1. We are going to be working with half square triangles (HSTs) and the golden rule for Touchdraw is that you can only colour it in if it is a shape, not a series of lines so it is not enough to draw a square then add a diagonal line; we actually have to draw HSTs. But Touchdraw have done it for us so it's pretty easy. Go and grab one from the filing drawers in the side toolbar - filed away under "shapes" and described as a "right triangle". Tap on the filing drawers.
2. Tap on "Shapes" and then on the "Right Triangle" to select it.
3. Tap anywhere on your screen to make it appear. You can then remove its border line if you want and change the colour it is coloured in with if you want.
4. Then, by dragging the corner points, you can change it to any size or shape of triangle but I have enlarged mine to a 3" HST.
5. Next select it by tapping on it, tap on the dialogue box on the bottom of the side toolbar and duplicate the shape.
6. Select one of the triangles and rotate it 180 degrees by tapping on the adjustment menu on the top toolbar.
7. Then tap on "Rotate 180".
8. You will now have a square made of two HSTs.
9. Select one and change its colour using the Fill menu in the side toolbar.
10. Now we are going to group these two HSTs together into one object so we can duplicate it several times and move it around. First select both shapes (by holding your finger on the side toolbar between the letters and the dialogue box and tapping on each shape until both are highlighted) and then tap on the Arrangement icon in the top toolbar which looks like two sheets of paper.
11. Then tap on "group" and the object will become one shape which can be moved, duplicated, rotated as one item.
12. Duplicate the square 11 times and align them all into one line by dragging them around the screen with your finger.
13. Go to the dialogue box at bottom of the side toolbar and tap on "Select All". All of the squares will not be selected.
14. Repeat the process at steps 10 and 11 to group them all into one object.
Duplicate three times and align.
15. Once again, select all, group and duplicate three more times and align to make a whole quilt of HSTs.
16. Now select all and tap on "ungroup" several times until it is no longer an option.
17. Tap outside the quilt so that everything is unselected then once again select all, go back to the arrangement icon (two sheets of paper) and select "lock". All the dots will turn to grey and you are no longer able to move your triangles or re-size them.
18. Once again tap outside the quilt area so that all the triangles are unselected and now we will have fun colouring the quilt in. With one finger press and hold the part of the toolbar between the dialogue box until it turns red, continue to hold it as you tap on all the triangles you want to colour in the first colour (I have chosen a load at random).
19. Pick a fill colour for them from the wheel, list or favourites in the fill icon and all those triangles you selected will change colour.
20. Carry on adding colours.
21. Once you have all the colours you want, you can think about the borders you might want to add (if any).
22. Next time I will show you how to add borders quickly and easily and for those of you who want to give it a go now, draw a filled rectangle so it covers the whole quilt, tap "move to back" from the arragements menu and then move and re-size to fit. Keep adding borders until you're happy with the finished drawing.
Let me know if you're learning along with these tutorials, it's fun for me to know and add pictures to the Lily's Quilts Flickr group so I can see what you're doing!