I love quilting tools and gadgets. Particularly all the fun rulers. I was at the Noble Quilter in Elk River MN a few weeks ago and saw a large table runner made from a new ruler called the Squedge 18 by Phillips Fiber Art www.phillipsfiberart.com . So what's a Squedge? Simply it is a Squared Wedge!
When I got home I realized the table runner was going to get really big (23 x 68) and too large or my dining room table. So after reviewing a few other options I decided on one block surrounded by four circular half blocks. The instructions for the center block were included with the Squedge 18 ruler.
Here is my finished Squedge 18 quilt. The whole thing went together in a day and I was able to use fabric from my stash.
I also decided to draft this quilt in Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7), so I could play with different color options. Here are a few suggestions if you wish to try this as well. This block was drafted in Patchdraw. I used the following settings in Electric Quilt Pieced Tab:
Turn off the graph paper cells.
Draft one wedge strip at a time and use the clone and flip buttons to finish the pieced section. The first drawing shows the three wedge strips that need to be drafted. The second shows them all cloned, flipped and put in place.
Then draw the center square in the applique section.
The half circle blocks were also done in Patchdraw. For this one you want to use the PolyArc pencil rather than the PolyDraw. This will give you the curved lines for your outside edges of your
To do the actual quilt in Electric Quilt, use Custom Set. The Layout should be 32 x 32. Make sure Snap to Grid is turned on. Bring in the blocks and resize to 16”. Now you can play with coloring.
Here is a version I drafted in using the Grays fabric library from Electric Quilt. (This is their free fabric download from March 2013).
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