EQ5/EQ6/EQ7 Classes - Week 3
Welcome back! We are going to discuss more tools and how to use them. We discussed the set tool and the rotate tool last time. So now we are going to explore the paintbrush tool/eyedropper tool/ the swap tool/ and the fussy cut tool
Set your quilt layout for 6 x 6 blocks
Click on Block and draw this in a new block
Then color it and save it in the sketchbook
You can then set this block into the quilt block
Use the set tool and put a Boston in each square
Find the paint brush in the right side tool bar
Click on the paintbrush.
Click on the palette to get the color you want.
Then Click on the triangles you want to change
The ones you click on will change color
The eyedropper is intended to pick up color from your existing quilt.
Click on the eyedropper
Click on the green or other color in your quilt
Click on the triangle you want to change the color.
When you want to change to another color you will need to click on a different color in your quilt before changing more colors.
The window in the top of the palette will show you what color you have in the eyedropper.
If you have trouble getting the eyedropper to change colors click on the paintbrush and then click on the color you want to change to. You can use either the paint brush here or the eyedropper.
I changed the corners dark green. I changed the placement of the light green triangles and the yellow triangles using the eyedropper
The Swap Tool
Letís look at using the swap tool now.
For EQ6 and EQ7
Click on the swap tool
Click on the color in the palette you want to use.
Click on the color you want to change in the quilt block
It will change all the triangles with the same color in one click.
Click on the swap tool
Click on the color in the quilt block you want to change
Click on the color in the palette you want to change it to.
(this is opposite of the other two versions)
Another way to change colors is to open the sketchbook and click on the block section. Then find the blocks you are working on and edit one. You can save the colors you want in the sketchbook. Then when you open the quilt block and click on the set tool you can use the already changed block to set into the quilt block.
This is especially good if you are editing a whole quilt block.
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LOL To be continued in the next post!!