Sun, Moon and Stars
Sun and Moon - In a few days many in our country will experience a solar eclipse (where the moon blocks the sun for a short period of time). I know of a number of people hoping to observe this event -- but I can say "been there, done that". Back in 1979, while still living in North Dakota a solar eclipse was visible in our town. I remember laughing with my father because Minot officials had decided to turn on the street lights during the "dark" period. I think I will miss this one, but there is always 2023 when the next solar eclipse is expected to pass through the US.
Stars - This weeks blog post is about Stars (since they are visible in the sky with the sun and the moon). Read more below on creating Fancy Star blocks in Electric Quilt from our Dressed Up Half Square triangles.
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Would you like to draft your own quilt blocks?
Have you been frustrated with you skills in drafting blocks? Maybe the lines weren't "quite straight" or you couldn't figure out how to set up the "right" grid to draft your block. Or did you have to guess about what snapping options to use? Or maybe you found the “perfect” block online. But then realized you wanted to piece it a different way. Maybe you want rotary cutting instructions or a foundation pattern. Or maybe you want a different size to incorporate into a different quilt. With Electric Quilt you can redraft these blocks.
This class will focus on how to “read a block” and then come up with the most efficient way to draft it with Electric Quilt. The blocks in this class are those that can be done in a “grid” format – basically just like drawing with a pencil and graph paper. Within Electric Quilt these blocks are drafted within Easy Draw.
Fancy Stars with Dressed Up Half Square Triangles
This summer I have been presenting a Electric Quilt series on my blog entitled Dressed Up Half Square Triangles. This week we are going to explore using the Fancy Star feature within Serendipity.
We will be using the original blocks developed in Session 1 for the Fancy Stars.
If you missed the previous sessions you can catch up here:
Session 1 - Create your Dressed Up Half Square Triangle Block
Session 2 - Combined Dressed Up Half Square Triangle Blocks
Session 3 - Pyramid Setting for Dressed Up Half Square Triangle Blocks
Session 4 - Clip and Flip your Dressed Up Half Square Triangle Blocks
Session 5 - Shrink and Flip your Dressed Up Half Square Triangle Blocks
The fabrics in these blocks are from Timeless Treasures Tonga Mystical collection by Wing and a Prayer Design.
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