I’m making a queen sized quilt from my 100 Tula City Sampler blocks using this design. I made several layouts in EQ8, my design software, and chose this one.I love this layout, but it’s turning out to be a bear to piece!
BTW, I don’t recommend this design particularly. The sashing is waaay too fiddly.
Anyway, I have assembled the top in 4 quarter panels to improve the accuracy of my piecing. Now I’m ready to assemble the panels into a quilt top, but we are still in our rental house so I don’t have much of a design wall.
I thought I would wait until I have a big design wall in the new house, but then I had another thought. I took a picture of each of the quarters, edited them all with Photoshop, and custom printed them so each quarter is 7″ square. The pictures aren’t perfect, but I think they’ll work!
Now I can play with arranging the quarters in various ways. The printed colors aren’t great (I used regular printer paper) but this is going to be much easier than moving 4 big panels around on a big design wall. I may even use this technique again when I have a big design wall available.
I’ll let you know what happens.
Thanks for the “fiddly” comment; now I know something to avoid.
Indeed, life is too short for this sashing!
I finally got EQ software and I am glad it can help me when I finally start my Tula sampler. Queen size – wow what an undertaking! I do want to make all 100 blocks so we’ll see where that gets me. Brilliant idea to use a virtual design wall!
I’m glad you got EQ. I love it.
I love the idea of a virtual design wall. I tried a cut and paste version of this technique for a couple of quilts. Sort of worked, but more trouble than what it was worth.
Probably more trouble than it was worth because you had an actual design wall 🤣
I place magnets behind the small photos and used a magnetic white board. The photos had to be small, which made it difficult to see. In your words…”too fiddly” 😁
Very clever trick. And it’s going to be a stunning quilt
Sometimes I can dream things up in software that I have no business trying to piece in fabric. Or should I say, that any quilter in their right mind should piece in fabric, so I totally understand what you were saying at the beginning of the post.
I think your idea of shrinking the quilt to paper that you can move around is brilliant! I do this a lot of time in my Affinity Designer software–letting the small screen make the moves that would be harder on the wall with fabric. But paper is more easily accessed, for sure! Impressive quilt, by the way!
Great to visit this now that I am actually working on the quilt – awesome setting!