Read about creating the Equilateral Triangle Double Block below. But first ----
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Equilateral Triangle Double Block
Last week I shared the unboxing of a shoebox quilt from the turn of the century. Fortunately it included an EQ4 diagram.
Would you like to see how to draft these two Equilateral Triangle blocks as just one block using EasyDraw. I am somewhat impressed that I figured out how to do this back in EQ4 (my first version of Electric Quilt).
Here are the EasyDraw blocks (before combining) and what they look like when set in a diamond layout.
Here is the reproduced quilt from EQ4 (including the less than inspiring EQ4 fabrics). It is so nice that we don't need to use fake fabrics these days. The fabric options in EQ8 are fantastic by comparison.
After the unboxing, I saw that my plan was to use a variety of plaid fabrics for my quilt. Since I really don't need a huge quilt, I decided to remake a smaller version and also test out some coloring options using plaid fabrics.
EQ has an entire collection of plaid fabrics in the EQ8 fabric library -- just look under "Themes - 02 Plaids". Even though those aren't exact matches to the fabrics I will be using in my quilt, it will give me a better feel for the look of the quilt.
Here is an option using a variety of blue plaids for the stars and greens for the larger diamonds. This is fairly close to the original plan. Other than I swapped out a variety of tans for the gold/tan print in the quilt.
I then thought I would try an option where I nixed the green. The diamond block was replaced with another star block.
I am really torn on how to proceed. Or I could color the diamonds in the top quilt with a blue rather than green. What do you think?
Here is my quilt top. Not perfect -- but finished at last weeks quilt retreat.
I would love to see your Equilateral Quilt designs as well. Fee free to post on the Learning EQ Facebook group. If you are not a member, make sure to request membership to the group.
Here is a quilt that Dianna Carter did just this week in Modern Quilts 2 -- a Tech Know Quilters class. This adds a number of additional techniques to what is shared in the blog post.
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