The Name Quilt
Enrollment is now open for my next two Electric Quilt online classes. Foundation Design will be a brand new class on creating patterns suited for foundation or paper piecing. Easy Draw will assist you in learning how to draft blocks using the Easy Draw worktable in Electric Quilt.
Read more below.
While in North Dakota last weekend my niece Josie (age 8) decided she wanted to design a quilt of her own in Electric Quilt.
Here was her first project -- a little complex (but very artsy).
After playing with Easy Draw, I introduced her to the block library. After looking at some of the options, she decided to create a quilt with her name on it.
I am very excited at what Josie was able to accomplish with a little direction and coaching.
When Tania (my sister-in-law) saw the design, she decided she wanted to piece the quilt and display it in Josie's room. We made a quick trip to the two quilt shops in Bismarck (for fabric and an Add-A-Quarter ruler). When we got back I made a few modifications to the blocks to make them foundation friendly and provided Tania a lesson in foundation piecing.
She did really well completing her first block. I called her this week to see how the rest of the quilt was progressing -- and she noted that the top was done and was hoping to quilt it next week! I think she did a fantastic job and I love the slight design changes she made to the setting as well.
For my Electric Quilt tutorial, I will share my process for making the Electric Quilt alphabet blocks foundation friendly and how to create the elongated sashing/border around each of the letters.
Are you ready to make your own name quilt? I would love to see your design.
Foundation Drawing Using EQ7
Be the first to learn the ins and outs of creating foundation patterns for paper piecing. This brand new instructor led online class starts June 5, 2017.
Bonus: Enroll by May 31 and receive a 20 minute private consultation with Kari to draft a foundation pattern from your own favorite photograph.
Drafting Easy Draw Blocks using EQ7
Have you ever 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.
Last Chance for Discount on Row by Row Webinar
The replay of the row by row webinar (held last week) is currently on sale for $20. At the end of the month the price goes up to $30.
Learn tips for designing your row by row quilt in EQ7. Plus learn my tips for integrating your work in EQ7 into pattern instructions in Word.
If you are contemplating writing your own pattern -- this webinar is packed with information to get you started.
5/20/2017 08:16:07 am
I have EQ 6 but would like to take your foundation class. Is there a big difference between 6 and 7 and will I be able to make use of the class info?
5/20/2017 09:00:19 am
The features that are used to create the foundation blocks are pretty much the same between EQ6 and EQ7. I'm not sure if you can save a tracing image in EQ6. But that is not a show-stopper. If you don't complete a drawing the first time, you can always re-import the image when you reopen the project. I also can't remember when EQ added the functionality that saves your sectioning and numbering of blocks. Again -- not a show-stopper -- but an area that might be a little different for you.
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