I've always wondered what my blocks for do. Good Stitches or A Dozen Quilters might look like as a finished quilt. Today I discovered how to use MS Publisher to do just that! Here are some of my creations...
Chartreuse and Raspberry Quilt Mock Up
Courthouse Steps Quilt Mock Up
Apple in a Basket Mock Up
Pink and Purple Log Cabin Mock Up
Spinning Crosses Mock Up
I've never thought of using this program in this way before, but now I think I will use it to test out blocks before I commit to making a whole quilt. I'm also thinking about making some of them into business cards for myself.
To make my mock ups I simply opened my pictures within MS Publisher and squared up my blocks. Then the fun began! I twisted them and flipped them until I had a pattern I liked and then I copied that pattern until I had a whole virtual quilt. I grouped all the blocks together and saved them as .png files so I can play around with them more in the future.
Happy (virtual) Quilting!