Although this was a short week -- there is a lot happening in this bog post.
Goose Goose Duck Challenge
Mark your calendars for September 10th.
This is the starting date for a new two week challenge. During this free challenge I will be presenting both drafting (using EQ8) and piecing instructions for six blocks.
And at the end of the challenge, you will be invited to join a webinar where I will share a number of setting options for your blocks.
Using Custom Set in EQ8
Custom Set in Electric Quilt 8 can sometimes seem scary to use. Custom Set is the layout that gives you a blank canvas and you can put your blocks where ever you want on that canvas.
Learn my tricks for creating a small quilt layout with two sizes of blocks. It is very doable. The layout is perfect for populating with any three and six inch blocks.
In the video I include drafting the bow tie and maple leaf blocks and then including them in the custom set layout.
Here are the quilts from the video.
Did you know that if you sign up for my newsletter, you will receive a pattern for piecing the maple leaf quilt.
Tech Know Quilters July Apply What You Learned Challenge
At the end of each month, Tech Know Quilter members are encouraged to share a block or quilt and provide insights on what they learned. Here are their inspiring results.
I have been working on a Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild (NSQG) challenge quilt as a component of our upcoming Time Flies Quilt Show. Challenge requirements include: use 4 ruby (40th anniversary gem) flying geese blocks to celebrate four decades, add embellishments, meet AQS Ultimate Guild Challenge competition size requirements, and showcase a personal reflection of how 'Time Flies".
My design uses 40 wedges. After incorporating the four ruby blocks, each of the remaining 36 geese blocks chronologically document the quilt style and completion date of a selection of my quilts. I photographed my quilts and resized the pictures to fit into the 40 wedges. This quilt serves as a documentation of my quilting journey through time so that pictures of my quilts are captured in one place. It also keeps my 'goals' front and center for the future.
I drew the shoe, bucket and scissors after taking Kari’s applique class. I then proceeded to sew a 3-D bucket, wool pincushion, beaded strawberry, high-heeled shoe, scissor hands applique'd over Peltex, yo-yos for the 4 quadrants of the clock face, clock and hourglass charms, beads and a bucket list of yet-to-be-completed quilt styles flowing out of the bucket. Forty ruby prairie points celebrate NSQG's 40th anniversary year. The 4 o'clock charms and the scissor hands reflect the 4 decades of our guild's existence.
Challenge quilts were displayed and voted upon last night at our guild meeting. I’m happy to report that I won first place.
Other EQ Designs and Quilts by TKQ Members
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