Wednesday, August 5, 2015

QuiltWoman Blog Hop

Welcome to the blog hop. It's summer here and we thought we'd "wet" your creative appetite with a fun water theme. So grab your "raft" and "drift" along as seven designers make a "splash" with some great tips and tricks.

I'm going to share a quick EQ7 tutorial. Let's manipulate nodes and lines to create some drips, drops, oozes, and waves similar to what's in my newest pattern.

Swim Lessons wall hanging
20" x 23"

Let's start with a pre-made shape.

When you click on the line using the Shape Tool  the nodes appear with their handles. You can grab and drag these handles to manipulate the shape.

Let's go a step further. You can add more nodes by double clicking anywhere on a line with the Shape Tool.

When you click directly on the center of a node you will see special options appear on the tool bar. These change the way the lines react at that node when the handles are moved. 

Create away! How about using the Bezier Curve or Freehand Tools to create some oozing goo....hmmm, maybe frosting. I'm hungry right now.

If you want to create something symmetrical like waves you can turn on the grid as a guide. Clicking on multiple lines while holding the shift key will make all the nodes and handles appear at the same time. You will be able to easily drag each line to the same point on the grid to create symmetrical shapes.

I hope you learned a new trick or two!

I'm always up to something so let's stay in touch...


Sweepstakes Drawing
I'm giving one Swim Lessons wall hanging kit to one winner 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  1. Open to residents of the USA only. Prize can not be shipped outside the USA. Void were prohibited.
  2. No purchase necessary and must be over 18 to enter.
  3. Click the rafflecopter button above if you want to enter. 
  4. One winner picked by random on August 11th. 
  5. Winner's name will appear in the Rafflecopter window above and they'll be contacted via email.
  6. One winner will receive a kit to make the Swim Lessons wall hanging. Kit includes: pattern, fabric, fusible, and buttons. Batting not included.

Pattern for sale in my Etsy and PatternSpot shops

Grab your "raft" and continue to "float" along....

  • Tuesday, August 4th - Tamarinis
  • Wednesday, August 5th - FunThreads Designs (ME)
  • Thursday, August 6th - The Whimsical Workshop
  • Friday, August 7th - Prairie Cottage Corner
  • Saturday, August 8th - Gateway Quilts N Stuff
  • Sunday, August 9th - Quilt and Needle
  • Monday, August 10th - Castilleja Cotton

    patchworkbreeze said...

    Thank you for the tutorial. You showed me something new.

    Dody said...

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Andrea York said...

    Very cute wall hanging!

    Kathy E. said...

    This is so adorable and colorful! It would bring lots of smiles hanging on a baby's wall! Thanks.

    Marian said...

    Great tutorial, even I learned something new.. very cool :) ty

    Prairie Stitcher said...

    I love EQ too......and am just learning those techniques you're talking about. I'm not totally using it yet, but hope my upcoming drawings will all be by EQ. I'm going to go through your tutorial step by step. Thanks so much. Do come over to Prairie Cottage Corner for a cup of something and a fresh scone! We'll talk about quilting! Happy hop.

    The Quilt and Needle said...

    That's an excellent tutorial Carol! Thank you for sharing.

    Connie Kresin Campbell said...

    Wonderful tutorial Carol and what a cute pattern!