Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fun with Designs and Electric Quilt

One of my friends asked me about using a certain die cut fabric shape in a pattern.  Since the die is  3 1/2" by 6 1/2"  it wouldn't work for her pattern that uses 2 1/2" strips.   But it got my brain clicking. So I fired up Electric Quilt and had some play time.

I discovered that I can use that die along with half square triangles to make tilted spools.  Here are some samples:
Tilted so the centers form diamonds. 

And the same in an alternate colorway

using the same fabric for some of the chisel triangles

and a quirky take with a triangle in a diamond shape. 
I am putting the spool idea here for you to use if you like. Please remember to give attribution and a link to my blog if you use it.  
I want to make one of these but I have no idea when I will be "caught up" enough to start it. So if you make it before I do, I want to see it. 
And if you use EQ7 and would like the project file, just ask nicely.
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Linda C said...

Oooh I am liking this play on the chisel shape. Interesting! Pretty please for the EQ file? I have EQ 5-7 installed.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Oooh - me too! Pretty please for the EQ file? - I have both the die and EQ7 - and LOVE what you did with the shape - ;))

Barb said...

Oh your tilted spools...

Barbara said...

So watch out when that brain gets clicking! So many great results. I also like the tilted spools!

Marlene said...

Now there's a computer "game" I think I'd enjoy!