I struggled with whether to include this block in the mystery. It isn't paper pieced -- but it is drafted in the Easy Draw section of Electric Quilt and is a great opportunity to demonstrate drawing Arcs.
I thought about using curved piecing -- but didn't like my results. So I resorted to fusible applique -- which worked really well.
If you are not interested in applique, there will be a couple of alternate blocks offered at the conclusion of this series.
At the Olympics, I have enjoyed watching Kerri Lee Walsh Jennings in Beach Volleyball. Amazing to see some "older" athletes excelling at their sport.
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Drafting Volleyball Block in Electric Quilt
Select Block>New Block>Easy Draw Block.
Import the above image for tracing in the Tracing Image tab.
Drawing board set-up in the Easy Draw tab is:
Using the Arc tool, draw four quarter arcs around the ball. If the arc is going the wrong direction, use the space key on your keyboard to change the direction of the arc while drawing the arc.
Draw an additional arc from the (6,0) coordinate to the (6, 6) coordinate.
Do not save yet!
Change the Snap Options to Snap to Nodes and Snap to Lines and Arcs of Drawing.
Use the Arc tool and draw two Arcs for the lower segment of the ball.
Add to Sketchbook.
Use the Arc tool and draw the remaining arcs. If you need to change the direction of an arc, click on the space tool of your keyboard as you are drawing the arc.
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