Have you stitched up any of our free monthly downloads in fabrics? I finally finished up my Prismatic Plants quilt last week–just in time to hang it up and enjoy it this fall!

The wonderful thing about being able to open these free projects in EQ7 is that I can easily make changes to the design to make it fit exactly what I want to make.

I knew I wanted to make a quilt that would hang in the wall space above our fireplace. The original design finished at 34″ x 34″, which was a few inches too big for the space. So I opened the quilt project in EQ7, clicked the Layout tab and changed the finished block size from 8″ to 7″.

I also knew I didn’t want a border on this quilt, so I switched to the Borders tab and clicked the Delete button to get rid of the existing border.

Those two easy changes made the quilt 28″ x 28″. Perfectly sized for the wall space I have available!

The last change I made was to the block itself. I deleted some seam lines in the leaves because I planned to make each half of the leaf all the same fabric, and there was no reason to have that extra seam in the “body” of the leaf. Plus, I was foundation-piecing the leaves, so who cares about funky-shaped triangles!

Tell me in the comments– have you ever made any of our free project downloads? If so, did you make any changes to the project, or sew it up just as it was designed?