I have been working for a long time with the Marti Michell templates that I really enjoy as they have corners that allow the pieces to fit perfectly together.
The shapes suggested by Marti Michell are the traditional squares, half square triangles, et other shapes.
I wanted to go further with new shapes that didn't have anything seen before.
I used the Marti Michell size as a guide, so these templates are based on a 4 inch finished size, the seam allowance being included, the templates are 4 1/2 inches.
Here is the video presenting the PDF boards,
If you join my membership (which is free), you will have access to the PDF and to my sewing videos.
Enjoy these 5 first templates.
The Module 2 of the online course Designing a Quilt 101, is all about colors and how to use a color wheel.
This video was modified from the one available in the online course, it is about the color wheel, all the exercices and bonuses are not included in this blog post, they are inside the online course.
I created the online version of my course DESIGNING A QUILT 101 in 2019.
I love creating content, I got a day job where I got to create content for students learning english, and I also created a course for teachers searching for original ways to teach english, it turned out to be a 450 page course.
I can say that I am a course creator, since only 1 person trusted me on this and bought my course in 2020, I will be sharing with you a modified version of the video. All the exercise pages and bonuses are of course only available by purchasing my online course.
Hope you enjoy this first module, there are 9 modules all together.
I have been using Illustrator by Adobe for a couple of years, and I have been finding ways to use the software in creating quilt patterns or just to make my work easier.
I bought a collection from Alison Glass when she came to the fair in Nantes in September 2021.
I want to create a pattern using her fabric, so in order to make my visual easier, I just upload her collection into Illustrator, this video shows how I do it.
The video is in french.
By using the block and the color set up, the six colors are dispatched on the motifs:
Color in all the plain squares :
Then when coloring a motif section, choose the biggest shapes to color in :
Finish coloring in the rest of the motif with the same or other of the six colors :
Now that we have an idea on how to make the background, let's move on to the motif.
What motif are we going to use?
Once we have decided on the motifs that are going to be used we need to move on to placing them on our blocks.
They can be placed in a traditional way, meaning in a geometrical way, or they can be placed in a randomly way:
The two blocks on the left are placed in a geometrical way, but the two blocks on the right have the motifs placed in a randomly way.
Next step will be to associate the colors that we had decided for the background with the blocks that will be designed.