A year ago I had set out to use up a few orphan quilt blocks. What came of that was over 50 different projects that all incorporated quilt blocks that were already made.
Last year I didn’t focus on it as much, but found that I really like to use up quilt blocks and decide what they should become.
This led me to the Round Robin….and what kind of topic I would like to take on for 2015. This year, I am leaning back towards the orphan quilt blocks once again and have figured out that if I use the quilt design program- EQ7 that I would be able to design the layout and then have others fill it in OR you can dig around in your own quilt block stash and find a block that would fit a spot and stick it in.
Can I just tell you what a life saver this program is?! It might be a bit crazy in the functions and options…..at times even a little overwhelming even for me, but if you keep at it, you will get it and it will become such an asset to you.
After playing around for a bit, I have come up with 3 different options and would love for you to have a say in what we will be sewing next year. I have only included the dimensions of the blocks in the first row. They basically repeat each other with the other rows– same size of blocks in a different order.
Now remember that this will be the layout, showing the block sizes that will be used, not the actual designs (those will be coming after they are designed by the guest designers!)
Here are the three designs and choices.
Please vote here for your favorite. Can’t wait to see what you pick!
Just in case you are interested in more about the EQ7 program, here are a few awesome resources:
EQ7 site. They are loaded with videos and tutorials that help during the learning period. Take advantage of them! Don’t be afraid to use the help section either. Lots of info is available if you ask.
Morning Glory Designs— Reeze is a good friend and has helped design Round Robins in the past. She is an EQ7 expert and has few tutorials to help you with the program also.