EQ 7 Bargello Quilt tutorial
for EQ7 users:
Click worktable> work on quilt
Click quilt> new quilt>vertical strip quilt
At the bottom of your screen, click on the layout tab.
To the right you will have an options box
Click the delete tab until you have only one strip
Click on the drop down menu for strip style and size
Click on pieced blocks
At this point we
are going to change your settings in EQ7 so that you can
make the bargello
to the size you want. None of these setting changes will affect
other quilts that
you design so you can just leave them.
on quilt>quilt worktable options
the pop up window, click on all styles under the layout options.
Change the maximum number of blocks horizontally and vertically; to the
maximum of 100
Next under layout options, click on strip
In the pop up window, change Bothe the
number of strips (100) and width of strips (50)
their maximum settings.
Click the close button when
Put your thinker
cap on now and decide how long you want your quilt to be.
In the vertical strip
quilt window under Strip Style and Size, you will see two slider bars one for
width and one for length. Play a little
here: move the slider bars so that you can see what they do to your quilt. In this layout, the length will adjust the
quilt length. This will change if you add borders so take that into
consideration when you are thinking of your quilt size. For this exersize, I am going to set my
length at 68 and my width at 2.00.
The next thing
you need to decide is how many blocks you want running in your strip I choose
20 for this quilt.
Now the fun begins; Click
in the box by clone the selected strip. Click on the add button or use the
arrows to enter the number of strips that you desire. Don’t worry about getting
it right the first time, because you can always go back and change it. I am
going to put mine at 40.
To get the effect
of a simple bargello, you need to adjust each strips width. So click on a
strip, and adjust the width to what you want it to be. Going from .5 to 3 inches in quarter inch
increments, and back down again will give you the wave look. You just have to play until you get the look
Even after you
color the blocks, you can alwayss change the width of the strips.
Click the layer 1 tab and begin to color your blocks.
If you have any questions, you can use the comments box