Transparency Quilt EQ8 Webinar Registration Now Open
Transparency quilts are those special quilts where the quilter places blocks of color within the quilt, creating an illusion of overlaying colors.
These are often the quilts that stop us in our tracks and leave us mesmerized and wanting to continue to look at them.
But when it comes to creating our own, I have found many people feel a little overwhelmed and unsure how to work out the overlay along with the right color combinations.
Which is why I'm going to show you how.
Join my free Electric Quilt 8 webinar where I will take you step by step through the entire process to create your own transparency quilt. In this live webinar, you will learn how to:
What are you waiting for? Enroll today.
Plus you will also receive a guidebook that you will be able to use as a reference both during and after the video. This will assist you when you're working on your project.
I can't wait to see your transparency quilt design.
Choose the time that works the best below and register for this amazing fun webinar. You won't be disappointed.
For all those that attend live, I will be offering a special bonus offer as well. Make sure to join me. I can't wait to see you there.
A replay will be available for 24 hours if you cannot attend live.
Shoebox Quilt Unboxed
Do you have a closet full of shoebox quilts? Please tell me that some of you do. I don't want to be alone in my obsession of starting and not finishing every quilt project.
In the search for a particular fabric, I found myself opening some shoe boxes -- that had been untouched for a very long time. Check out my unveiling of one of the boxes. This was definitely during my "plaid" phase.
Next challenge was finding the tools that I used for the project (as they weren't in the shoebox). Even back then I was really into collecting quilting rulers and tools. But it was before my Studio 180 Design craze.
Fortunately, I rarely get rid of rulers and I was able to locate ones that were probably used for the project.
Large diamonds were cut from 3-1/2" strips using the Easy Six tool by Sharon Hultgren. The tool I used appears to have been replaced with the EQ Quilting 60 Degree Diamond ruler.
Small diamonds were cut from 1-3/4" strips using the same tool.
I took apart one of the equilateral triangle segments. There are a couple of ways to approach cutting these pieces.
Approach #2 Strip piece 2-1/4" strips of the light plaid with 2" strips of the medium plaid. Use the Clear View Triangle ruler and line up the bottom at 3-3/4" and cut the triangle segments. This would definitely have much more waste, But the ending pieces are much cleaner. (Given the notches in my parallelograms, I suspect this may have been my approach.)
This will give me a great start on cutting and piecing the rest of the segments during my quilt retreat this weekend. At least that is the plan.
Next week, I will share how to draft the blocks and quilts using Electric Quilt 8. I have an idea for a slightly different quilt that still uses the segments already completed. So stay tuned.
Let's have a little fun. Post a picture of a incomplete shoebox project in the designated post in the Learning EQ Facebook group. Let us know the age of the project along with any origin information. Did you use EQ to help with the project?
By the end of next week I will award a prize to one shoebox owner who posts in the designated location.
Tech Know Quilters Table Runner Showcase
Tech Know Quilters members are eligible for the Masters program after completing 12 months of Tech Know Quilter classes. Masters members receive fewer lessons each month, with more time to devote to their own projects and challenges.
Drop me a note if you have completed over 12 months of Tech Know Quilters and are interested in learning more about the Masters program.
You can learn more about the regular Tech Know Quilters membership program and sign up for the wait list for the next open enrollment period here.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.