In my Electric Quilt 8 tutorial today, I will share an applique string piece design.
Feel free to share pictures of your blocks -- and an idea for a quilt in the Learning EQ Facebook post.
I decided on three different sizes 12", 8" and 6". Each circle would focus on a particular color family. In the video I share drafting the 8" applique motif. After I finished recording, I also drafted a 12" and 6" motif in EQ8. The last two went much faster.
Because pieced blocks can be hard to applique, I decided to add a 1/2" coping circle around each strip circular strip set. I will add fusible to circle band. Then I won't have to worry about turning under the strip pieced section of the block.
Here are three of my pieced blocks -- all ready for the quilt.
Next week I will share the quilt I designed for the string pieced circle blocks.
Four Patch Quilts EQ8 Show
During December, the subject for Tech Know Quilter Masters members was Four Patch Quilts. I was inspired by an article in the July/August 2001 Quilters newsletter magazine. Patty Kennedy share a number of quilts she made using four patches collected from students at her quilt shop.
I always love seeing with the Masters members do with the lessons -- they often use the designs as the springboard for their own creativity. Here are a few of their submitted projects for the class.
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.
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