In anticipation of the upcoming Winter Olympics, I am creating a series of blocks to honor the participants in some of my favorite winter sports.
During the games I will be cheering for Jessie Diggins. Jessie is a cross country skier and the granddaughter of a client of mine. She will be representing Team US on the cross-country team in South Korea later this month. You can read more about Jessie here.
Feel free to import my block for tracing your own skier foundation pattern..
Upcoming Event - Blue Moon Blog Hop
Next week I will be participating in the Blue Moon Blog Hop. There will be an extra post on my blog on Thursday that you won't want to miss.
Hint: My post will be a quilt designed in EQ8 using Jackie Kunkel's new Blue Moon fabric collection.
In conjunction with Island Batik, and Aurifil, we will be bringing you some fabulous blog posts and lots of different giveaways throughout the week! You will have the opportunity to see the fabric, thread, patterns all in action in a different way on each blog. You will have multiple ways to enter different giveaways too! Here are the designers and the links to their blogs if you would like to take a sneak peek at what they do.
BLUE MOON BLOG HOP SCHEDULE
Monday, Feb 5
Jackie Kunkel, Canton Village Quiltworks
Tuesday, Feb 6
Kate Colleran, Seams Like a Dream
Wednesday, Feb 7
Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design
Terri Sontra, Purple Moose Designs
Thursday, Feb 8
Penni Domikis, Cabin in the Woods
Kari Schell - On Point Quilter
Friday, Feb 9
Linda and Carl Sullivan, Colourwerx
Mark your calendars for this great blog hop, and don't miss a day!
Tech Know Quilters February Training
Month 2 of Tech Know Quilters has officially launched with a choice of two classes. It is still not too late to join us.
It is also ok to start even if you didn't enroll in the Working with Fabric Images class in January. Each month can be viewed independent of the other classes.
Option 1: Introduction to Easy Draw
One of the things we all want to be able to do is either draw our own blocks or recreate blocks from patterns we own to allow us to audition fabrics or even swap out one piecing technique with another. EasyDraw is the most useful drawing tools in Electric Quilt as most quilt blocks are designed based on square grids. It also is the method that is closest to working with pencil and graph paper.
Option 2: Easy Draw Kaleidoscopes
An advanced class that focuses on EasyDraw Kaleidoscopes for intermediate level EasyDraw block drafters.
1. Learn to draft Kaleidoscope blocks based on an octagon grid (both on point and square octagons) as well as a hexagon grid.
2. Learn to identify snap options that work for these quilts based on a circular grid.
3. Learn how to use striped fabric to create gorgeous kaleidoscopes.
4. Learn to turn log cabin blocks into hexagon motifs and then set those motifs in a custom set layout.
Shoot for the Stars with EQ8
Are you just getting started with Electric Quilt 8 and need some help?
Shoot for the Stars is designed to get you started with Electric Quilt 8 through training delivered straight to your inbox. This series includes 14 short (ie. 5-10 minute) videos delivered over the course of a month allowing you to learn the basics of this complex program in bite size increments.
The class is currently on sale for $25 (regular $35). Join now.
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