Last month the challenge for my Tech Know Quilter Masters members was to create their own Jacobean quilt block. This allowed them to spend time practicing with their Electric Quilt 8 applique tools. At the bottom of this post, you can check out some of their designs.
I wanted to carry that concept into the tutorial for today -- but knew I didn't want to get super complicated. So as I was perusing some of the applique motifs in the Electric Quilt library, I came across the category "Flowers with Stems". This category includes some fantastic motifs and I began wondering about turning them into hexagonal wreaths. That was the concept I ended up exploring for this blog post.
Hexagon Floral Wreath Electric Quilt 8 Tutorial
One of the categories in the EQ library are Motifs. These are essentially applique blocks that don't have a background. While you can use them without modification in a quilt, you also have the ability to modify the blocks in the Block Worktable. I ended up picking three different motifs to play with. I covered using the Cornflower motif in the video -- but will also share my designs with the other two as well.
Hexagon Applique Motif
Floral Applique Wreath
Creating a Custom Set Quilt
Watch the full tutorial.
Here is my final quilt.
I mentioned that I played with a couple of extra motifs. Here are my quilts. (Note that this was not included in the video. But playing with these motifs is a bit addicting.)
I am curious which motif you chose to work with from the EQ8 library -- or did you create one of your own? I would love to see your quilt. Please feel free to share in the Learning EQ Facebook group post I have set up.
Introduction to Applique Class
Applique is often viewed as the hardest elements to master in Electric Quilt. During this series, I will break down the tools into bite size pieces to make this very doable -- no matter your current skill level in EQ. Although we won’t cover any complex blocks during the class, the skills will allow you to break a more complex pattern into smaller elements and successfully draft any applique block. Even the Jacobean applique blocks shown below.
Not currently a member -- send me a note if you are interested in joining Tech Know Quilters -- and let me know if you would like to start with this class.
Current members, let me know if you would like this class as an add-on to your current class for the month. We will send you a an add-on coupon for your discounted price. If you prefer we can make this your July class.
Take a look at the agenda along with the blocks and quilts from the class. Click on the picture for a close-up.
Tech Know Quilters Jacobean Applique Masters Challenge
Tech Know Quilters members are eligible for the Masters program after completing 12 months of Tech Know Quilter classes. During April they were challenged to create their own Jacobean style quilt block. Each week they were challenged to add a new element to their block -- this allowed them to keep the project manageable.
Masters members receive fewer lessons each month, with more time to devote to their own projects and challenges.
If you have completed 12 or more months of Tech Know Quilters and are interested in joining Masters, send me a note. I will send you more information on the program.
I am in love with their designs.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.