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Monday, September 21, 2015

EQ Seasons RAL - Summer Fly By - Pattern and Tutorial + Giveaways

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks
EQ Seasons Row Along

Summer has come to a close, but I dream of summer all year.

(In Southwest Kansas you have to dream of the beach unless it's the dry river bed)

But I have memories of playing at the ocean side beach when I was a kid.

 "Summer Fly By" 

Is from those memories.

This is a foundation paper piece pattern.
Finished size 6" x 60"

You can download the pattern on Craftsy.

The download is the pattern only and is NOT a tutorial.

You only need to know how to foundation paper piece to sew this row.

If you want the optional clouds on your row, you will need to use a fusible to applique.
Follow the manufacturers instructions.  The cloud pattern is included in the download.

If you've never done foundation paper piecing, 
check out this video by Fons & Porter:

This row is perfect for little scraps of fabric. 

 The background fabric requires about a 1/2 yard.
I used Northcott Toscana fabric # 9020-45 which is so soft and easy to sew with.

Part of the fun of creating a quilt with EQ7 is changing things here and there to create something totally new.

By just changing the banner with "Aloha" and adding some waves and toes I have a beach blanket.

When I designed the Summer Fly By row for the

EQ7: Seasons Row-Along

I wanted a way to make it personal for anyone.

Want to see how you can change the banner block into a personal message?

Add a plain block and text to a quilt 

in EQ7 -
a tutorial

Here's how to do it:

Begin with a custom quilt.  
In this case we are using the 
Summer Fly By row.

Click the Layer 1 tab - 
Click the Set Block button -
 The sketchbook blocks palette will appear.
Right click inside the box and 
choose - Add Plain Block 

A plain block magically appears in the block palette.

Click and drag the block to one of the banner blocks.
Now you will have to adjust the block into place.
Choose the adjust button and move the plain block into place.

Now lets color the plain block.

Click the brush tool button - Select color - Click the plain box.
(Notice we still have the hook stencil in place behind the plane
because we didn't erase it.)

Next, let's add a name for the banner.  
Click on the Layer 2 tab.
Click the paintbrush button and choose the color for your text.
Next, click on the customize toolbar button on the bottom right -
Click on add/remove buttons - check the Set Applique Text button
to add it to you toolbar

Click the Set Applique Text button - the applique text box appears.
Hold down the shift key and click and drag a text box where you want
the text to appear.

Type the text you want.  In this case, I am using my nephew's name, James.

Now you can change the font and size of the text.  
(Play in the Applique text box.)
Click the Adjust button (second button from the top - right tool bar)
Click the text and move the box around until you have it placed
right where you want it.

Get creative with the tool bars.  
I tilted the name a little to make it blow in the wind.

Tip:  Print the letter templates from the Layer 2 tab.

Won't that be a super cute row?


How about this one?


(vacation = inspiration)

With EQ7, you can trace any picture...
although I traced a picture of only my feet for the quilt and made hubby's by expanding the tracing, I could have used this picture...

It's fun to explore with EQ7, don't be afraid.

If you want to make a quilt like mine, the only other pattern you will need is a wave pattern block from the EQ library. 
 Just search for it in the software.
Easy, peasy.

Here's one more photo of the quilt.

Sorry about the fold marks and wrinkles. 

 I carried the quilt on board the airplane and used it to keep warm!!
The quilt was made just for our Hawaii trip.  
I make 'em to use 'em.  lol

Want to see more rows and tutorials for the week?

September 22
Carla Henton at Creatin’ in the Sticks – Summer (you are here)
Patti Carey at Patti’s Patchwork – Winter
Nancy Myers at Patchwork Breeze – Spring
Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew – Fall
Linda Franz  at LindaFranz.com – Filler Row
Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg – Filler Row


Marian has the whole schedule HERE.

Now for the treats....


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 $25.00 gift certificate
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While this giveaway is specific to this blog, you can enter at each featured blog today.
 There is 1 giveaway for each featured blog of the week.
 Entries accepted until September 29, 2015 Winners Announced September 30, 2015
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 In other words, if you enter it here, do not enter it at the other featured blogs this week.
 This giveaway is at all the featured blogs today.
Entries accepted until September 29, 2015 Winners Announced September 30, 2015
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Make a block or row from the Row Along!
As An
  Incentive To Participate By Making Blocks and Rows 
 Craftsy Class
of your Choice
 3 individual winners
Value $40.00 based on average cost of Quilting classes, but the value goes up if you choose lets say a sewing class.
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 2 individual winners
 $10.00 gift certificate

When you add a unique block/row to the Flickr Group that you've created from any of the patterns offered each week, you will get one entry into the drawing.
You can enter at any blog featuring the Flickr giveaway once each day of this Row-A-Long until October 13, 2015 when the giveaway closes.
 Winners Announced October 14, 2015.
 Make a block, post it to the flicker group, and come back here and enter the giveaway.
If you enter both giveaways, you need 2 unique blocks per each day you enter
Duplicate Entries will be checked and if found you will be disqualified.
** Filler Rows Do Not Count. These too will be disqualified if entered.
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(Coming soon)
EQ7 Software

Electric Quilt will be giving away their EQ7 software to one lucky winner.
To be held at the Electric Quilt Blog September 29th - October 06, 2015.  
You will need to visit Electric Quilt's Blog during that week and register to win at their site to win this great prize. 
Value- $190.00

I will be posting a quilt on the October 6th that I have been working on during the EQ7: Seasons Row-Along.
(I had a little head start...all summer)

There will be more giveaways!!!!!

Marian at Seams To Be Sew has more details at her blog
you can join us on
  Facebook and Flickr.

Visit Carlotta Jean's Craftsy Pattern Store »


Vicki H said...

I love the quilt, great for a remembrance.

Béa said...

Beautiful quilt .

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh Carla! This is such a wonderful block! I love how you changed things up with the Aloha message. And showed us how to personalize the message. Your quilt turned out beautifully. How fun that you got to take it on vacation for the photo shoot!

Jen Barnard said...

Great quilt, I love the fluffy little clouds.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Sherry VF said...

Thanks for the blog hop. I've had my EQ7 for almost a year now but haven't spent much time learning all that it can do. Great ideas and the specific how to's were a real bonus. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Janie said...

Love the quilt. Your vacation looked wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Carol said...

LOVE your quilt:) It made me giggle:)

quilter said...

Great row, great giveaway! Thanks

Joyce Carter said...

Loved your quilt, Carla. What a great way to remember all those precious memories!

Carol Swift said...

Oh, Carla, I love these airplanes and the cute ideas you shared to change things up a bit! Such a sweet pic of quilt and toes! :O)

Cat Lady said...

Love your options for the sky banners with your planes.

Lori said...

opps wrong section. lol your quilt is lovely. a great reminder of a great time. thank you for the pattern. I will be using it to make a baby quilt with a bunch of planes in different colors going all over the place.

Jewel said...

I love the beach vacation quilt as well as the summer row!

MoeWest said...

I love your row and the Aloha quilt!

teachpany said...

Very cute quilt. I love the geese part of the flags flying behind the plane. Thanks for the info for the letters!

Sally said...

Great row and delightful quilt!

Anonymous said...

HI,neat quilt project!
Thanks for a Thread Giveaway!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Very cute quilt with the toes!!

Joanne said...

What a great row and a wonderful idea for a quilt. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Cute quilt--love the toes.

senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I really like the idea of using the child's name! Thanks!

JoyceLM said...

Cute quilt - thanks for the tutorial & the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your row pattern. I've always loved the planes flying with banners and I saw one in Knoxville just a couple of days ago! I like your Aloha quilt, too.

tac73 said...

Love this block. I don't have EQ7 but it looks fun

lindawwww said...

I love the photo of your and your husband's toes! Great row!

lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

Janarama said...

Carla, your row and quilt are awesome! Love how you made took a picture and designed a quilt from it. Thank you for the great tutorial.

Laurie W. said...

I love your row. It's very creative.

Needled Mom said...

That row is absolutely darling and the quilt is way too cute - great reminder of happy, sunny days.

Anonymous said...

Inspired by your pattern and photos, I am going to the beach this weekend. San Clemente, here I come! ... soparkaveataoldotcom

UcanQuilt2 said...

Love this row. Your quilt was awesome too. Thank you for the pattern

wendy said...

Cute summertime quilt!

Lisa England said...

Love your row and your quilt. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy E. said...

Very creative and unique quilt! I love all of it! Many years ago, my husband trained to receive his pilot's license. I was his FIRST passenger in a tiny 2 seater airplane. What a memory to be in the air with the love of your life at the helm! The airplanes in this quilt remind me of that time.

Cecilia said...

I love your row and quilt! My husband is a pilot and I will be making him a quilt with this. Thanks for the pattern and giveaways.

Unknown said...

Cute design. Really like the tutorial.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute row. Love the planes and the streamers behind them.

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

What a fabulous row! Love the beach quilt! It is just too cute!

Margaret said...

I just love your quilt. I really need to make this.

Unknown said...

Great block and I love your beach blanket! Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com

Calicojoan said...

"Sew" darn cute. I just had someone ask if I had a fun little airplane pattern for a baby quilt. Now I can send them to the place to be! ;-)

Dody said...

I really LIKE that quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

claire ross said...

I love this. Lovely work x

Unknown said...

What a cute row. I appreciate all the different ideas you gave for how to personalize it or use it in different ways. Love the beach quilt you made!

Cindy said...

I absolutely love your block! It would make a great baby quilt with all the info behind the planes! cdahlgren at live dot com

Emily C said...

What cute little ariplanes!

Seacoast Quilter said...

Very cute block. Thanks for the row pattern.

Pamela said...

Your quilt makes me smile! What fun! And beautiful too! Thanks for sharing it.

OhioLori said...

Your Quilt is Awesome! Very creative!! :)

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

A dear friend loves vintage airplanes and flying so I was thrilled to see your great design. Will be making this for sure!!

Anonymous said...

I really like your airplanes. Great design.

legato1958 said...

What a fun quilt! I love your pattern for the row along. Thanks so much.

Patty said...

Great tutorial. thanks!

Michele T said...

Very sweet pattern!!! Love the photo with the toes!!!

ConnieB/CA said...

this is a perfect row for some of my pilot friends

atmomma said...

Super fun row!

Kathy H said...

I love your row! This summer I went to a quilt retreat at the beach and there were lots of planes flying with signs. It would be great to make a quilt to remember that.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Beautiful and fun row!

Frederique said...

Great tuto, and fun to change the names and words!

Emily said...

I love the toes! Such a neat idea to do a quilt for a vacation--BEFORE the vacation! This is a fun row!

Mom C said...

What a fun row. And thanks for the EQ tut.

Karen J said...

Reminds me of when we lived in Hawaii!

Marian said...

This is such a fun row, and I'm truly grateful you participated with us Carla.. Sew much fun.. i've enjoyed every moment with you.

Walter said...

Have loved this blog hop. Great blocks pjrquilter@msn.com

Vickie said...

I love that you carried that quilt all the way to Hawaii to take a picture of it on the beach. What a great idea to remember a trip as special as that was for y'all! Your design is perfect and I love how you quilted it!