Electric Quilt doodles


It’s somehow hard to believe we’re at October already.  Despite the challenges of this exceptional year days and weeks just seem to be gone in a flash.  Time to look at some fresh doodles – this month we’ve chosen the Whirling Crosses block from the EQ Library.  Here’s the basic block with the key shapes shown in greyscale –

From this starting point it’s always tempting to make a few value changes –

And maybe move additional value into the background piecing  which makes a more complex block –

Now add a little more to the main central shape –

Back to the outer shapes in the block and a touch of asymmetry –

And finally –

And our (self-imposed) Doodle tradition requires that we look at each of these blocks in a straight quilt setting, beginning with the basic block.

Block Two –


Block Three –

Block Four –

Block Five

Block Six –

We really like the possibilities of this block with secondary patterns and twirling triangles.  Download a colouring sheet here October doodle to colour and try out some of your own ideas.



















































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11 thoughts on “Electric Quilt doodles

  1. I love your EQ doodles! I am only just starting on EQ and working through the instructions so am amazed at what can be produced – are you thinking of doing any on-line classes? PLEASE!!!!!!!!

  2. I love the doodles.
    Have a quilt wizard …lesser version of EQ but still fun to use. Good to see different colour effects. Keep doodling

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    • sorry Lynda, no assembly instructions, just the templates and rotary cutting measurements. For the Rolling Star I would join the diamonds first into pairs, then into 4s and then join the 2 sets of 4 together. The diamonds and squares then go into place using Yseam technique or stitch and pivot. Will have discussions with the Technical Department about expanding into instructions for future Doodle selections. Barbar

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