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July 11, 2020
Nan’s Nine Patches 31, 32 from Virtual Quilter

I much prefer applique to pieced quilts, but I love the design above.

Love the second design too!

Maybe my eyes are telling me that the curved seams are applique!

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July 10, 2020
Super 7s OP 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

Very interesting!

Another interesting design.

I would usually say that the second, with the applique, was my favourite of the two, but both these designs are something a bit different to the average quilt designs I cannot pick a favourite.

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July 8, 2020
Less Logs in the Cabin 81, 82, 83, 84, 85 from Virtual Quilter

Now that is interesting.

Note that the less logs in the title of this series refers to the fact that there are only three rounds of strips around the centre instead of the four I usually use. In any Log Cabin design you can vary to number of strips from 2 up to 12 … maybe more if you wish!

Another interesting one.

I like the third …

… love the fourth too.

I love the central part of the last, but the corners, not so much.

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week.

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July 7, 2020
EQ Dozen + Quilting 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

I love it!

I thought I was being smart by adding motifs everywhere in this one, but less motifs and some simple fill would work better.

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July 5, 2020
Virtual Quilt Challenge July 2020 from Virtual Quilter

Electric Quilt will create straight settings for us if when we tell the program we want 3 blocks by 5 blocks, but there is a way to get custom quilt settings based on any block design which uses right angles … just squares and rectangles.

This is an example of a block made up of squares and rectangles,  with no triangles, or any other angles.

Any pieced or applique blocks can be placed in the new setting …they are resized, and shaped, when placed in the design, EQ doing all the hard work for us.

Your challenge this month is to ...

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June 30, 2020
Aunt Flo’s Quilt 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

Love, love, love the first …

… love, love love the second!

Love the first because it doesn’t have any pieced blocks, love the second because it does have pieced blocks, but they are very faded.

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June 23, 2020
Autumn Daze Quilting 18, 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design today. Some piecing, some intricate, some simple applique, scrappy border, and, of course, quilting!

Love the outer border of the second design.

Love the last design too.

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June 22, 2020
Elevenses OP 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

Simple and nice!

Very, very interesting.

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June 21, 2020
Baker’s Dozen 29, 30 from Virtual Quilter

I like it!

I like the second one better!

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June 20, 2020
Patricia’s Patches OP 1, 2, 3 from Virtual Quilter

There is space for quilting, so I like it!

More space for quilting, and some quilting motifs to fill some of that space.

This project file was started to tidy up the blocks used in other Patricia’s Patches series, but I couldn’t resist playing!

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June 19, 2020
Irish log Cabin OP 2626, 27, 28 from Virtual Quilter

A Single Irish Chain block is pieced like a Chimneys and Cornerstones, a variation of the Log Cabin block, so it seemed logical to me to colour the Irish Chain blocks like a Cornerstones block … and mix in the other Irish Chain blocks.

Interesting effect with some of the blocks washed out!

I have just realized that I have only used Single and Triple Irish Chain blocks … need to find more time to play with these!

I also seem to have misplaced Irish Log Cabin designs in straight settings … setting out on a search party to find that project file.

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June 17, 2020
Beetaloo Logs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

New series … 144 Log Cabin blocks, no modifications.

In the group collection above the last one, Barn Raising, is my favourite traditional

Log Cabin design.

However, I started this file to see if I could come up with some interesting layouts with a large number of Log Cabin blocks.

The green influence is probably related to the plants I am planting out, digging up, dividing, replanting or potting up at the moment.

I am never too sure how a project like this will work out, but I was pleased to have this design after just a few twists and turns ...

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

Love the first of today’s designs. It is just familiar blocks with colours arranged a bit differently to normal.

I like the second one as well. I have to admit that I would only ever use these colours for quilts to give away, but they work for me in these designs.

Another interesting one.

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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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June 6, 2020
Patricia’s Patches OP 6, 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting collection of blocks crates some contrast of shapes when mixed together.

I like mixing pieced and applique blocks together, and though as a beginner quilter I used sashing or different colour backgrounds to make them stand apart, I now prefer to use the same fabric around the edge of pieced blocks and the background for the applique block so they appear as part of the same design.

Same as the first … except for those four pieced blocks around the centre. My favourite is this last one.

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June 4, 2020
PJ 1111 1131 Jigsaw Blues 1, 2 from Virtual Quilter

Found this project file at the bottom of a pile, and found a few designs in it to share.

In these first few a few fabric swapped around … and I like the second one.

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May 28, 2020
Annie Clover Quilted 15, 16 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design.

The star at the centre of the first design becomes the quilting motif for an almost whole cloth design.

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May 27, 2020
Cornerstones + 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of another week already … the last few weeks have gone by slowly, but a nice fine week suitable for gardening is rushing by!

Before I head out to add some plants to borders, here are this weeks Log Cabin designs to maybe inpire someone out there to think about playing with Log Cabin quilt designs.

These layouts would be suitable for basic Log Cabin blocks as well as these Cornerstone blocks.

The design above is very close to my favourite Log Cabin layout, usually named Barnraising … with eight blocks turned around the wrong way.

I like the little sparkle ...

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May 26, 2020
Bright Life 27, 28 from Virtual Quilter

Yesterday I shared designs from a similar project file to the one I am using today, and commented that it was to brighten the day … it worked, and I spent pretty much all day in the garden playing in the dirt! Started some projects I hope to finish today, but hopefully the sunshine will ease the aches and pains while I am out there!

Despite the fun and happy colours, I much prefer to live with comparatively muted colours in the house, but like a colourful garden.

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May 25, 2020
Back to Basics 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

Something to brighten up the day.

Some very basic blocks from the EQ library , and some very bright fabrics from the EQ library stash, along with some black for the background.

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