Today I discovered a fun, free, design tool on-line called Pattern Playground. The URL for the site is http://www.freequiltpatterns.info
The site claims to offer one million different quilt designs. You can choose either a single block quilt, or a two block quilt and you are offered three different fabric choices from Moda, P&B Textiles or Windham. Unfortunately, there is not a wide variety of fabrics offered, and the choices from Moda are particularly disappointing, but there are enough basic colors available that you are able to get a good idea of what the finished quilt will look like before you pick up your rotary cutter.
You are able to rotate particular sections of the blocks to change the design. You can choose the size of the finished quilt by adding or deleting number of rows and columns. Then just start clicking. Each click brings up a new layout possibility. If you like it, you can click on “Get the Free Pattern,” and you are taken to a page that lists the amount of fabric you will need, rotary cutting instructions, piecing instructions and layout instructions.
I was unable to upload any images to show you, but please do check out this site. You can create dozen of quilts and never have to turn on your machine!