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”
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
Also take note of the size of quilt now (20” x 20”)
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”
The next border, I chose to JUST do top and bottom
Now it’s not a square anymore 30” x 42” so then the math has to be divisible by both
So I added a whole round of 6” blocks
and the last one is 3” blocks
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
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.
and in August I had a few ideas, first a bunch of books
I then colored the books pink
Then decided on READ MORE
Then for September I also had a few ideas
before I settled on flying geese
I guess I didn’t do anything for October’s Quilt.
So as you can see, EQ is fun for designing on the fly :)