I do all of my digitising in ThredÂ (it’s free!) and use Embird for converting and resizing.
The first colour stitches the foundation and then it is a matter of placing the fabric, stitching the next colour, flipping the fabric, placing the next piece of fabric, etc.
The final colour stitches the cutting line around the edge.
This design will stitch out a block 13.8 cm square (including 6mm seam allowances). I know this is a strange size, but it was the biggest I could fit into my hoop!
Here is what it looks like in fabric …
I’m in the process of writing instructions and converting to different sewing machine formats. Leave a comment if you’re interested in a copy (free!).