EQ7 Summer Drawing

EQ7 Summer Drawing Series: Quilt Link Up!

Posted 10-01-2013 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ7 Summer Drawing Finished Quilts Sew Alongs

Ready to share your finished EQ7 Summer Drawing Series projects? I’m so excited to see what everyone has done with their blocks! You should all be so proud of yourselves for drawing AND sewing these blocks! Here’s my finished quilt: I used the four lesson blocks and added some flying geese to create movement around the quilt. Dense quilting just didn’t seem in keeping with these soft, feminine colors, so I kept the quilting fairly minimal. I hope all the sew-alongers love their finished projects as much as I love mine! To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your quilt). If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. If you wrote a post for this quilt,…

EQ7 Summer Drawing Series: Block 4 Link Up!

Posted 08-31-2013 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 4 EQ7 Summer Drawing Sew Alongs

Here we are at the very last block of our summer sew along! If you didn’t see it before, make sure you check out the Block 4 Mini Lesson. It uses the Swath tool, which is a very cool feature new to EQ7 that you do not want to miss! To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block). If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. If you wrote a post for this block, please link directly to that post. Let’s visit each others’ blogs and all get to know each other! You can link up your Block 4 photo at any time. But for those who link up by Thursday, September 5, 2013, 9…

EQ7 Summer Drawing Series: Mid-Month Mini Lesson #4!

Posted 08-15-2013 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 4 EQ7 Summer Drawing Sew Alongs

This is a special bonus post for the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series Sew Along! For this mini lesson, we’ll try out a couple of drawing tools on the Appliqué tab that we haven’t used yet in this series. I’ll give you some hints on how to draw this block, but I won’t be writing out step-by-step instructions because I’d like you to give your new drawing skills a workout. Note: Make sure your Precision Bar settings are the same as they were when you drew the Block 4 lesson—on the Appliqué tab make sure all the snap settings and Auto Fill  are turned ON. Click here to download the Mini Lesson PDF file. With the Block 4 design on your worktable, and the Applique tab selected, delete the four appliqué patches using the Pick tool . Click the Bezier Curve tool . Draw a curve that starts at the grid…

EQ7 Summer Drawing: Block 4– EasyDraw + PatchDraw

Posted 08-01-2013 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 4 EQ7 Summer Drawing Sew Alongs

Welcome to the Block 4 post for the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series! It’s the last block in this drawing+sewing series and I hope you’ve learned a lot about the EQ7 Block Worktable along the way. Block 4 is drawn on the EasyDraw + PatchDraw Block Worktable. This kind of block combines both pieced and appliqué elements. For the pieced layer of the block, EasyDraw tools are used (like Block 1). And for the appliqué layer of the block the Appliqué PatchDraw tools are used (like Block 3). Remember that EasyDraw is like drawing with paper and pencil; we draw lines or curves and EQ7 creates the patches. And with the PatchDraw Appliqué tools we can draw closed or open patches. Closed patches can be filled with fabric or solid colors. Open patches will be treated as thread, and can be colored with the Set Thread tool. You can find more…

EQ7 Summer Drawing Series: Block 3 Link Up!

Posted 07-31-2013 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 3 EQ7 Summer Drawing Sew Alongs

How did everyone do with their appliqué blocks? I choose to make one of the variations from the Block 3 Mini Lesson. To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block). If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. If you wrote a post for this block, please link directly to that post. Let’s visit each others’ blogs and all get to know each other! You can link up your Block 3 photo at any time. But for those who link up by Monday, August 5, 2013, 9 am EST, you’ll be entered in a little giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a priority mail envelope filled with fabric scraps. Because who doesn’t need a little…

EQ7 Summer Drawing Series: Mid-Month Mini Lesson #3!

Posted 07-15-2013 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 3 EQ7 Summer Drawing Sew Alongs

This is a special bonus post for the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series Sew Along! For this mini lesson, we’ll use the four flowers we drew in the Block 3 lesson to create some fun variations! I’ll give you some hints on how to draw this block, but I won’t be writing out step-by-step instructions because I’d like you to give your new drawing skills a workout. Note: I have Auto Fill turned off for the following illustrations (which is why my patches are not cream colored). You can easily turn this function on and off using the Auto Fill button  on the Precision Bar. Click here to download the Mini Lesson PDF file. Wreathmaker When we drew Flower #2 we used the Wreathmaker tool on a single shape to create the flower. You can also use it on a group of selected shapes. With the Lesson 3 Block on the…

EQ7 Summer Drawing: Block 3– PatchDraw Appliqué

Posted 07-01-2013 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 3 EQ7 Summer Drawing Sew Alongs

Welcome to the Block 3 post for the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series! We’ll start each month with a drawing lesson that focuses on one of the drawing styles available on the Block Worktable. Then, at the end of the month, we’ll have a link up post where everyone can show off a photo of their sewn block. That’s right, we’re not just drawing in this series, we’re SEWING too! Block 3 is drawn on the PatchDraw Block Worktable, just like Block 2. However, this time we’re going to work on the Appliqué tab. On the Appliqué tab, patches can be closed or open. Closed patches can be filled with fabric or solid colors. Open patches will be treated as thread, and can be colored with the Set Thread tool. For this lesson, we’ll be using the default drawing tools on the Appliqué tab. There are more drawing tools available (by…

EQ7 Summer Drawing Series: Block 2 Link Up!

Posted 06-30-2013 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 2 EQ7 Summer Drawing Sew Alongs

There were so many beautiful blocks in the first link up! I hope we have even more for Block 2! Here’s my block: The Pieced PatchDraw click-and-snap grids are so much fun to play with! If you haven’t already, try out one of the other grids (you have Rectangle, Circle, Arc, Eight Point Star, Kaleidoscope, and Octagon to choose from!). The Block 2 Mini Lesson uses the Eight Point Star grid. To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block). If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. If you wrote a post for this block, please link directly to that post. Let’s visit each others’ blogs and all get to know each other! You can…

EQ7 Summer Drawing Series: Mid-Month Mini Lesson #2!

Posted 06-14-2013 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 2 EQ7 Summer Drawing Sew Alongs

This is a special bonus post for the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series Sew Along! For this mini lesson, we’ll explore another Pieced PatchDraw click-and-snap grid—the Eight Point Star. I’ll give you some hints on how to draw this block, but I won’t be writing out step-by-step instructions because I’d like you to give your new drawing skills a workout! Click here to download the Mini Lesson PDF file. Start by clicking BLOCK > New Block > PatchDraw Block. Remember to Add to Sketchbook  when you’re done. Input the following settings on the Precision Bar: Block Width and Height: 12 Grid: Eight Point Star Dimension 1 and Dimension 2: 4 Graph Paper Cells: OFF Use the PolyLine tool  to draw the shapes shown below in the upper-left quadrant of the block. Fill in the rest of the block by using the Clone selected segments  and Rotate selected segments  tools. Notice that…

EQ7 Summer Drawing: Block 2– PatchDraw Pieced

Posted 06-01-2013 by Jenny | Posted in: Block 2 EQ7 Summer Drawing Sew Alongs

Welcome to the Block 2 post for the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series! We’ll start each month with a drawing lesson that focuses on one of the drawing styles available on the Block Worktable. Then, at the end of the month, we’ll have a link up post where everyone can show off a photo of their sewn block. That’s right, we’re not just drawing in this series, we’re SEWING too! Block 2 is drawn on the PatchDraw Block Worktable. The PatchDraw Block Worktable has both Pieced and Appliqué tabs at the bottom of the screen. We’ll only use the Pieced tab for this lesson. We’ll tackle that Appliqué tab next month! PatchDraw is aptly named because you construct the block by drawing closed patches (unlike EasyDraw where you drew straight or curved lines and the software created the patches for you). The best part of Pieced PatchDraw is the specialized click-and-snap…