I love heart quilts and this is the best time of the year to share them with you. I had three different ideas to chose from today. The one that won out was a design I did back in the EQ5 days. It appears to be something I submitted to a local quilt shop. But looking at my notes, it wasn't the one they decided to use.
Let's just say that the Electric Quilt fabric options were not as wonderful at that time. Or maybe I just struggled with fabric selection. Anybody still have any of these fabrics in your stash?
The first step to reworking this project was to find a more current fabric collection. In October 2022, the Free Fabric of the Month from Electric Quilt was Leather and Lace and Amazing Grace designed by Cathe Holden for Moda.
It has an amazing collection of pinks, reds, blues and tans. Perfect for a heart quilt.
Click on the picture below to access the download from Electric Quilt. There are downloads both for Mac and PC. After going through the installation process you will be able to access the fabrics within Electric Quilt.
The only other blocks in the quilt are two of the default blocks -- a half square triangle and a quarter square triangle block.
Watch the video to see how these blocks come together for a fun heart quilt.
Here is the quilt from the video.
I look forward to seeing what you do with this quilt. It might be fun to use these three blocks for an original quilt. Play a bit and see what you come up with. Feel free to share you designs in the Learning EQ Facebook group.
EQ8 Foundation Patterns Stand Alone Class
Would you like to take this class? I've decided to offer it as a stand alone class available during February 2023. The class is considered an Advanced Beginner class -- which means you have some experience in working in EasyDraw and have created some basic quilt layouts.
Foundation Piecing/Paper Piecing Definition – A design that can be pieced by sewing on the lines of a foundation (typically paper).
My favorite blocks for foundation piecing:
We will cover all of these in the Foundation Patterns class.
Current Tech Know Quilter members, please contact me if your wish to take this as an add-on class in February. The class currently exists in TKQ and there are added discounts for current TKQ members.
2/11/2023 01:20:15 pm
I am TKQ member. Where can I find the paper piecing workshop Aon the website?
2/11/2023 11:32:42 pm
Leslie -- I sent you an email with instructions of how to purchase.
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