This tutorial shows you how to create guides and use them to make identical petals.
Step 1 – Set up the work table
Open a new file. On the block worktable select BLOCK>NEW BLOCK>PATCHDRAW.
Block size: 10 x 10
Snaps: 40 x 40
Graph paper: 2 x 2
Set the two snap option buttons like the photo below
With the circle still selected go the the Precision Bar and resize it to 10 x 10.
Save this to the Sketchbook. I like to save steps often.
Step 3 – Convert to Guides
Set one more snap option like the photo below.
Select BLOCK>CONVERT TO GUIDES.
You will get this.
Step 4 – Draw the Petals
Select the octagon shape from the Polygon Flyout Tool. Draw your shape from left to right inside the smaller circle. It should snap to your guide
After you’ve converted all your lines go back and select them one at a time. This time you will grab and drag each node straight up to match the outer circle. This will form your uniform shaped petals.
With the cloned shape selected click BLOCK>RESIZE (or use the right mouse button). Resize the shape by 75%.
Drag the smaller ellipse over the larger to create the eye.
Save to Sketchbook.
Click BLOCK>CLEAR GUIDES and hit the Refresh Tool.
Step 6 – Resize and Position Flower
Hold down the CTRL Key and hit the A key to select the entire flower design at once (you can also drag the Pick Tool over the entire design area).
Hold down the CTRL Key and use the mouse to click and drag a corner node to resize the flower’s length and width without distorting it’s shape. Make it a pleasing size then move it to the top of the block.
Step 7 – Add Stem and Leaves
Use the 5th shape on the Oval Flyout Tool to make a leaf.
Use the Pick Tool to select a leaf. Hold down the CTRL Key and click the crossed arrows in the center of the leaf. This will activate the rotate feature. Grab the arrow and rotate the leaf manually to your liking. Do this for the other leaf until you like both their positions.
Have fun playing with colors and fabrics.
Adding Multiple Daisies
Adding multiple daisies to one block is easy peezy… Place the daisy block on the Worktable.
Working on the Applique Tab, hold the CTRL Key and hit the A key to select the entire daisy design as a unit.
Hold the CTRL key and hit the C key to copy it.
Hold the CTRL key and hit the V key to paste the copy on the block.
Hold the CTRL key and use your mouse to grab a corner node and resize the flower without distorting it. Move it in to place.
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