I love this time of the month. I am able to go back and revisit all the awesome projects created by Tech Know Quilter members during the previous month. The hard part is figuring out what to include in this post -- as this is such an incredibly talented group of designers.
Apply What You Learned Challenge for June
At the end of each month, Tech Know Quilter's members are challenged to share a block or quilt that demonstrates what they have learned during the last month. Some will add a personal touch to a lesson or series of lessons. Others will create a block or quilt from scratch -- which really cements the concepts being taught.
Wanda Jewell This is one of the classes that I was really interested in taking. I design Boston Terrier and Boxer Blocks for my Rescue Quilts that I donate to different Boxer and Boston Terrier Rescues that I am friends with from my rescue days. I often draft a block from a photo of a dog by hand on paper, then use that design to draw out my templates. Using EQ to draw and then being able to print templates will hopefully make my designs faster from concept to actually putting them into a block. Although it looks like I am gonna have a learning curve before I can get them to look really good like my hand drawn ones do.
Anyway, the block I designed for this month’s challenge is NOT from a photograph. It is from me using the shape tools and tweeking the shapes into the shapes I wanted them to be. It was a lot harder than it looks. If you do a close up on the eyes, I think I did a really great job with them, The shape of the head and ears, not so much, but I think they will get better with practice. I need to figure out how to make the legs look better too. But everything takes practice so… practice, practice, practice will be my mantra until I get it down pat.
This month’s quilt uses the vine blocks that we learned in your Intro to Applique Class that I deleted and inserted modified flowers and leaves until I was happy with them. I did one vine with just leaves as I had put 2 flowers in the other ones and I didn’t want it to be too crowded. I am very happy with the way it turned out. I even got some of the leaves to overlap the inner border that we made in the block.
I placed the Boston Terrier that I made in a Churn Dash block. My Granny always called that one Hole in the Barn Door. He is off center on purpose as a Boston would never lay right in the middle of the design, they would be at a crazy angle.
Here is my Boston in a Barn Door Quilt. I am very pleased with it since I did not think that I would be able to do a Boston Terrier that looked good. I think he looks pretty doggone good for a first time drawing on EQ. 😊 Thank you so much for teaching me how to do this. I am hoping that the intermediate Applique lesson isn’t too far away. Then on to the next advanced one after that. I can’t wait to be able to whip out applique quilts on EQ8 with the precision that some of the ladies in past Challenges have done.
I can’t decide which of these 2 I like the best, so I am sending them both to you. 😊
Other EQ Designs and Quilts by TKQ Members
After pulling the submissions for the challenge, I enjoy going through the other posts from the last month in the TKQ private Facebook group. This is an incredibly talented group of quilters and here are a few of my favorite pictures shared last month.
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