This month the challenge is tackling two skills.
Saving Blocks to the Library
EQ and Accurate Applique
Challenge 4 Part 1
The first is to start learning to save block designs in My Favourite Libraries.
Instructions for using the Library in EQ8 start on page 297 in the manual.
Go to one of the projects you have used for the challenges 1, 2 and/or 3.
Open a new library in My Favourite Libraries … call it Virtual Challenge, or whatever you can think of.
Save blocks from Challenge 1 in Style 1, then re-name it to Challenge 1. Do the same for Challenge 3 in Style 3. No blocks were involved in Challenge 2, but you could add blocks from the quilt you recoloured if you like, and call it Challenge 2.
Alternatively, you can import the blocks from the project files where you were playing.
Experience has taught me that I should have learned to use the library well, and used both Library and Style names which would make sense in five years time!
Challenge 4 Part 2
The second part of the challenge this month is to design a quilt … or more … with those blocks you have used previously.
Use some, or all, of the blocks you have used in previous challenges to design a quilt. Start by putting them into a simple layout with sashing as a sampler.
Then start with a straight setting with 5 x 5 blocks … or 7 x 7 blocks.
You have my permission to modify your blocks if you wish. Modifying blocks is one of the easiest ways of learning how to draw blocks. If you look at the designs in Virtual Quilter you will see that most of my designs use many variations of one, or more, blocks. (I often mix up pieces from applique blocks to create new ones too.)
When you have finished playing, save all the blocks in Style 4, rename it Challenge 4 in My Favourite Libraries and it will have all the blocks you have used, altered or what ever! There is a limit (over 200) to how many blocks you can save in any library, but I don’t think you will fill up a ‘shelf’ yet!