Designing Around a Panel
Many of those in the United States celebrated Independence Day this past week. In honor of those who have served our country in military service, I designed a Quilt of Valor quilt that can be made from a panel.
Quilts of Valor are made to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing. You can read more about Quilts of Valor here.
Northcott Fabrics has designed fabric collections specifically focused on Quilts of Valor. Their most recent collection is Stars and Stripes VII - Stonehenge, You can access images of the collection here. This fabric collection has a nice assortment of patriotic fabrics plus a couple of large panels. that would be perfect for a Quilt of Valor.
I created a new quilt using Electric Quilt 8 that was designed to complement one of these panels.
Regardless of the panel chosen (or the fabric collection), this video tutorial will assist you in design your next panel quilt.
In the free video tutorial learn how to:
Here is the quilt from the video.
If you are ready to learn more about working with panels, there is a chapter in EQ8 Designing More Quilts book which includes much more information on working with quilt panels.
EQ8 Designing More Quilts
Follow the step-by-step lessons to create eight extraordinary quilts. You will be drawing blocks based on photos, designing a quilt with digital fabric panels, using a mathematical formula and special layouts to create amazing optical illusions, and so much more! Use the knowledge from the techniques you learn and make each quilt your own. After going through these lessons, you’ll feel like a quilt-designing genius!
The book is on sales for $27.95 through July 15, 2019.
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