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.
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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