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September 5, 2021
Red and White Quilted 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Two different 9 patch blocks, with some quilting motifs based on different 9 patch blocks.

This is part of a rather large series of project files using 9P blocks and just 2 colours which I have ignored for a couple of years … or more!

My favourite of these two is the first one, by far!

There are quite a few files with the same 9P/red and white theme, so I think I will follow that theme for this week.

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September 4, 2021
Vivienne’s Star Quilt 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

One block design, with a few, or many, pieces omitted here and there, with the quilting lines showing where the seam lines should be, and where some of them still are despite joining two pieces of the same fabric so there are no inset points anywhere.

These two designs are very similar … can you pick the difference?

I had to double check three times to make sure they were not identical.

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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 28, 2021
Nan’s Nine Patches 35, 36 from Virtual Quilter


I love the second design, but it certainly lacks the WOW factor of the first one!

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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 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 18, 2021
Inside the Logs 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Inside the logs are appliques and quilting motifs based on those appliques.

Some of the appliques are on plain blocks, some are on light coloured Log Cabin blocks.

Love the one above!

What about a bit of contrast in the background? I like it.

I like the last one … more contrasting background, not a lot of piecing as I don’t enjoy piecing much, and lots of places for quilting without seams!

That’s all the Log Cabin designs for this week’s five minute retreat for quilters, but there will be more next week, mid week!

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August 14, 2021
Hearts Growing 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter


Not quite as pretty, but still attractive.

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August 2, 2021
Felicity Anderson Q’n’A 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

I like it!

Like this one too!

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July 31, 2021
Lovin’ Spoonful 51, 52 from Virtual Quilter

Love the spoon which inspired this series of designs … love the design above.

The title for the series had a different inspiration, from a different era to that old spoon.

Love the second one more!

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July 20, 2021
Star for Selina OP 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

A formation dance team made up of stars!

The stars in the second design look as though they are trying to imitate a major star.

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July 19, 2021
Sealink Starr OP 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Choose one block, add/subtract a few lines, add fabric samples, and see what you get.

Note, the second design does use the same block as the first.

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July 15, 2021
Kelly’s Custom Quilts 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

Love the idea of creating a design by using different background fabrics, and designs like the ones here show why!

I like the first one best, but I have learned something from the second one … use finest, dotted line available in Electric Quilt for the best quilting lines when added to a blog. The quilting lines are fine when they are printed out, but tend to look splodgy when uploaded.

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July 6, 2021
Pieced Patched and Pretty Quilted 9, 10, 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

The first design today looks like 9 applique blocks set on point with quilted sashing, but it is 9 applique blocks in a 5×5 straight setting with alternate blocks quilted.

I have just worked out how to stop the quilting designs I add to designs from smudging like the one above … don’t use broken lines, use a fine solid line! … but I think I would still use the broken lines when printing pattern sheets.

Well, I thought I had sorted it out!

Back to the drawing board!

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July 5, 2021
9 Patch ‘n’ Apps 14, 15, 16 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design for today. Who would have thought that such a bland change of background colour could have such a great effect!

I like the second one too, but it doesn’t excite me as much as the first one.

Like the last one, but not as much as the first one … the applique blocks in the corners are too busy … maybe they should just be quilting motifs, or a variety of less busy appliques.

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July 3, 2021
Patch Play Quilted 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

I like everything about this design. It isn’t the most exciting design, but I like the colours, the background quilting combined with the motifs used in the corners and the borders is the sort of quilting I prefer.

Don’t like the second one as much … centre is too busy compared to the corners and border.

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July 2, 2021
A Spoonful of Sugar 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

Love it.

Love this one too … they remind me of applique quilts made a century ago.

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June 22, 2021
Dear, Dear, It’s Quilted 25, 26 from Virtual Quilter

Love the spaces left for quilting.

Maybe a bit too much space for quilting in the second design.

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June 21, 2021
Brooksea 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

Very, very interesting!

By comparison, I think the second one is quite boring!

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June 13, 2021
Brandis Street Blocks 6, 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

Not quite as complex as it appears as there are some intricate quilting motifs which look a bit like applique in there!

These designs make me think of some of teh antique designs I have seen.

I love the last one as it has a bit more open space between the applique,

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