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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