Author: Jude Charlesworth

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In the last tutorial I showed you how to foundation piece a simple block. The aim was to make a cushion cover or a table mat and to do this you need to make 4 blocks. If you need a recap to the 1st part of the blog here is the link. The next step…

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If you are new to FPP instructions and patterns can be quite daunting, especially if you have picked a design aimed at more experienced quilters. So, this tutorial aims to be beginner friendly and will start with a very simple block. One of the main reasons for liking FPP is it keeps cutting to a…

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On Saturday evening I sat down to write the blog I was going to write, all went well until I tried to insert an image of a block  from EQ 8.  This is normally a simple procedure, open the file, click on the block, click on export/print, set printer to print to “print to Microsoft…

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As part of the bloggerati art challenge I given Lowry but not the works that every one is familiar with but the lesser know ones. I don’t remember when I first became aware of L S Lowry and his work, but I do know I was drawn to them because of the mills and factories…

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In the last blog we created a quilt using the easy draw tools and we only used straight lines in this blog we are going to look at blocks with curves EG drunkards path and double wedding ring. EQ8 allows you to create blocks without drawing. The open library button is a new feature of…

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The last blog gave a brief introduction to EQ8. As EQ8 is software produced for quilters it is capable of a lot more than drawing blocks.  When you open the software, it gives you options under 3 headings, when you click on the heading it will then give you further options. Design quilts Design a…

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Designing a block on EQ8 For the celebrations blog hop I chose to do the gift block and to use EQ8 to design it. EQ8 is software specially aimed at quilters. You can design quilts from scratch or open and work with a pre-designed project. You can design your own blocks from scratch, but it…

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I was idly browsing through Pinterest the other day when I came across an article called “No waste Flying Geese” by Pattie R. Anderson. I was just about to start a quilt that used flying geese blocks so I thought I would give it a try. Traditionally flying geese blocks are constructed from 3 45…