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September 25, 2021
Border Beauties 51, 52 from Virtual Quilter

I like the first … the distortion of using block designs in odd shaped spaces in borders makes for very interesting borders.

I like the borders in the second design too, but was intrigued with the result of using a square applique block in the sashing, and exactly the same block in the sashing squares, but with different colouring.

Distortion again!

Thank goodness Electric Quilt will print out blocks as they are in a quilt design, not in the original shape as designed.

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September 24, 2021
Quilting Thread and Beads 25, 26 from Virtual Quilter

I love it …though I have to admit that I love pretty much every String of Beads design I have found anywhere, right from the first time I saw a blurry black and white picture of the basic block.

I guess you know I love the second one too.

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September 23, 2021
Tangled String of Beads 37, 38 from Virtual Quilter

Love it!

Like the second one too, despite the booboo of the border.

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September 21, 2021
Desert Flora 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

I love Sturt Desert Peas, but I keep wanting to change the background to green … but am trying to resist because these flowers bloom in the desert! I suspect that I am going to change it one day, as even the desert looks green for a short space of time after rain.

Wish me luck … today I am going to plant some Sturt Desert Pea seeds and am hoping I have inherited my Mum’s green fingers, as she had these come up in a small area of dirt in an old car tyre for many years when I was ...

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September 20, 2021
Brandis Street Blocks 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design!

Very, very interesting.

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September 19, 2021
Stained Glass Project 27, 28 from Virtual Quilter

I like the design of the first one, but the colouring is a bit dull … but it is cloudy at the moment, so maybe that is the problem!

Love the second design!

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September 18, 2021
EQ Mods OP 18, 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

I like the first design for today. Almost too busy, but with soft contrasts compared to most quilts, and most art work of any kind.

I like the second one too.

Interesting use of colour and contrast placement in the third design too.

All blocks are from the Electric Quilt block library with some very basic modifications, so if you have EQ you could reproduce these designs.

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September 17, 2021
EQ Mods 29, 30 from Virtual Quilter

Love it!

Both these designs use blocks from the Electric Quilt library, and the quilting motifs are modifications of one of the applique blocks.

A challenge for you … copy these designs, then add your choice of fabrics.

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September 16, 2021
EQ Dozen + Quilting 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

Love those Celtic knots!

Love the second design!

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September 14, 2021
Patched and Pieced 36, 37, 38 from Virtual Quilter

I started this project file in 2013, when reproduction fabrics and designs were very popular. I still like that look.

I love the design above! It would appeal to me in whatever fabrics in any colours were used.

The final design is a bit busy … would appeal to me more with less applique, or different applique blocks.

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September 5, 2021
Virtual Quilt Challenge from Virtual Quilter

Pick 2 pieced blocks, and one applique block … and start playing. I have played with the applique block by turning the applique design to a straight setting within the block … and the blocks can become quilting motifs … but that is the limit of the changes I have made.

Very restrained rules for me!

If you don’t like your first colour choices, try again, and again, but keep the blocks within the limits. I have managed to stick with my first colour choices by basing the fabrics on the multi coloured fabric in the border, and then matching fabrics to ...

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September 2, 2021
Patch Play 29, 30 from Virtual Quilter

Simple background layout works nicely as a frame for the applique blocks.

In the second design the applique does all of the framing … and that works too.

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August 30, 2021
Double Wedding Quilts 23, 24 from Virtual Quilter

Lovely … suitable for a bridal suite!

I prefer the first one, but the second one is very interesting.

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August 29, 2021
Wattles and Waratahs 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

The first design should be called Wattles and Gum nuts, but I liked it too much to just leave it in an unused project file, just because it doesn’t fir the file title.

The second one fits the title, and I love it.

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August 27, 2021
Textile Inspiration White Out 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

I like the first design today, and still wonder why something which happened by accident still appeals to me so much.

I simply wanted to recolour a design and used plain old white, and saved it for future reference. I later tried blackout as well.

I love the second design.

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August 26, 2021
A Whiter Shade on Gold Quilted 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

I opened a drawer of off-whites recently, collected for use as backgrounds … perhaps I should rethink that! Don’t think there is anything for the background though.

I have sat here for five minutes trying to decide which one I like best, now my coffee cup is empty, and I will leave it up to you to pick a favourite.

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August 24, 2021
Kelly’s Custom Quilts 23, 24 from Virtual Quilter

Not sure that I got the background colour change right, but I like the design.

Deleted the contrast background in some places, but not all in teh second design.

Must do better tomorrow!

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August 23, 2021
Lovin’ Spoonful in the Pink 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

Love the block in the centre of outer row!

Like the second design too, but the first wins today’s vote.

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August 22, 2021
Fiddlebob Quilt 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

Love both of today’s designs … new block designs based on old fashioned blocks, with custom quilting motifs based on those same blocks.

I think i prefer the first design, but it is a close call!

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August 10, 2021
Classy Pieces 1, 2, and Sampler from Virtual Quilter

This project was started when I did a demonstration ages ago, and started as many of my projects did … I selected a random collection of blocks from the Electric Quilt Library.

Then I started playing! I have since tidied up the designs I saved half done, with blocks facing the wrong way, and even blank spaces … I have trained myself to save often, but when demonstrating and people stop to chat I tend to get a little distracted.

Sometimes I save at just the right time, and the design above was one I didn’t have to edit!

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