Inspirational Ring Summer Games Block 19
There are actually four versions of this block -- one for each of the corners in the next border.
I decided to go back to the colors of the rings in the center of the quilt. And then added a few reminders for those that are focused on improving in their sport of choice. These are all items my ice skating coaches are reminding me to work on if I want to excel.
The embroidery is optional. Alternatively, the words could be completed as applique or I have an idea for quilting the center space -- that I will present in a later post.
In the instructions for this block, I include embroidery downloads if you wish to machine embroider and the full size font (regular and mirror image) if you wish to applique the text.
I used Harlow Solid Italic font. It had a bit of the flow of the Rio font designed for the Olympics(which I really loved), but none of the copyright restrictions.
Click here to purchase and download the block pattern and embroidery files. Instructions include rotary cutting and folded corners to construct each of the blocks.
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Drafting the Inspirational Ring Block in Electric Quilt
Select Block>New Block>Easy Draw Block.
Import the above image for tracing in the Tracing Image tab.
Drawing board set-up in the Easy Draw tab is:
Using the Line tool, draw your block.
Add to Sketchbook.
Select Work on Quilt. If latest version of the quilt is not visible, select View Sketchbook. Select the Quilt tab and navigate to most recent version of the quilt. Select Edit.
Select Set Block. Navigate to the Ring Block and click each of the four corners of border 3. Use the Spraycan tool and recolor each of the rings a different color (Yellow, Red, Blue and Green).
Select Layer 2 Tab (at the bottom of the screen).
Select Set Applique Text (the icon with the large T).
In the dialogue box, navigate to font of your choice. I used Harlow Solid Italic. The fonts you can choose from are based on fonts loaded on your computer. This is not an EQ thing.
Change the approximate size in inches to 1.5.
Hold down the Shift key and with your mouse, drag a box over the center of on the the rings. When you release the mouse, the box will get small. Don't worry about this.
Type you text (choose from Stamina, Strength, Spirit, Speed).
Select the Adjust tool and move the text into position. If the text is tool large, drag the corners of the box to change the size.
Color your text with the Paintbrush tool.
Add to Sketchbook.
8/22/2016 07:07:22 am
I've enjoyed working on this. Did we lose the Basketball player?
8/22/2016 12:41:25 pm
No the basketball player is still there. If you click the blog caption at the top it will load the latest posts. The basketball player should be right under the inspirational rings. (You are probably in the Inspirational rings post -- if you followed the link from my newsletter.)
8/22/2016 10:51:35 am
Hi, I have been downloading the blocks but had purchased the first 8 or 9 blocks. How can I down load the images for working on them? Do I print out the instruction and scan in the image of the block? Need some help. Thank you.
8/22/2016 12:39:14 pm
There is a search box on the right. Search by name of the block. That should give you an option of getting to the old blog post. From there you can download the pictures and use them for tracing.
8/22/2016 11:57:44 am
Love the ring repeats in the corners and all the options and emb files. You're a great teacher Kari. Thank you so much!
8/22/2016 12:09:52 pm
Thanks so much for doing this for us Kari. Its been a great refresher for me. I haven't drawn much of anything in a long time and this was lots of fun. Waiting impatiently for the final installments....
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