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Last week I shared how I took Louisiana (a historic quilt block) and created my own variation using Custom Set within EQ8. If you missed the tutorial, you can still catch the video here.
Louisiana Block Playtime
This week I will share how to create a full quilt (complete with coordination borders) for the Louisiana variation block.
I knew I wanted to carry the flying geese unit into the border -- but I didn't want those flying geese units around the entire quilt center as I thought it was a bit heavy for the center of the quilt.
So I decided to put four of them on each side of the corners. And I added one of those rectangle plus flying geese units to the corners as well.
In the video I also share how to deal with all those pesky unused block spaces in the pieced borders.
Here is the final quilt from the video.
I also thought I would try this quilt with a different fabric collection. This one is using the Flourish fabric collection from QT Fabrics.
I look forward to seeing what fabric collection you decide to work with.
Feel free to share pictures in the Learning EQ Facebook group.
Tech Know Quilters Masters Challenge - Louisiana Block
Each month, I provide a challenge to Tech Know Quilter Masters members. In August the challenge was to design a quilt using the Louisiana block. Look at how different every quilt submitted in the challenge is. It is so amazing to see the creativity when there is no set pattern to follow.
Looks closely at each quilt and find the Louisiana block. Some are harder than others to figure out. Bonus points if you can identify the layout used by each designer.
If you have completed twelve or more months of Tech Know Quilters, you are eligible to join Tech Know Quilters Masters. If this interests you, send me a note and I will provide you more information on the program.
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