Starting this New Year with a fresh set of EQ doodles – this month the emphasis is on applique and a block that is one quarter of a full pattern. Find it in your EQ Block Library as “Arabia”.
This is the EQ default colouring –
So, 4 blocks put together look like this –
and an adjusted monochrome version looks like this –
At this point we are strongly reminded of encaustic floor tiles, and Barbara’s fingers are starting to twitch, feeling that an applique project may be imminent. Dialling down the contrast led to this –
And then, inevitably, we felt obliged to combine these two versions in alternating settings – the excitement proved too much and something went uncorrected …
stayed uncorrected in this one ….
and still uncorrected in this one! The joy of EQ8 is that no fabric is harmed in the design process and there’s no reverse stitching.
Download templates for Arabia 6 inch block to make a set of 4 blocks in your own arrangement (4 blocks will finish at a healthy 12inches square). Download a colouring sheet here January quilt to colour to try out colour combinations before cutting into precious fabric.
With our best wishes for a year full of stitching
Chris & Barbara