The best thing about being on Quiltmakers' Scrap Squad is, it has forced me to use my Electric Quilt (design) program!
I cut this pattern out of the January/February '07 Quiltmaker, called "Right & Left." Since I didn't buy the setting kit for my Buck-a-Block quilt, I had to come up with a setting design on my own. Remarkably enough, the red fabric in my Buck-a-Blocks is a standard Robert Kaufman fabric, "Fusion." Kaufman has issued seven versions of this fabric in various colors over the years!
EQ7 has a built-in block design just like "Right and Left." All I had to do was adjust the size and change the coloration. EQ7 even includes cutting directions and yardage requirements!
Here is my design in EQ7:
And here is what the first few setting blocks look like:
Really, there is more difference between the gold and the green -- it's hard to take good photos at night. I think it is so cool how the secondary pattern develops.
Tomorrow I'm off on another road trip, this time to the Rocky Mountain Sew Expo in Denver. I'll make it a quick trip to beat tomorrow night's snow!
How is your February UFO project coming along?
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