I opened up EQ just to see what the measurements of the borders should be for the quilt I wanted to work on this afternoon. I did that, but then was looking at a design I had originally drawn for Hoffman Fabrics. They didn’t use that particular design but I still really like how the blocks play together.
It was originally drawn for some possible Christmas fabrics – it has great spaces to show off some larger prints – but I wanted to see how it would look in other fabrics.
I may have to go stash diving in the Christmas fabrics tho because I think I have some great larger prints in there that would work well for this.
Then I totally got sidetracked for a while – the hazard of opening up EQ. I had previously been working on a quilt using the pickle dish block. I so love the look of that block but don’t know that I’m wanting to make a lot of those blocks. So I play with them in EQ and enjoy the look but have yet to make one. However, if I did make one I don’t think I’d want the traditional layout look (double wedding ring-ish) of those blocks so I was playing with a few different settings that created additional open space for quilting (and yes, more open space means having to piece less blocks so it’s a win-win situation right?) 🙂 Here’s a series of the various layouts I was working on.
But I have to get back to those borders I originally looked up and get them on the quilt.