know Quilter members to share favorite projects from their class for the month and applications of the concepts for their own quilts. Here are their submitted designs for the December Month-End Challenge.
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