This week found me playing in Easy Draw. Enjoy the Electric Quilt tutorial below on Nine Patch Merged Blocks. If you wish to expand your Easy Draw skill set, I have two classes starting in June.
Drafting Easy Draw Blocks using EQ7
Have you ever found the “perfect” block online. But then realized you wanted to piece it a different way. Maybe you want rotary cutting instructions or a foundation pattern. Or maybe you want a different size to incorporate into a different quilt. With Electric Quilt you can redraft these blocks. This instructor led online class will focus on how to “read a block” and then come up with the most efficient way to draft it with Electric Quilt. Class starts Thursday, June 15th.
I will also be teaching this class at the MN Quilt Show in Duluth -- June 9th. This class still has openings.
Foundation Drawing Using EQ7
Be the first to learn the ins and outs of creating foundation patterns for paper piecing. This brand new instructor led online class starts Monday, June 5, 2017.
Bonus: Enroll by May 31 and receive a 20 minute private consultation with Kari to draft a foundation pattern from your own favorite photograph.
Merged 9 Patch Blocks Plus Quilts
One thing that is fun to do when creating new blocks is to combine two blocks together (or maybe even three).
This week I played with taking a couple of blocks and setting them into a 9 patch block.
I could have set up a 15 x 15 grid and redrafted everything. But I was looking for an easier way. Two challenges I needed to overcome were:
When meeting with a private client yesterday, the light bulb came on and I realized how I could make the merge block feature work on a nine-patch.
I will share how in this weeks Electric Quilt video tutorial.
Here are the two quilts shared in the video.
Here is another combination that I successfully tested with the technique.
Layout for this was On Point.
Block Size: 15 x 15
Border #1: 1.75" Long Horizontal
Border #2: Border Blocks 5", 6 blocks horizontal and vertical
Fabrics used in these quilts were all from Andover's Floral Spendor collection.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.