Scrappy Pine Trees
Some days a project decides it doesn't want to behave. That was the case for my Scrappy Pine Trees quilt. So in addition to seeing my design, you will see how I deal with "problems" during the design process. Just in case you have similar issues when designing your own quilts. :)
This was all done to help you. Wink! Wink!
The quilt is very versatile. Consider swapping out the pine trees in the center for a different set of blocks. Just remember that the blocks will be on point -- so plan accordingly.
Here are the blocks from the video tutorial.
As previously mentioned I had a couple of problems to work through in drafting the quilt.
I had decided to combine four of the same block in a single block. The rotation wasn't an option under Serendipity>Shrink and Flip. So I resized/and cloned for the four corners of my quilt. Unfortunately, I kept loosing lines. I thought I could get around that by adding a line around the block. That resulted in a Polygon error. And I still lost lines. Ugh!
The beauty is that you get to see how it really isn't that hard to fix both of those problems in Electric Quilt 8. The key is to not panic.
After drafting the "border", I realized I needed a faux inner border. This was easy to fix with the merge block feature in Electric Quilt 8.
Watch the video to see how to draft all the blocks and quilt.
And here is my Scrappy Pines quilt. This was done a long time ago (as you can probably guess with some of the fabrics I used) -- but is still a favorite of mine.
Vicki in MN
5/6/2023 07:22:14 pm
Kari, I just wanted to say thank you for your generosity of these free videos, I always check them out and I always learn or relearn something!
5/8/2023 09:08:25 am
Thanks so much Kari for helping us to progress with EQ8.
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