Monday, July 1, 2013

EQ7 Summer Drawing Series Block 2



 
This month's EQ7 Summer Drawing Series involved making a paper pieced block. It started off as a basic octagon. We learned how to drawn in one area and "clone" it to another area. It was fun actually!


Here's one of the paper pieced units. I love the accuracy of paper piecing but hate ripping the paper out. I use smaller stitches but some of the stitching seems to come out no matter what I do.


Here are my blocks so far. Two more to go! Hope you all visit the EQ 7 Summer Drawing Series Block 2 Link Up. Lots of gorgeous blocks to see!

12 comments:

  1. These really are wonderful! I have been enjoying the Summer Drawing Series. I'm still learning the software so it's been a great tool.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I think it's great to finally learn how to use EQ7. I really love the tutorials. So full of great info!

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  2. Your blocks look great! I've done a tiny bit of paper piecing and don't like ripping the paper out either. I'm sure someone has some good tips...we just need to find them!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! I've even tried using special foundation paper and I still have problems! I just might google it!

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  3. What an itricate looking block. You really did a nice job.

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    1. Thanks! It was easier than it looks! Paper piecing really makes everything nice and sharp!

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  4. I enjoyed draing this month's block as well - great to be learning these skills... I really like how your's sewed up, the pinwheel effect is really lovely.

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    1. Thanks so much, Raewyn! I'm so glad I'm finally learning EQ. I never felt like I knew what I was doing but I'm feeling much better about it now!

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  5. I love paper piecing, but never fun to remove the paper afterwards! Love the blocks.

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    1. Thanks, Astrid! Paper piecing is so exact but then you have to deal with that darn paper!!

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  6. Oh I love your Octagon Block! Great job! I like the perfection of meeting seams that comes with paper piecing. Like many have expressed the tearing away is not so much fun. You can purchase newsprint paper at Michael's that comes in a tablet which tears more easily and not as costly as Carol Doak's paper piecing paper. Another way to make it easier is to make holes stitching on your sewing machine without thread prioer to sewing seams. This was a Craftsy' tip for one of the 2012 BOM blocks.

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  7. Thanks for the tips, Joanie. This Electric Quilt Summer Series is really helping me figure out how best to use this program. I've had it for awhile but just wasn't making much progress. These blocks are a great way of learning.

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