Prequilt is a program designed by Laura from Toronto and it is amazing! I first met Laura at the Toronto MQG and again at the SWO MOD Retreat this past spring. She is full of energy and so lovely!
The Circus Tent quilt was the first layout that you can edit to colour with your own palette. It also comes with an accompanying pattern you can buy, either PDF or a paper copy.
Then I noticed the HST option and I spent way too much time last night (when I should have been sleeping) changing the layout of the HST pattern. I could change the size of the blocks, the number of blocks in the setting, I picked the 2 colour option and then added more colours and kept going and going until after midnight.
Here are the steps:
This is what the home screen looks like.
First you pick your size of blocks and they go up in increments of 1/4″ I picked a finished 8″ block and an 8×8 block setting. (look, it even calculates the yardage required)
Then you click on the block logo and start to create!
You can change the colours by clicking BLOCK and selecting from the palette.
Here I have selected a purple and lime.
After picking my colours I clicked the REMIX button and it shuffles all the blocks around.
And once I have clicked REMIX I can then select individual blocks and 1/4 turn them to my liking. You click on the block to hi-light it and then it rotates!
See how easy it is with the little rotate icon at the bottom? You can rotate as many as you like!
Then you can also add a second block with 2 more colours, click REMIX and voila a 4 coloured shuffled up HST quilt you designed. Here is the original purple and lime layout, then I cloned the block and selected the red and blue colours and then I hit REMIX again.
Once again if there is anything you wish to switch up, you can then select that block individually and edit it.
This has to be the easiest online quilt program I have ever used. Usually I am yelling at the computer screen wondering why a program won’t work like I want it to- and then I end up getting my graph paper and pencil crayons to end my frustration.
But I spent hours playing around with Prequilt because it was so fun AND so easy that I wanted to keep rotating and adding more coloured blocks. I think Laura needs to use this slogan- Prequilt is so easy-even Kristyn can do it!
I fell asleep dreaming of the possibilities with Prequilt and hope that more blocks get added for future creating!