Last week I asked you how you would draft a Lady of the Lake quilt and presented a quiz to assist you in analyzing this quilt. If you missed the post (and the quilt), you can stillparticipate here.
Many of you not only completed the quiz, but also shared photos of your designed quilt on social media. Here were a number of the designs that were shared.
When I completed my rendition, I used a horizontal layout with 15 inch blocks. So the quilt only had one pieced block to draft. A number of people noted that they did an on point layout with sashing and cornerstones (comprised of the half and quarter square triangle units), with the large half square triangle unit being the block. Both are correct ways to draft the quilt.
If you would like to learn how to draft the block and the quilt using my method, check out the following video.
Shoot for the Stars with EQ8
Are you just getting started with Electric Quilt 8 and need some help?
Shoot for the Stars is designed to get you started with Electric Quilt 8 through training delivered straight to your inbox. This series includes 14 short (ie. 5-10 minute) videos delivered over the course of a month allowing you to learn the basics of this complex program in bite size increments.
The class is currently on sale for $25 (regular $35). Join now.
Tech Know Quilters Show
The Tech Know Quilters EQ8 Membership Studio participants had a very productive week. In addition to the quilts shown here, many also participated in a Gee's Bend Challenge. I am saving those quilts for a special blog post in early August.
Tech Know Quilters Modern Quilt Class
Class is now available for stand-alone purchase.
The Modern Quilt Guild notes that Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.
In this class you will explore creating modern quilts using Electric Quilt 8.
All of this will be presented in 10 Easy Peasy video tutorials of 5-10 minutes.
A video tutorial plus detailed step by step instructions will be sent to your inbox every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Purchase stand alone class for only $50. (Note the material is the same as presented in the Tech Know Quilters Membership studio.)
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