Friday, October 29, 2021

Octobers Studio 180 Design Block Reveal

This month the talented Studio 180 Design Certified Instructors Block Exploration Challenge focused on different Flying Geese. It was fun to design blocks that just use those units. 

I usually use either EQ8 (Electric Quilt 8) or Adobe Illustrator when I design my patterns.  For most of my blocks, I love to use EQ8.  You will see my mockup for this block that I develop in EQ8.  This block was so much fun; due to how coloring was done, you get a 3D look in the block center.  

Sometimes after I color my designs in EQ, I dig into my stash and look for something similar to my mockup.  I pretty much keep with the same colors in this block but added a grey instead of the tan color. My choice of fabrics where a random set of fat quarters and white background fabrics. The Darkest Green is BENARTEX Cotton Shot, and the light green and gray are from the P&B Fabrics New Suede 7.

This block uses three different colorations of flying geese, one color and partial color geese, along with small squares. If you would like a tutorial on how to make these units, check out last week's blog post, Non-Waste Flying Geese. Once I had all my flying geese made, I laid out the geese and squares a block to figure out the construction.  

I started the construction of the center of the block first, pressing all my seams open to make certain points laid flat. 

Then I added the outer borders to the side and top to get my block to look like this fantastic quilt.  I think I will name "Deep Dive."

I hope you enjoyed this block in the Studio 180 Design Certified Block Exploration Challenge. 

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