Monkey and I wanted to give you a treat for Mother’s Day. We thought about a plate of chocolate chip cookies, just like Mum used to make, but some of us are on a diet.
Then we decided that a new EQ7 project file with a Dresden Plate design would be a more downloadable kind of plate, and calorie-free.
There are several variations of Dresden Plate in the block library of Electric Quilt already. This one is in the Inklingo Basic Pieced Shape Collection, but not in the EQ block library, so Monkey and I drew it for you.
You can download the project file and start designing for the ClubEQ May Challenge of Red and White Quilts.
Whoa, Mama! These are just a few of the many blade variations in the three Inklingo Dresden Plate Shape Collections (Appliqué, Basic Pieced, and Fancy Pieced). What a treasure trove!
If you have the Dresden Plate Fancy Shape Collection, and you are ready to learn about EQ, you can draw some of the Farmer’s Delight and Rising Sun variations.
The Inklingo blocks are 9, 12 or 15 inches. Everything you need to know about Dresden Plate is in the Design Book (74 pages, download, $10 or free!)
The Inklingo blade variations in the Appliqué Shape Collection are impressive too, and you can create fabulous designs with them in EQ for the ClubEQ Challenge.
Even if your designs for the challenge are elaborate, you can sew them in this lifetime with Inklingo shapes to print on fabric!
Inklingo calls all of these variations Dresden Plate, but they are sometimes also called New York Beauty, Farmer’s Fancy, Farmer’s Delight, Ferris Wheel, Sunflower, Wheel of Fortune, Rising Sun, and other names. No matter what you call them, they are fabulous.
Inklingo makes spectacular designs like these possible for many more quilters. You don’t have to be an expert to get wonderful results. With Electric Quilt to design, and Inklingo for the rest, you have the best of both worlds.
Inklingo makes these designs so much more fun. You don’t have to tell anyone how easy it is to sew with the cutting and stitchig lines printed on the fabric with Inklingo, but we hope you will.
Love the lines. Quilt more!
We hope you like the EQ7 Dresden Plate project file and that someone makes chocolate chip cookies for you too. Happy Mother’s Day!
Linda & Monkey
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.
9 thoughts on “Inklingo Dresden Plate”
Oh, I forgot that EQ7 had this feature. Just got out a picture of my new rainbow hand knitted socks, got some great flowers now lol.
Wow! I just followed Barb Vlack’s instructions (very clear in the comment above), and got an absolutely gorgeous result my very first time.
EQ7 Apply Symmetries is mesmerizing! The ogee shape is my favorite so far. Thank you, Barb, for a great tip. It is wonderful to have your input.
I am supposed to be cleaning up the olde computer and copying files onto the new one, but I could not resist trying this. If I don’t get back to work, it will be all Barb’s fault.
Linda & Monkey, thanks so much for all the info you give us. As I am still very new with Inklingo I’m still trying how to make something using other then hexagons. As far as the EQ , that’s way above my learning point at this time. I don’t know if I can take on one more thing right now. Maybe later.
So very pretty Linda. Now, if someone would just make up a quilt for me LOL
One day I will be sure to refer back to this post when I am ready to do a beautiful Dresden Plate
Have you tried the “Apply Symmetries” tool on the Image worktable in EQ7? With the shapes that are available for Circular Symmetries (most of which are like the shapes offered by Inklingo), you can audition kaleidoscopic pieced blocks that can be fussy cut from fabric with the Inklingo shapes.
Convert a beautiful printed stripe fabric (one that works well for a border print, such as Jinny Beyer’s RJR collections) to a Photo in the Sketchbook in an EQ7 project file. Then Edit that fabric photo to the Image worktable. Click on Image > Apply Summetries > Circular Symmetries and discover all kinds of wonderful things. You can choose different petal shapes, enlarge or reduce the size, rotate them, mirror image, and more.
If the Inklingo shapes are not _exactly_ like those offered by EQ7, they are close enough for experimenting and discovering some fun design possibilities!
Thank you Linda 🙂 I don’t have EQ7 yet but it’s not long till my birthday, just another 3 months, LOL. I hope these will still be here then. Happy Mothers Day to you. Hugs Ellyx
Thank you Linda & Monkey! I am not a mother, but I will download your EQ file in gratitude anyway 🙂
Hugs, Anneke in Rotterdam