I've been looking at a lot of graphic designs this last week and one that intrigued me was a word composed of some flowers and leaves. I spent some time playing in Electric Quilt, to see if I could replicate the concept with some simple shapes. (Let's face it, I don't have enough time or patience to replicate the inspirational photo.)
In my free EQ8 tutorial, I will show you how to create the shapes, and then place then in a block to create your own WordArt. We also cover using Wreathmaker (as I found it helpful in drawing the "O").
I didn't cover drafting the quilt layout. However, if you would like to replicate my project, create a Horizontal layout with 1 x 1 blocks. The block size was 14 x 5. There are two borders. The first is a .5 inch long horizontal and the second a 1 inch long horizontal.
Here is my quilt. The fabric in the border is part of the free fabric download from EQ for Feburary 2019.
After designing the Love WordArt quilt, I started thinking about using other words. This could be a fun gift for a child, friend or family member. Here is "quilter" spelled out using the same concept.
What word will you put in your WordArt quilt?
Be My Valentine
Create a quick table quilt measuring 40" x 16" to celebrate Valentine's Day. Or this would also make a great shower or wedding gift for that special someone.
This project is a lot simpler than it looks. I used over-sized units that are cut down with the use of rulers from Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design. I've also provided alternate instructions if you wish to do the project without the rulers.
Click here to purchase Be My Valentine. On sale for $5 (regularly $8).
2/8/2020 10:20:07 am
Yes, your video says Because of Privacy settings it cannot be played here. Can you reset the settings so we can watch the video? Thank you.
2/8/2020 03:21:44 pm
Hi Wanda. I've double checked and there aren't any issues with the privacy settings. Could you try playing the video using a different browser and see if that helps?
2/8/2020 10:42:00 am
Your tutorial is so helpful! What a cute idea!
2/8/2020 01:49:42 pm
When making the O, try flipping the posies vertically (instead of rotating).
2/8/2020 03:22:31 pm
Elizabeth -- what a great idea. I much prefer that to rotating!
2/14/2020 06:16:15 pm
2/14/2020 07:22:28 pm
I have lots of free tutorials on my blog (typically 4 per month). I also have an online getting started class called Shoot for the Stars with EQ8 and then a membership group for those that want to progress to a more advanced level. Here is the link on Shoot for the Stars https://www.onpointquilter.com/store/p213/Shoot_for_the_Stars_with_EQ8.html Here is the link for more information on Tech Know Quilters https://www.onpointquilter.com/tech-know-quilters-electric-quilt-8-membership-training.html
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