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Thread: Has anyone combined a bowtie block with a tumbling block?

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    I thought it would be cute to creat a block that looks like a 3D box with a bow. Then I saw the 10 minute bowtie thread (gee THANKS guys - ANOTHER quilt to try lol) and thought it would be fun to make some blocks with that for Christmas. Then I wanted the bowtie block to look like a Christmas package! So I don't have EQ and was wondering if anyone combined and drafted the pieces so i don't have to hand calculate? I hate math.....see the drawing I did to get the idea....
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    OOOOO that would be awesome!!!
    I hope you do one so I can see it :D

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    Try quilterscache, I think they have a block called package or present, might give you ideas.

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    Very cute, but I would never finish it. I know me so well...

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    very interesting!

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    I think it would be a cute idea. I don't know how to use my EQ7 good enough yet to design that, but you would have to start with the side pieces, then figure out the top with that same shape since all three of the diamonds are the same size. Now you have me very curious. I did figure out on the EQ how to do your avatar picture. So I might be able to figure that out somehow. I'll give it a try, but can't promise anything. I'll keep my eyes on this thread to see if someone who knows what they are doing on EQ comes up with it first.

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    I like the idea, simply drawing on graph paper and adding in seam allowances and you have it!!! love to see the finished block - with the right color combinations it would be real cool.

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    Well I do have the tumbling blocks on EQ, but going brain dead right now. In the morning I'll see what I can come up with for the bow. There has to be come thing that's easy enough to do. This also gives me some practice using the EQ. I'm assuming Christmas colors. And about how big would you like it. Let me know. Heading for bed now though.

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    I have something made up on EQ, but I still have to figure out how to get it to here. Have to run now, so I'll try a little later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    I have something made up on EQ, but I still have to figure out how to get it to here. Have to run now, so I'll try a little later.
    that is awesome thanks. The blocks can be anywhere from 6 to 8 inches. Any suggestions for colors would be great too. I'm worried that the sides will blend together and not look like a box.....

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    I love that design. I want to see the picture when you are done.

    We have such smart creative folks here. :) :thumbup:

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    All you have to do, is open your project, then click file and export it...give it a name and save it to your desktop..then come back here start a new topic and add the file...name it, then browse to where you saved it and there you go...just hit send.....

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    Does this work for you?

    Ignore the color selections, I was just trying to show how the different values of the purple will differentiate each Tumbling block.
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    This is what I came up with....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Does this work for you?

    Ignore the color selections, I was just trying to show how the different values of the purple will differentiate each Tumbling block.
    I like how your block are all together. I've just gotten EQ7 and and still learning. I've never had EQ before. But it's fun.

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    Potato, Patato.

    I haven't gotten EQ7 yet (I missed the cheap upgrade offer and am now punishing myself).

    I'm sure the options are similar


    Quilt - New Quilt - Baby Blocks.

    How easy was that?

    This is the same quilt but with Variable Baby Blocks - stretched a bit to get that diamond shape for the Bowtie Block.
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    wow I really need to figure out EQ more :oops: here is what I came up with...not great fabrics I used but it gives an idea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Potato, Patato.

    I haven't gotten EQ7 yet (I missed the cheap upgrade offer and am now punishing myself).

    I'm sure the options are similar


    Quilt - New Quilt - Baby Blocks.

    How easy was that?

    This is the same quilt but with Variable Baby Blocks - stretched a bit to get that diamond shape for the Bowtie Block.
    Nope, I didn't know how easy it was until you just explained it. LOL Like I said, I'm new to EQ, so I actually drew it out. Which is why the bow tie area is not the exact dimentions. If I would have known it was that easy, I wouldn't have taken three days to figure it out. But Oh well, I learned again. I'm always learning something on this board.

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    Hey Katie and MTS - these designs are great! So question though - is the bowtie shape a square or a diamond shape? What I tried (and I'm not real thrilled about it)is I created the Bowtie block using the 10 minute method, then took the diamond template from the Tumbling Blocks and cut the square Bowtie block to make it a diamond. Then I pieced it normally.

    The trouble is that the Bowtie looks a bit squashed and the sides are out of scale. So if the Bowtie block remains a square, what do i do for the sides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNCT14
    Hey Katie and MTS - these designs are great! So question though - is the bowtie shape a square or a diamond shape? What I tried (and I'm not real thrilled about it)is I created the Bowtie block using the 10 minute method, then took the diamond template from the Tumbling Blocks and cut the square Bowtie block to make it a diamond. Then I pieced it normally.

    The trouble is that the Bowtie looks a bit squashed and the sides are out of scale. So if the Bowtie block remains a square, what do i do for the sides?
    They are the diamond shape. Which I'm sure isn't the easiest to try to do with the 10 min. block. What if you made the tumbling block, in the colors you want. Then make a 3-d bow tie from the 10 min block, or just out of fabric, or applique a bow on top. Something like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36
    wow I really need to figure out EQ more :oops: here is what I came up with...not great fabrics I used but it gives an idea...
    I'm just learning EQ too, didn't even know there was a Baby tumbling block when I made the first one. I made it much harder on myself. Live and Learn!!!

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    Katie, the applique might work out well. If I had to make a whole quilt I would cringe since I already have one going, but I am going to use these as pockets on a Christmas card holder. I am going to play with the concept this weekend - will post pictures as I do them. Thanks immensely for all the help!

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