If you have read my blog for any length of time in 2019 you might know that I am an avid EQMini user. Hoping to become an EQ8 user sometime soon, but I can never seem to pull the trigger to upgrade. I think “I can buy a lot of yarn/fabric/etc. at that price!”. LOL I do get by fairly well with the limited features of the Mini, so why upgrade? Well, today’s mock up tells me why!
I am making a Patriotic wallhanging with a FB group, the block looks like this:
That extra round on the basic star makes a block my EQMini doesn’t have, I have to mock it up as a 1 block quilt with borders. So I had to get creative in order to “see” my mini with sashing and borders. It was tedious making the 4 sections of the blocks with/out sashing/borders to paste them together in Pages. But I did it! LOL
I am thinking I will bind whichever with the thin stripe used in the sashing. Or in the outer border color. I guess I should have auditioned those options too? But I am not going back to try that one out. The only issue is the red has a star that would be difficult to center to make a .5″ finished border, but I could be less OCD about it and just cut the row as is. Or find a comparable red and use it.
I am also making a pillow with most of the same fabrics and need to add another round to get it to size for the pillow form. Not sure if I will bind with the stripe, blue, or red. How about another vote!! I have all day today to play in the sewing room and get the pillow top quilted while I wait to see how you gals vote. Plus, I need to go back for more fabric for the borders no matter which color I choose!
And yes, I have a preference for each poll, but I’m not telling! See if you can guess which way I’m leaning.