Tempe Museum Quilt Tutorial
I was perusing the Quilt Index this week and came across this fantastic quilt top. Unfortunately it was never finished.
There were limited facts about this quilt. Let me share what I learned.
Wouldn't you like to know more about the quilter?
I spent some time looking in Block Base to see if I could find this quilt block. Alas, I could not locate it. Does anyone know the block name?
I decided it was time to turn to Electric Quilt program to draft this block.
Watch me draft the block and quilt in this weeks Electric Quilt tutorial and video. This one is done in Easy Draw. There were a few tricks to drafting the "on-point block" within the main block.
Here is a close-up of the block, if you wish to try tracing the block for yourself.
Here is the final quilt drafted using Electric Quilt.
After a bit more playing, I realized the blocks really should be 20" finished size. Then the flying geese units ending up at a 1" x 2" finished size. Much more friendly to piece with today's tools.
I've attached the rotary cutting chart and templates at the 20" size, if anyone wants to give this a shot. If you do so, please share photos of your project. I would love to see this pieced.
Featured Product - It's a Mystery
I am slowly adding digital copies of my piecing patterns to my website. This week I posted It's a Mystery. This was my first published quilt pattern and is still one of my favorite quilts to make.
This quilt was originally designed for a mystery weekend – hence the name. This seemingly complex quilt is easier than it looks. Instructions provide for strip pieced and over-sized units that are cut down with the use of the recommended rulers from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design.
Three sizes are available: Lap 57 x 69 (shown), Twin 69 x 93 or Full 93 x 93
Purchase digital piecing pattern here.
Purchase physical copy of pattern here.
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9/26/2015 08:57:56 am
Thanks so much for the wonderful EQ tutorial! I struggle with using the program and your tutes are so very helpful.
9/26/2015 11:13:05 am
That was so fun! I have looked through my books and couldn't find the block name as is, but if you stand back from the block and divide it through the center in both directions, it's like 4 wild goose chase blocks with one section of the inset triangles being colored blue instead of the background color see 2905 in Blockbase (I used the accompanying book.)
9/27/2015 08:26:27 pm
What a wonderful tutorial. I learned something new that will become very handy.
9/28/2015 08:23:52 am
Your tutorials are wonderful! I'm amazed at what you can do with EQ7!
10/3/2015 11:05:55 am
Love your tutorials. I always have at least one 'ah ha' moment every time.
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