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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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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 3, 2021
Beth’s Brunsvigia Quilts 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

Love the one above …

… and the next one more!

I have been away from home for a couple of days with fellow quilters, so today’s first job is to get my feet back on the ground, back in the land of reality.

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May 7, 2021
Before Pompeii 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

This series started with some ideas about changing Double Wedding Ring blocks, and moved on until there were no Wedding Rings in sight.

I like the first …

… and love the second.

Just a bit of playing with blocks has improved the centre to my liking.

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April 2, 2021
Brandis Street Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

When we shifted into one of ten houses we have lived in I found a piece of very old lino lining the bottom of a drawer. It was at the point of falling to bits, so I put it in a plastic bag for safe keeping … I liked the look of the design even if it was beyond any use.

I eventually got most of our belongings unpacked, then made some time to play with the shapes in the design. The blocks, all 150 plus of them, have been on file for a couple of years, but i had never ...

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March 16, 2021
Ann’s Album Q ‘n’ A 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design, inparticular, I love the sashing … where it is visible.

Where it doesn’t show up I have coloured the sashing strips with the background fabric.

I like the second one too.

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March 2, 2021
Round Robin Medallions 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Love the change in scale of one of the border designs!

The second designs is a bit too busy for my taste.

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February 5, 2021
Dogwood Stars from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome Dogwood Stars
featuring Connecting Threads' 
new fabric line.......

During testing I made my
own version using these
fabrics because the 
color way spoke to me 
but wasn't available yet.
I am a sucker for pretty
much any fabric with 
script on it!!

This design has simple
piecing along with 
fusible applique'.

The diamonds in the border 
sections are all applique'
vs. piecing so cut and stick:)

These little tweezers make
placement of small pieces
so much easier.  
sheet so that these bits
are all applied making 
completed flowers BEFORE
fusing to ...

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December 19, 2020
Gnomes for Christmas 1, 2 from Virtual Quilter

The gnomes have moved from watching over the garden to watchin over the parcels under the tree.

Perhaps by next Christmas they might set up their own Christmas display in the garden, instead of invading the house.

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December 15, 2020
Christmas Patch Play 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

Not especially Christmassy, but a nice design to snuggle up under on a cold Christmas day.

I think I would like the design above in many other colour combinations.

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November 13, 2020
EQ Dozen + 41, 42 from Virtual Quilter

Experimenting with sashing which is sometimes visible in contrast fabric, sometimes hiding in block background fabric!

I love the first design.

Like the second one too.

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October 8, 2020
Lovin’ Spoonful 47, 48 from Virtual Quilter

I love this series.

I love both of these designs.

I am still amazed that this whole series of quilts use blocks inspired by a teaspoon!

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September 4, 2020
Blocks in Borders 11, 12, 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

Oh, so sweet!

This project file is pretty much all so sweet … a combination of dainty block designs and pretty colours.

I am slowly retiring project files, and this is one making it’s farewell appearance today.

I am well on the way to sorting blocks designs, which has included a lot of redrawing blocks, and will start using the new blocks, and associated quilting motifs, in new projects in the hopefully not too distant future. Will have to keep this selection of fabrics in mind for one of the new projects.

By the way, I use fabrics in the ...

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August 28, 2020
Birds in the Orchard 15, 16 from Virtual Quilter

I love this applique design, but should have added quilting motifs in those empty spaces!

Or some birds would be nice!

Quilting required in this one too, but I like it … at least there are birds.

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July 6, 2020
Patch Play 25, 26 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting border, though not sure that it works as well as it could.

I like the border change … and the overall design.

Of course, room for quilting always works for me!

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May 29, 2020
Birds in the Orchard 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

Lots of space to quilt! I think I would basically cross hatch, but add a few flying birds swooping and gliding over the surface.

No birds on the second design, but the little fountains and the apple trees are sure to attract them sometime.

Again, lots of space to quilt, and once again I would keep it simple, with straight lines echoing those narrow borders, and yes, those birds would be flying around.

The last couple of days I have noticed a lot of birds flying around in addition to the few small birds which fly around the garden catching ...

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May 14, 2020
It's a Mystery! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Guess what we are doing this summer? 

It's a mystery! Well, the Woolen Oak Mystery Stitch-A-Long, that is. We are joining with eleven other designers to offer a free pattern each week, all summer long. And it is going to be fun!

Flyer from Calico Patch Designs, the organizer of the mystery

Kara and I (Teri) have been enjoying getting to know this group of talented ladies. And their work is spectacular! Check out this list:

June 1 - 7                      Calico Patch Designs                   
June 8 - 14                   Blueberry Backroads                   
June 15 - 21                  My Red Door Designs                           myreddoordesigns ...

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May 10, 2020
After Pompeii 53, 54 from Virtual Quilter

Lots of space for quilting, and as there are no Wedding ring blocks amongst the applique, I would try to incorporate quilted Wedding Rings.

Quilted Wedding Rings would be a simple way of filling in the spaces reserved for quilting too.

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April 18, 2020
Stained Glass Project 20, 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

I don’t have time to learn to create stained glass, and no space to set up a lead lighting workshop, so I am wondering if anyone has thought of creating the software and hardware to print designs on glass , or even perspex, so art work could be displayed in windows! Interesting concept.

I have spent a lot of time over the last week sorting blocks in my Electric Quilt libraries, and I think the stained glass blocks are sorted ready to add a name and put in the new, tidy, library.

We are not in total lockdown, but there ...

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