I came across this video on the Golden Threads website that gives great instructions and explanations about how to plan the quilting of your work. It describes sizing a design to fit your quilt block, how to audition the designs, and more. I know that I have seen many new quilters ask how to go about this process and I have never seen a good answer, until now.
here is the link http://www.goldenthreads.com/dottodotvideo/
i hope that other new quilters will find this helpful. Ther is quite a learning curve to the process so making a quilt, I have found many resources and great information on this website. I am excited to finally contribute back to the group.