Do you have left-over turkey? (Maybe it is the turkey from last weeks blog post.)
Or -- what about an orphan block? You know -- the one that took hours (or maybe days to put together). In your heart you know you won't make another one.
This tutorial provides an idea for a layout focused on highlighting a single block.
The video shows how I used the Tommy the Turkey block from last week. But using this basic layout you could highlight any featured block.
During this free video tutorial. I will share with you a quilt that was designed to feature Tommy Turkey. This is a great project for beginners to EQ8. This would also be an easy project to piece.
Here is the quilt from the video.
Let me know of a setting you used for a theme block. it doesn't need to be Tommy the Turkey. Share your design in the Learning EQ Facebook group.
I am hoping you had a great Thanksgiving. I am taking a break for a few days and visiting my sister and her family in Kansas City.
Tech Know Quilters Virtual Quilt Show
Each month I challenge those in Tech Know Quilters to apply what they learned during the last month. They can share a project from a lesson or an original design applying the concepts they have been learning in Tech Know Quilters.
Tech Know Quilters is a membership program focused on mastery of Electric Quilt 8. We have members at all stages of their Electric Quilt journey.
If you would like to join this amazing group of quilters, you can sign up for the wait list here.
Here are their projects for October.
The TKQ Masters Creating Labels class has been surprisingly one of the most useful classes. In addition to the labels I made for a craft my family made, my sister and I are making travel jewelry bags and box pouches for family and friends this Christmas from a piece of clothing fabric that belong to my mother who passed away in December. Referencing class 5, Adding Curved Text, I designed the labels to go on the pouches and bags, and a local company printed them up for me at a very reasonable rate. The labels are circular printed on ultra suede. I am so excited as they look so awesome and will make these gifts even more special. Great class Kari!!!
I actually designed this (based on a picture of an antique Cherokee woven cloth panel) during the Introduction to Easy Draw section. Our local Guild quilt show is coming up and the easiest category to win a ribbon is Miniatures because there are so few entries. This measures 13" X 23". I drafted the whole thing as a block and then set it in a quilt of the same dimensions. Can't wait to learn how to add quilting/embroidery lines to a quilt because I think this really needs something else.
I've been working on this quilt for a while. I love this fabric collection; Northcott's Kensington Park 2020. The prints don't show up very well here but I love the tans, aquas and black. I saw a quilt in an old quilting magazine so I searched EQ for the block and the closest one was Western Spy. I edited it using the Pick tool until I had what I liked. I added a border of large and small points out. I had to adjust the spacer border to make it fit. The very narrow black border is actually meant to be a Faux piping between the borders for accent. It finishes at 91x91". I love learning more about EQ and am happy to design my quilts the way I want them to be. Looking forward to Applique because I have a special quilt in mind for me.
Brigitte Lee Leaf Quilts
I have been doing the Foundation Class this month. On the left a quilt I redid using the leaves of the foundation class. On the right is the quilt, I did many years ago (26) using half-square triangles.
In October, I took Kari's Master's Advanced Feathered Star class. In it I learned new strategies to create feathered stars with less triangular points and rotating the block in a quilt. Setting new blocks into the outer units of the quilt block opened up new avenues of designing. I decided to go in a totally different manner to subdivide the star and create a patriotic version.
I took the Modern Quilts Class but have never really appreciated this genre. I have come away with a greater appreciation and might even try a few experiments in a real quilt! This is a simplification of our spiral class.
Spent the month doing Mix and Match medallion centers and borders. Played with Serendipity and borders to fit which was a really hard challenge to me, and using more options in the layout and border tables. Had a lot of fun looking up fabric libraries, creating favorites and using things. It's fascinating how each lesson builds on the previous and make things easier to remember.
Candy Huddleston Snowflake Garden Maze
Inspired by the Kaleidoscopes classes. I used a snowflake block I came up with & decided to combine it with your Garden Maze setting from the September On Point email. I've always liked the Garden Maze setting & think this works well. I'm learning so much and really enjoyed both lessons.
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