Read on and you will see what I did with the fabric that gave me the scraps in the previous post.
I have some things that help to keep me "on track" when I quilt. Sometimes I use little patterns drawn on Freezer Paper and ironed on to the piece being quilted. Let me show you how I make ‘em.
I am using a block I found in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine, Jan/Feb 2010, page 92, Star Rosette block by Nancy Mahoney. I drew the block in EQ6. I like to draw interesting blocks in EQ6, it gives me practice.
I use EQ6 to create quilting stencils --
Since I like to draw the stencil directly on the block, I need to bring the block back into EQ6 as an image that I can trace on. Use the "Export Image" tool and save the image (block I drew) to a Directory where you can find it. I created an IMAGES directory right off the EQ6 directory and put images in there that I will be using for tracing, etc.
Make a new block for drawing stencil motif
Block > New Block > PatchDraw Motif
Block > Import image for tracing (the quilt block I drew)
Using the Freehand tool on the Appliqué layer, draw out a design directly on the block. You will probably need to tweak it up some. Save to sketchbook.
If I were using multiple quilt blocks in a quilt, I could then place the saved drawn appliqué onto each block in the quilt, to see how it would look on the finished quilt.
The repeat in the drawn appliqué is 2 sizes of teardrops. Convert the drawn design into guides – Block > Convert to Guides and then draw a template of a teardrop for each of the 2 different sized loops
Save to sketchbook.
I then printed a 10" block of those 2 teardrops
Print > Templates
I could've printed the 8 teardrops templates onto Freezer Paper, but I was being conservative and find it easier to print one of a needed repeat and then trace it, staple it to layers of Freezer Paper for additional copies, having only to cut the template shape once.
Plus, I get to use up scraps of Freezer Paper.
And here’s my completed Reading Pillow, waiting in my Reading Chair. I use the pillow to prop up my book.
Monday is one of DH’s & my movie nights. We will be watching “The Painted Veil” from Netflix this evening.