This is the final block in our Summer Games series. I'm excited that my quilt top is done. Now to find time to get it quilted.
This block is actually a variation of the badminton block. I needed to change the base of the racket, remove the birdie and add a tennis ball.
You may use this block to replace one of the blocks in the Summer Games quilt. Or create a mini-quilt and let this block be a star. (Note that their are no instructions given for the mini-quilt. It was just an Electric Quilt play-time quilt.)
Click here to purchase and download the block pattern for paper piecing. Pattern includes over-sized cutting instructions and piecing diagram. Please make sure to verify that you are printing actual size (no scaling). In your printer options you may need to uncheck "print to page".
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Drafting the Tennis Block in Electric Quilt
Block>New Block>Easy Draw Plus Patch Draw
Import Image for Tracing in the Tracing Image tab.
Easy Draw Tab Settings
Block Width and Height: 12 x 12
Snapping Options: Snap to Lines and Arcs of Drawing only
Select the Line tool and draw lines to divide into four major segments.
Use the line tool and trace lines for each of the segments. Ignore the racket's string for now.
Add to Segment after completing each segment.
Check both the Sections and Numbering tabs and make any adjustments at this point. If the sections are not correct, select Start Over and pick all the the pieces you want included in the section and select Group.
Add to Sketchbook.
Use this version for printing the Foundation Patterns to piece the block.
Go to the Applique Tab. Click on the Pick tool and turn all of the Snapping Options off.
Use the Line tool and draw each of the Strings as a separate line.
Zoom in and use the Shape tool to fine tune the placement of each of the lines.
Add to Sketchbook.
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