I had my monthly club on Saturday, yesterday. So I spent the week drawing blocks for my class. What I have done the last two months is draw the blocks and then have my students try and figure out how to draw the block, instead of me telling them how to draw the blocks. I hope this exercise will help them to learn how to draw any block they see. Drawing blocks is also my favorite pass time in EQ. I guess I want to share that.
Today Sunday I had my every other week Skype session with my friend Linda in Miami Florida. We spend two hours talking and playing in EQ. I teach her some tricks and sometimes I help her with her round robins quilts. It is fun.
Some of the blocks I taught are from the Quiltmaker's 100 Block Vol 5 collection. There are some cool block in that magazine. So far I have drawn 8.
There was one block that took me three different evenings of drawing before I got it right. I spent less than an hour or so each evening, since I was drawing other blocks also.
Tonight all those attempts paid off!
This is the block I saw that I wanted to draw, this is a scanned imagine from the magazine.
Here is my EQ version! I am very happy with it. I tried several different things to make the two smaller stars including reducing the size which didn't work and make a ton of extra lines. Even with this sample I had lots of lines to delete.
Keep on drawing those blocks practice pays off!