I have been practicing my drawing and designing skills using Electric Quilt and Nancy Martin’s calendar for my tools and inspiration. Looking back, I can see lots of personal growth.
However, the Airplane block was a bit of a drawing challenge for me. It is not done with an obvious grid.
But I conquered!
In fact, as I sit here, writing, and looking at the block, I realize that I may have drawn this the hard way. Those bright yellow squares are now jumping out at me, and they would make an obvious grid to use as a starting off point. Something I did not do (Why didn’t I see that when I was drawing?!). LOL!
I started out with the EasyDraw worktable. Mistake! If you want to practice this block, choose the EasyDraw + PatchDraw worktable. You’ll need the PatchDraw to draw the propeller. If you forget, and use the EasyDraw worktable, like I did, you will need to copy your block and paste it to the EasyDraw + PatchDraw worktable.
Thank you, Electric Quilt Genies, for making it possible to copy and paste entire blocks for folks like me! I really didn’t want to have to redraw the whole thing!
And here is the quilt design that I came up with:
All of the blocks can be found in Electric Quilt’s block library. How cool is that?!