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March 27, 2020
Sashing in Style 5, 6, 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

Same as yesterday … almost!

Can you pick the difference?

Which one would you prefer?

I would use today’s version around simple applique blocks, yesterday’s for more complex designs.

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March 26, 2020
Sashing in Style 1, 2, 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

I have been playing with the block design I shared a couple of days ago, which I had hoped to use between applique blocks instead of sashing.

I love the design but it has to be sashing … pieced with a little bit of applique.

With more play time I will change the quilting motifs to applique, and add quilting motifs to the outside blocks, but that will not happen today.

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March 24, 2020
Sashing or Block 1, 2 from Virtual Quilter

This is a result of trying to draw a block to use instead of sashing an on point applique quilt. It is OK, but not what I was trying to do, so have abandoned the attempt. I am showing you the two quilts I designed and will keep the block in my library, more as a curiosity than a because does what I wanted to do.

The reason it doesn’t appeal to me is that where the blocks meet at the corners looks a bit awkward.

I will continue to play with the block design until it works as ...

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March 20, 2020
Patricia's Patches Quilted 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

It is a bit busy, but I like it.

There are a lot of peacocks in the second one … must have gathered for a special occasion! Apparently no one has told them about social distancing, or they just didn’t listen.

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March 19, 2020
One Quilt Design 9, 10, 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

I designed a quilt using applique blocks and matching quilting motifs, and played around trying different background colours, sometimes using all applique, sometimes all quilting only, and of course, mixing up quilting and applique.

Above are all quilting motifs, below are all applique blocks.

All quilted but with black instead of white thread.

All applique on a different background fabric.

It is amazing that quilters ever get any quilts made when there are so many variations and options with just one quilt design.

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March 13, 2020
9 Patch 'n' Apps 7×7 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

I always enjoy adding quilting designs to virtual quilts … and wish I could quilt a real quilt as quickly as I can virtually quilt!

Doesn’t help my quilting speed that my prefered method of quilting is by hand!

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March 10, 2020
A Whiter Shade of Pale 22, 23, 24 from Virtual Quilter

I love all three of these designs … low contrast is restful, which is what we need in a bedroom. The cat agrees.

I love using plain squares in designs, which gives our eyes a place to rest, as well as being spaces where the quilting will show up well.

As I said earlier, I love them all, but the last one is my favourite.

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March 5, 2020
Vera's Star 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

One block design used, in parts, for all the pieced blocks and the quilting motif.

Just a few changes … and I must have used a totally different virtual thread for the quilting motif!

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March 3, 2020
Dear, Dear it;s Quilted 18, 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

When I added quilting motifs to the Dear, Dear, Dear project, I had to change the background for the quilting lines to show up clearly in Electric Quilt … and I like it!

Second design is interesting.

I like the last design, but I think my favourite of these three designs is the first one.

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February 28, 2020
Lovin' Spoonful 34, 35, 36 from Virtual Quilter

On my list of future projects I have a wholecloth quilt … could this be the one?

Probably not, but the Lovin’ Spoonful project file could be where I will be looking.

Love the one above, both the applique and quilting is very much to my taste … though there are some quilting lines I should have added.

The last one would probably work just as it is!

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February 25, 2020
Felicity Anderson Q'n'A 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

I love this one! However, I would use a much finer thread to do the quilting than what it looks like on screen!

Love the second one too!

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February 23, 2020
Double Wedding Quilts 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

Not quite an all white wedding, but I like it.

Love the second one … very interesting!

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February 10, 2020
Old German Design 12, 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

This project file is based on just one block which is included in the Electric Quilt block library, but with a lot of modifications of the original layout.

The shapes have been bent, twisted every which way, or they have been deleted or multiplied, and the applique blocks have become a large collection of quilting motifs.

When I selected these designs I liked the last one more than the other two, but now I like the first tow more than the last! I am allowed to change my mind.

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February 9, 2020
Quilting with Gold 2, 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

A simple, elegant wholecloth design.

One thread colour for the motifs, and a colour to match the background for whatever filling is desired.

I like all three of them.

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February 7, 2020
A Whiter Shade on Gold Quilted 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

When I designed the blocks I have used in this series I spent a lot of time trying to get the right amount of contrast between the applique pieces … then discovered that little or no contrast between the applique shapes would work just as well, providing they contrasted with the background.

Love the second one today, but in the real quilt I would fill in those blank spaces with quilted filler patterns in matching thread.

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February 6, 2020
Sashing, Now you see it, Now you don't 1, 2 from Virtual Quilter

While working on quilt designs I often recolour sashing, but sometimes miss some pieces. One day I liked the way the sashing was sometimes the same colour of the background of the blocks, and so invisible unless you could see the seam lines, with other parts of the sashing in a contrast colour defining areas of the design. I decided to try doing designs with the intent of ‘losing’ some of the sashing by making it the same fabric as the block background.

Once again, making mistakes has lead to a new series of designs … or a new toy in ...

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February 4, 2020
Annie Clover Curved Illusions 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

I wanted to see if the illusion of curves was noticeable if it was just quilt lines … works for me!

The colour helps the illusion though!

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February 3, 2020
9 Patch 'n' Apps 7×7 18, 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

I think I have started with the best one today.

In fact, I have them in order of my preference.

When I started blogging a quilt design every day I would take designs from wherever in the project file I found one I liked for that day. I soon learned that with dozens of designs in just about every project it was going to end up a mess, so made a rule that I had to share them in order. From that day on I have done exactly that, and added a the name and number as I went. If ...

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February 2, 2020
Gran's New Beads 1, 2, 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

I have had adding some different beads to the String of Beads, and after slaving over the challenge I allowed myself some play time. I have added five new shapes so far, and some varying sizes.

I had a thought that I would make each different bead shape a different colour … that thought lasted about ten minutes and several new block designs before I broke that rule!

As soon as I started designing the quilts I started modifying the block designs to create the quilting motifs to fit around the applique.

Don’t know why I put off starting this ...

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January 29, 2020
Black and Gold Logs and Lillies 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 from Virtual Quilter

Today’s designs are either wholecloth Log Cabin or the back of pieced Log Cabin quilts.

More accurately the second and third are Log Cabin designs, the first and the last two are Courthouse Steps.

I have been sitting at a computer and playing with quilt designs for anything from a few minutes to a couple of hours most days over the last 10 years, and I am still amazed at the difference a few twists and turns of blocks make to a favourite traditional quilt.

So far in this project file all I have done is use the Symmetry ...

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