In part 1, I discussed how I took the inspiration photograph from Design Seeds, drew a block, and then created 8 different blocks with EQ7’s Block>Serendipity>Kaleidoscope. I chose to add 4 of those blocks to my Sketchbook:
Next I thought that I would like a compass rose-type star as the center of my design. Individual blocks can be set into stars using EQ7’s Block>Serendipity>Fancy Star Block.
I chose the first block from the Kaleidoscope, see image above, indicated by the turquoise selection box on the left of the Create a Star dialogue box. I checked Add a background patch, selected 8 points, and slid the slider bar until the star was almost to the perimeter of the background patch. Last, I clicked the Add to Sketchbook button.
I chose to place these blocks in a Quilt>New>On point quilt. The Layout was 6×6 12 inch blocks. I usually add a 1/2 inch border to all of my designs, indicating the binding. I recolored several blocks to get the color placement and progression which felt ‘rippley’ to me.
Here are some additional quilts which I have designed using EQ7’s Block>Serendipity>Kaleidoscope:
The next step in the process is to draw the files into a vector drawing program and then prepare the fabric for laser cutting. Stay tuned…
Have a quilty day!