|FrankenWhiggish Rose, Current Fave Design|
|Monado by Vervain, Havana colorway|
|Completed 16" FrankenWhiggish Rose Applique Block|
So today I fired up the EQ7 software and started playing around with different layouts. I primarily wanted to figure out how many FrankenWhiggish Rose blocks I would need to prevent myself from wasting time making too many petals!
In these designs, I am using an imported photo of my one finished applique block and combining that with the sashing, border and block designs in the EQ7 software in order to preview some of the different quilts I could create using this block. This is the second runner up:
|Second Runner Up Design|
...And this is my current favorite:
|Favorite! (Click to make the photo larger)|
This quilt would finish at 74 1/4" x 74 1/4", which is on the generous side for a couch throw quilt but still okay, I think. Those measurements would be BEFORE quilting and laundering, so the real quilt would finish a bit smaller. The border blocks would be 7 1/4" square, so I should be able to do those pieced blocks without too much trouble. Why do I like this design better than the first one? I can't say for sure. I really like the repeated Xs and plusses in the applique block, sashing posts and pieced border blocks. I spent an hour or two playing around with different layouts and alternate blocks before I came up with this design, and I will probably play around with it some more before I commit to it 100%, but this will be the basic idea.
So that means I need a total of nine appliqued blocks (one down, eight more to go) and twenty of those pieced border blocks for this quilt. I'm even more excited to make them now that I have a plan!
I'm linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times as well as Anything Goes Monday at Stitch By Stitch. Have a great week, everyone!
I love the Whig Rose - I have always found working with it easy to do for some reason - of course normally there are fairly large pieces for it - I think I have one block with them in my Red and Green Quilt
Your applique design is gorgeous and so is the quilt plan you've come up with.
Your applique is superb! FWIW, I prefer your second runner-up design. I like its simplicity and think it frames the FrankenWhig blocks nicely. The other border strikes me as busy, competing with the Rose blocks.
It's beautiful!!! You did a lovely job of appliqueing and I love the layout you chose!!
Rebecca, your Franken Whiggish Rose is so beautiful to look at, in every detail. Nine of them are just going to take people's breath away. I love to use EQ like this too. How lucky we are to be able to play like that. Your quilt is going to look absolutely stunning in your kitchen family room!
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