Overlapping Double Hearts Electric Quilt 8 Tutorial
After seeing some pictures on Pinterest with overlayed double hearts, I realized that this was something I could easily do using Electric Quilt 8. And the beauty of using Electric Quilt, it that we can select the size we want and use the design in a quilt -- or even in a card.
In the free video tutorial, I will share the complete process for drafting these overlapping double hearts -- it is much easier than it looks.
This is a great project for those that are new to working in the applique worktable. I cover working with shapes, including editing and resizing.
Here is the picture of the design - colored with fabric. Definitely much prettier than above.
Cutting Out the Overlapping Heart Designs in Cricut Design Space
Many of you are aware that I love to use Inkscape for converting my EQ designs into an SVG format. I have also heard from a number of you who do not want to deal with the complexity of Inkscape. If that is you, this tutorial will show you how to go directly from your EQ design to Cricut Design Space.
Note that the key for success with this method is to color with colors (instead of fabrics).
I know that my Cricut Maker can be used to cut both fabrics and cardstock. The process is the same for both. The only different is the type of material selected for cutting.
Here are the three cards I did using the overlapping hearts. I cut out 3 copies of the red overlay and three different sets of the inner hearts -- one with silver foil, one with a black foil, and a third some designer series paper (which had a bit of silver foil in it).
The other material used was from my current collection of Stampin Up product.
Next week, I plan to present a quilty option using the same applique motif block -- so stay tuned.
What would you do with the overlapping hearts block? Set the block in a quilt of your own choosing and share in the Learning EQ Facebook group. I always enjoy seeing your work.
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