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September 12, 2021
Blocks of Green 1, 2 from Virtual Quilter

From the same block collection as the post below, but 2 greens replacing the reds.

Love the second design. I think it would work in just about any colour combination.

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September 10, 2021
Red and White Quilts 45, 46 from Virtual Quilter

The first design today features four examples of how sometimes putting four blocks together creates a whole new block. I didn’t know it would happen, and it only worked because the four blocks together are separated by background fabric.

I wonder if there are other blocks which would work together in the same way?

I love the second design too.

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September 9, 2021
Red and White in Reverse 39, 40 from Virtual Quilter

First design, red and white.

Second design, red and white … or perhaps I should say, white and red!

I think the quilting would show up better on the light background because the shadows of the quilted lines would be more prominent than on the darker background.

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September 6, 2021
Red and White 2 Block OP 31, 32 from Virtual Quilter

A couple more of my Red and white collection of 9patch quilt designs.

In this project file I have used 10 blocks, with an alternative colouring used for two of them, and used each and every block with all of the others. Each combination is used twice, in both possible combinations.

As there are 131 designs in the project file, somewhere I have missed one … one day I might find the patience to work out which combination I missed, though I deliberately missed using the same block in both of the alternative placings, which would have made 144 in total ...

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September 5, 2021
Red and White Quilted 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Two different 9 patch blocks, with some quilting motifs based on different 9 patch blocks.

This is part of a rather large series of project files using 9P blocks and just 2 colours which I have ignored for a couple of years … or more!

My favourite of these two is the first one, by far!

There are quite a few files with the same 9P/red and white theme, so I think I will follow that theme for this week.

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June 19, 2021
Red and White Quilts 44, 45 from Virtual Quilter

Basic pieced 9P blocks, mixed together and I like the results.

The second design reminds me of a game board, but I have no idea what the rules might be!

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June 11, 2021
Nan’s Nine Patches 33, 34 from Virtual Quilter

Very, very interesting, but the middle looks a bit blank!

Not much in the middle, but it is better.

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May 10, 2021
Block Playtime 1 from Virtual Quilter

I got up a bit early this morning, and started playing with some pieced blocks in my personal block library. Made a few modifications to one of the blocks, which led to several more modifications. Amazing what I can do while waiting for the first coffee to kick in!

I even managed to add a second colouring of the block!

I am about to go and make a second coffee to go with breakfast … I wonder what I can do then!

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April 17, 2021
10 Plus Mods 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter


This project file uses ten 9 Patch blocks, with modifications to colour placement, with a few lines either deleted or ignored when placing the colours.

I prefer the second design today.

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April 16, 2021
9 Patch Night Vision 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

Intricate and interesting!

Also intricate and interesting, and on point too, but I like the first one better.

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July 13, 2020
Red, Black and White 10, 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter


Love the second.

Love the third, but I would look for a black fabric with more subdued print … or none at all.

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July 12, 2020
Red and White in Reverse 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 from Virtual Quilter

From red on white, to white on red …

… in three steps

But wait … there’s more.

I thought I would play a little longer to see what would happen, and liked what I found enough to share the results.

I like all of the last three … no one favourite today!

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June 8, 2020
10 Plus Mods OP 6, 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

Basic 9P blocks set on point.

In the second design I have removed some colour from four blocks.

My favourite is the last one.

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May 17, 2020
Oh Scrap! : This and That from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

The weather here has been sunny and warm so not a lot of sewing happened this week.  I did make a bit of progress on a couple of scrap quilts however.

I made my three dark green RSC blocks for my rail fence variation quilt.
I don't really like how these blocks turned out...

But once they get placed with the other colors, they look just fine.  I think it is just my aversion to green that brings out my dislike.  I think this quilt just needs some yellow pink and purple.

 I also made some progress on my ...

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March 6, 2020
Nan's Nine Patches 29, 30 from Virtual Quilter

The first design today is a bit busy for my taste, but I do like it!

I love the second one, and I must try to turn those linked star blocks inside out, but I think there may be a problem with the corners!

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February 1, 2020
Virtual Challenge 2020 February from Virtual Quilter

Playing with Pieces

The challenge this month is to draw some 9 Patch blocks.

So, New Project—Horizontal setting. Give it a name you will recognise!

Open a New Block—Create Easy Draw Block..

Set up the grid initially for 3 x 3 squares, and 9 inches square.. If you set the size for a multiple of 3 then the grid will match the measurements of the block. However, this is not the most commonly used grid to draft 9 patch blocks.

Keep in mind that the block design can be used at any size, regardless of the drafting size ...

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January 30, 2020
Julianne's Star 1, 2 from Virtual Quilter

The block is a variation of Jane’s Star, and Like Jane’s, this one uses the seam lines of the base block as the quilting design, even when the seams are not there.

My favourite is the second one.

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October 27, 2019
Oh Scrap! : Start, Stop or Continue from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I have been spending time in my sewing room this week evaluating a number of projects.  Which ones do I want to focus on and finish up, what projects will continue on into the new year and how many new scrap projects do I want for next year?

Friday I shared my flimsy finish of my RSC Garden Quilt.  I have also decided to sew up the last blue and pink color block for a second Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt.  I just need to sew up the rows and I hope to share this one later in the week.

Sorry ...

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