Mixed Up Flying Geese EQ8 Tutorial
The video today will use the Stars and Stripes 10th Anniversary fabric collection with a diagonal flying geese block that you will be able to draft in Electric Quilt 8. I decided to use two different colorings of the block since there were so many great options in the fabric collection.
The quilt I drafted to feature this block used an On Point layout. It was set up with 3 horizontal and 4 vertical blocks.
I changed the block size to 10-1/2" x 10-1/2" as that will allow the flying geese units to have a finished size of 5" x 2-1/2". That is a great size for many of the rulers in our collections. However if size of the flying geese units is not important to you, this would also be a great block to foundation piece. You could make it as large (or small) as you want.
After placing the blocks in the quilt, I worked with Serendipity to experiment with different rotations/flips for the blocks. There are so many fun ways to work with these blocks.
If you are interested in learning more about either Shoot for the Stars with EQ8 or Tech Know Quilters click on the links below.
After completing the video, I experimented with a second coloration and then with a different Serendipity option. And then replacing half the blocks with unpieced blocks. This option will allow for some fancy quilting.
This is a block that has so many options regardless of the quilt layout. It was hard to stop playing.
I would love to see your quilt with this block. Or maybe you created a different Quilt of Valor design in Electric Quilt 8. Feel free to share what you have done in the Learning EQ Facebook group.
Using a .webp Image with Electric Quilt 8
According to Wikipedia, WebP is an image file format that Google has developed as a replacement for JPEG, PNG, and GIF file formats. WebP yields files that are smaller for the same quality, or of higher quality for the same size.
I have been seeing a fair number of websites that have been converting their images to this format. While these images can be downloaded to your computer, there is not a way to directly include the images in Electric Quilt. This matters:
The good news is that there are ways to transition a document from .webp to either a .png or a .jpg image on your computer. However the process is a bit different if you are on a MAC or on a PC. Let me walk you through both.
Converting from .webp on a MAC
Preview will allow a MAC user to open the file and export it as .png or .jpeg.
A special thanks to Tech Know Quilter members and MAC users Kathleen McCormick and Adelina Sumida who provided the information shown above.
Converting from .webp on a PC
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