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Re: Now need piecing advice - new photo added - 05 Apr 2011 20:05 #61649

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Just a thought, looking at the original photo, the edge piece does not look like it is symmetrical. Could she have put this on reversed?
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Re: Need Electric Quilt easy draw advice 05 Apr 2011 18:52 #61643

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She has made this much. Do you see how the beige outside edge isn't fitting right/laying flat?

Advice I can give her?

Oh, btw, she is in Brazil and I'm in the US. :D Hence, a bit more difficult to "help"!
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Re: Need Electric Quilt easy draw advice 05 Apr 2011 17:25 #61641

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Margo wrote:
Yep! What Rosemary said! Just reduce the scale on your printer! I would definitely make a sample to test the pattern pieces before I cut out a whole quilt!

In fact, that's a good idea with ANY pattern! And if you make all your sample blocks out of co-ordinating fabrics, one day you will have enough for a sampler quilt! Try it in Christmas fabrics! Or 30s prints! Or Batiks!

As for an EQ design, couldn't you start with one of the Dresden Plates in the EQ library and add a border to square off the ends of the divisions?

Ah! Yes, starting with a dresden might be the ticket! Dear Friend is making a Diary Quilt so just needs one block like this.

Thanks!
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Re: Need Electric Quilt easy draw advice 05 Apr 2011 17:24 #61640

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PosyP wrote:
I don't know about Electric Quilt, but if a block is written for a 12" and you want a 6" surely all you need to do is divide all the numbers by half (or print it out at 50%) - or am I missing something?
Nice pattern by the way.

Rosemary

Yes, that is what df & I had thought ... just 1/2 the size of the blocks. I wasn't sure that was working right for her. :?: I'll see if she has a printer and can print it at 50%. She was having a hard time getting the outer pieces to go correctly so that is why I thought maybe drafting it in EQ the correct size would help. Good to know you think that dividing by 1/2 is good! :)
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Re: Need Electric Quilt easy draw advice 05 Apr 2011 16:41 #61633

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Yep! What Rosemary said! Just reduce the scale on your printer! I would definitely make a sample to test the pattern pieces before I cut out a whole quilt!

In fact, that's a good idea with ANY pattern! And if you make all your sample blocks out of co-ordinating fabrics, one day you will have enough for a sampler quilt! Try it in Christmas fabrics! Or 30s prints! Or Batiks!

As for an EQ design, couldn't you start with one of the Dresden Plates in the EQ library and add a border to square off the ends of the divisions?


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Re: Need Electric Quilt easy draw advice 05 Apr 2011 15:47 #61630

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I don't know about Electric Quilt, but if a block is written for a 12" and you want a 6" surely all you need to do is divide all the numbers by half (or print it out at 50%) - or am I missing something?
Nice pattern by the way.

Rosemary


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Now need piecing advice - new photo added - 05 Apr 2011 15:26 #61628

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Can you give me any tips to draw this block in EQ? I have version 7. My friend is trying to hand-piece this but as a 6" block and the pattern is written for a 12" block. I need help getting those outer pieces along the edge drawn in. Well, and those rays too! :) I got the center square all right! :P
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