EQ Lesson 4 - Wedge Quilts
Another good day of yard work the ended too tired to stand and quilt or do much of anything else for that matter. It seemed like a good opportunity to do another EQ lesson. I was really looking forward to this one because it's on making wedge quilts. It's yet another capability that I knew was there but had absolutely no idea how to do.
It started with drawing and cloning the wedges using a base grid. The clone and rotate feature is brilliant!
Woohoo! A beautiful quarter circle and it was so easy.
I colored it in using the same colors used in the lesson book.
And created the quilt just like in the lesson and then I realized why I liked these colors so much.
There we go! I found the lettering option on my own but it was worth the effort.
No, I'd never make this quilt but it made me happy for a day to think about it.
Moving on to the next lesson part.
Part 2 was about making wedges that are pieced differently.
And then adding binding. I like this and hope to use it sometime to design a quilt of my own. I'd like to do foundation pieced wedges I think.
The last part of the lesson was about adding applique. This would be fun for designing Christmas tree skirts.
I'm halfway through the first book now and I have to say that it's money well spent. I know I'll never remember the specific little things but I will know that something I want to do can be done and I'll easily be able to find instructions through the lessons. Next up is designing pictorial quilts.
Vicki in MN
5/17/2019 08:15:16 am
I love the last 2 you made. I have never thought about adding applique in between like that!! This is in the new EQ8 books?
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