I’ve been fooling around with Inklingo Rose Dream in EQ5.
I think I may need an intervention. LOL This is addictive.
There is at least one way to use all three Rose Dream sizes in a bed quilt.
This setting uses 4.5, 6, and 9 inch units in 9, 12, and 18 inch blocks.
Same quilt, different colors. . .
. . . and the same again.
I want to color the squares to be more prominent.
Q. How will I know when to stop?
I’m going to have another look at the Storm At Sea, Drunkard’s Path, and Winding Ways layouts which use two or more sizes to see what else would work for Rose Dream.
However, Rose Dream is a special case. For the design to be symmetrical, Rose Dream requires an even number of units.
It’s a complicating factor.
Of course, I could use Rose Dream 6 inch units with any other 6 inch blocks (list on the website), or 12 inch Sunflower, or . . .
Help! I’ve fallen into EQ5 and I can’t get out!**
Electric Quilt Project File for You
You can play with Rose Dream in Electric Quilt too, and create quilts that are better than mine.
- Click to download the EQ5 file with Rose Dream blocks and quilts.
- Play with settings and colors and fabric from the libraries.
- Enter a quilt in the EQ/Inklingo Love the Lines Contest!
- Win! (See the prizes!)
We don’t want to leave anyone out. Rose Dream is amazing even if you don’t have Electric Quilt because there are worksheets included in the Inklingo shape collections. There is a gallery of sample layouts on the website too.
Best of all, you know that any design you create with these shapes will be easy to cut and sew with Inklingo.
Linda & Monkey
** “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Quilters outside North America might not recognize this common ad slogan for a security bracelet for people who live alone. It has slipped [pun intended] <groan> into common use in comedy routines. Canadians like to be thought of as exporters of humor/humour.
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.
2 thoughts on “Rose Dream in Electric Quilt”
Hi Mary, I’m not sure what you mean. There should be minimal waste no matter whether you make 6 or 9 inch Rose Dream. You can cut the fabric to the size listed in the Catalogue of Shapes to get exactly the number of pieces you need.
I’m trying to decide between the 6 inch and 9 inch size for this block. I was leaning towards the 9 inch on the grounds that it would be easier to machine piece the larger block. But then I got to wondering if it would be very inefficient to print out on standard sized paper. Would there be less waste when printing out the 6 inch block?