Triangle Frenzy Part 2
Last week I mentioned I was pondering how the Jo Morton fabric would work in one of the Triangle Frenzy patterns by Bunnie Cleland. You can purchase the patterns on her website or through your local quilt shop. Her patterns are top notch and provide excellent suggestions for making these projects and I highly recommend them.
I decided to start by recreating one of the quilts using Electric Quilt as this would give me a vehicle to test the fabric before cutting it up.
I will take you through the whole process in this weeks video. I will warn you that this is a long one (13 minutes). It includes drafting the hexagon blocks, figuring out the size of the blocks, setting the blocks using "custom set", importing cropping and resizing the border fabric in the image tab and finally "rotating and fussy cutting" the fabric in the final quilt layout.
Here is the link to the online calculator referenced in the video for figuring out the length of your block.
Here is the quilt as designed in EQ.
Here are photos of my finished projects. I was able to make both of these quilts from two yards of fabric.
These are so fast to make. I think these projects may become my "Christmas gifts" this year.
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10/4/2014 02:38:32 am
I love your tutorials. Please, please, keep it up. :-)
10/5/2014 02:25:42 am
That was very informative! There were things I'd not used and considering repeats when bringing in fabrics. I've not used some of the tools you used and I really enjoyed it. Now to go give it a try. I'm keeping notes on each of your tutorials to refer back to. Love the review on creating the hexagon as well. Thanks so much!
10/8/2014 03:01:41 am
So nicely done! You showed so much, and emphasized just the right things. Very impressed with the video, and the great project you created. Bravo!!
10/8/2014 04:47:57 am
Nice tutorial. Good job measuring the fabric for the proper scale triangles. Thank you.
10/15/2014 12:56:04 am
This is my first view and I am so glad I found you. I have a couple of the patterns and wanted to draw in EQ for the fabric view. I have made a couple of runners which could have benefited from the drawing view first <g>. Although I was half there, I could not figure the rest out. Thank you for making it so easy to do!
10/15/2014 08:43:56 am
Very nice tutorial. I learned about resizing the fabric image to actual size on the Image worktable before using it in the quilt. Thank you!
11/3/2014 07:28:41 am
Excellent tutorial.very informative and quite well paced. Looking forward to future tutorials.
11/5/2014 06:03:15 pm
Hi there, I found you through EQ7. I am so glad, your quilts are very very pretty. Great shapes, moving designs and skillful choice of colour. I feel very inspired, thank you for the video tutorial too.
8/6/2016 07:30:26 pm
Thank you for this tutorial. I am new to EQ and this has helped me so very much
1/18/2021 02:42:06 am
Thankss for this
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