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May 22, 2022
Fran’s Five Patches 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting, but I don’t ever see myself making such a pink quilt!

Not a lot less pink, but this one would be much easier to live with!

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May 21, 2022
9 Patch ‘n’ Apps Centered 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design today, but guess what is missing from the corners!

Lots to like about the second, including quilting motifs in the corners.

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May 18, 2022
Log Applique Album 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 from Virtual Quilter

I don’t usually like blues, but I like this lot of designs … and they are all pale blue with white.

It must have something to do with the applique, as I love applique.

For some reason even the flowers have blue leaves seams to work for me, and no matter how small a flower is in any design I have ever made up I sneak in green leaves.

I like to look at the bigger pictures of the individual designs, but I also enjoy being able to see them in a tight knit group like above. It sometimes helps ...

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May 16, 2022
EQ Dozen Again 15, 16 from Virtual Quilter

Two blocks direct from the Electric Quilt library, and I like it.

I love mixing pieced and applique blocks in quilts, as it adds a lot of interest to any design to mix in something a bit different.

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May 14, 2022
Irish log Cabin OP 28, 29, 30 from Virtual Quilter

I have a lot of fun mixing unrelated blocks to see what happens.

I usually get carried away by the blocks and just go with whatever fabrics I find first, and promise myself that I will play with colour another day, but that day rarely comes.

In this project file I love the textures created by lots of little squares and rectangles.

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May 11, 2022
Bundaleer Logs 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 from Virtual Quilter


Four blocks changed, and I like the results.

Bigger change, bigger results.

Four blocks changed again, but this time I prefer the version before the change.

Like the lighter centre … would look good in all the designs.

That’s is all for this week’s mid week mini retreat from whatever is happening around the world.

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May 9, 2022
Penny’s Patch Play 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

Far from ordinary, in both arrangement of blocks, and the colour scheme. Looks warm and cozy.

I have to choose the first one as my favourite because I like the border more than in the second one.

I do like the far from ordinary arrangement of blocks in the second.

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May 8, 2022
Purple Haze 6, 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter


Love the second one … my favourite for today! Love the variety in the blocks.

The last one is also interesting, but could use more variety in the blocks … just three different blocks in this one.

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May 4, 2022
TNT Log Jam 106, 107, 108, 109, 110 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design for this week’s Log Cabin designs.

Love the points in the middle of each side in the second design.

Weird, but interesting.

Another interesting one, and I like it.

No favourite for me today … I like lots of things about all of them. Can you pick a favourite?

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week!

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May 2, 2022
Stars on Ramsay Terrace 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

Nice fresh green … hope it brings nice new fresh growth on garden plants, not nice fresh weeds in the garden.

Love the second one.

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April 26, 2022
7 Patch Puzzle 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

A few miss-coloured pieces, but I love the first design. Or perhaps the miss-coloured pieces are part of the puzzle.

Quite a tangle!

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April 20, 2022
Curved Cornerstones 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 from Virtual Quilter

Lots of interesting curvy lines, all made with straight seams.

The centre part of this design made me think of a box which has split open at all four corners, showing a large diamond on the bottom!

I guess there is a similarity between these diamond shapes and the ones in jewellry in that they both have neat and tidy straight edges.

Now I see a large star without points on each side, though at least there are shapes resembling star in the centre.

Now the star has points!

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week!

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April 15, 2022
Annie Clover’s Curved Illusions 27, 28 from Virtual Quilter

I knew the block I used was constructed with straight seams, but I had to look twice at the ‘curves’ to make sure I had drawn them correctly!

Still look like curves, but had to look closely to see some of the applique. I didn’t want them to be too bright and clear in the outer part of the design, but went a bit too far!

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April 13, 2022
Log Heap 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 from Virtual Quilter

It is always fun to me to try to mix up something a bit different in old favourites. In the first Log Cabin design for this week there are 52 normal half light, half dark blocks, along with 8 all light and 4 all dark.

The second design has 40 normal half light, half dark, 20 all dark blocks, 4 all light.

Next there are 24 all light, 12 all dark, 28 half and half.

The fourth design has not quilt the same numbers as the second design … four more dark, no all light ones, 36 half and half.

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April 12, 2022
Quilting at Eleven 31, 32 from Virtual Quilter

I love the ‘sashing’ effect of those lines of little squares!

Also love the pieced block design filling in the blank spaces as quilting.

The second design uses the little squares more like a border, and they are still very effective.

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April 9, 2022
Elevenses OP 25, 26 from Virtual Quilter

Pretty … and interesting, or simply pretty interesting.

Not so much pink in the second one, which means not quite so pretty, but more interesting.

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April 6, 2022
Log Cabin Quilting 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 from Virtual Quilter

It always amazes me just how some rather common block designs can be twisted and turned to create some very interesting quilt designs. The first design uses Courthouse Steps.

Just four blocks recoloured makes a more interesting overall design.

Change the colouring in eight blocks, different again.

The fourth design is very different, and I love it!

Something totally different for the last design for this week’s mid week Log Cabin display.

Not the most brilliant colour choice, but the contrast is good enough to show off the designs which is my main aim with every design.

More Log ...

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April 5, 2022
Vera’s Star 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

I started this project fie to see how far I could go with one star block. It is not the simplest star block out there, but is is far less complex than many, including may I have designed.

The second design has the quilting lines which are simply outlines of the block design, and which disregard the placement of the fabrics, and even the missing pieces.

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April 1, 2022
Hearts for Felicity 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter


I think should be able to find something a bit more romantic than those darts for the filler blocks!

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March 30, 2022
Cornerstones 66, 67, 68, 69, 70 from Virtual Quilter

Every design in this series use 64 identical blocks known as Chimneys and cornerstones, or simply Cornerstones.

That means you can make the blocks while thinking about how you will arrange them in the final design.

I would advise that you concentrate while actually stitching to make sure you place all the fabrics in the correct order, and try to add any part of your fingers to the design.

Once you have a quarter of the blocks complete you can start playing on your design wall, or a bed or the floor to see what happens when you twist and ...

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