Tuesday, November 10, 2015

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday – Planning a Round Robin

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This week I figured I’d show my “thinking” behind the Planned Round Robin I’ve now hosted twice and where we just had a GREAT finish this month.

 

First you start of with a horizontal layout and only 1 x 1 block and in this one the block is 12” x 12”

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Now it’s all about the borders!

(and a bit of math!)

On the border tab, add a border that’s 4” and blocks 3 horizontal and vertical

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Also take note of the size of quilt now (20” x 20”)

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Now another border, but instead of adding 4” I chose to add 5” blocks and do 4 each direction.

now it’s 30” x 30”

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The next border, I chose to JUST do top and bottom

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Now it’s not a square anymore 30” x 42” so then the math has to be divisible by both

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So I added a whole round of 6” blocks

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and the last one is 3” blocks

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Once you get the hang of figuring out the math and that the border pop up box always shows the size, it’s easy to keep adding to make the quilt grow!

Here’s one with a 10” center block

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Then 2” blocks (14” x 14”)

Then 7” blocks (28” x 28”)

Then 4” blocks (36” x 36”)

Then 6” blocks (48” x 48”)

Lastly 4” blocks (56” x 56”)

 

Now here’s a little preview of what I did each time I got a round robin in the mail.

I found a block in EQ that roughly fit the block and I then started looking for fun blocks to go around it.

Here’s the first quilt-a Heart center and what I did.

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and July

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and in August I had a few ideas, first a bunch of books

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I then colored the books pink

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Then decided on READ MORE

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Then for September I also had a few ideas

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before I settled on flying geese

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I guess I didn’t do anything for October’s Quilt.

 

So as you can see, EQ is fun for designing on the fly :)

1 comment:

QuiltShopGal said...

Round Robin quilts are always fun to see the creativity. Love what you have designed in EQ7 (great tutorial) and your quilts. Great job.

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