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

I like it!

Like this one too!

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August 1, 2021
Brandis Street Blocks 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Yesterday’s designs were inspired by an old spoon, today’s designs were inspired by a scrap of old lino. My only excuse is that I like old stuff!

I love the second one!

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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 30, 2021
Felicity Anderson Quilts 37, 38 from Virtual Quilter

Oh dear … I quite like the design, but the thought of making all those not quite identical blocks means I will never make this one up as a real quilt. I don’t mind making repeat blocks, but not so many so similar!

Like the second one too, but should have made the quilting lines in the final border an extension of the lines around the centre block.

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July 29, 2021
Baker’s Dozen 37, 38 from Virtual Quilter

Something like this would look stunning in the right setting.

The second one is not as stunning, but would still look good.

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July 27, 2021
Hearts for Felicity 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

Love the design above … beautiful.

Like the second one too!

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July 26, 2021
Ann’s Album Q ‘n’ A 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

Love it, despite the dirty looking colours. Love the strip borders too.

However, I have found that what I see on my screen is different to what is printed out by my printer … and neither of them look like what appears on the blog.

Love the second one too.

I have spent vey little time playing with quilt designs in the last week or two, but I have been learning to use one of Electric Quilts features … being able to import pictures and trace them onto a block, except that I am tracing patterns for rag dolls I used to ...

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July 25, 2021
EQ and Me OP 25, 26 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design today!

All blocks are from Electric Quilt library, with a few tweaks from me.

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July 24, 2021
EQ Album 64, 65 from Virtual Quilter

This is one of my very early project files I started when I became the Virtual Quilter. It uses blocks from the Electric Quilt library, mostly without any modifications in many of the designs, though there are some.

I still like the second one after all these years.

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July 23, 2021
White on Bright 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

Snowflakes was my first thought when I did this one, but the yellow is the right colour to melt the snowflakes very quickly!

They could be lace rather than snowflakes!

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July 22, 2021
White Quilting 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

The opposite of White Out, this is much nicer than looking at quilt designs during a power blackout!

(The best place I have ever been in during a power blackout was a chocolate factory! There was just enough light from the emergency lights to see what was on offer in he factory shop, and the aroma was beautiful.)

The first design for today would look better with a much narrower border … perhaps just a black binding.

I love the second one just as it is.

Well, perhaps I would change those big blobs into something with a bit more detail.

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July 18, 2021
Wattles and Waratahs 2, 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

I love the title of this project file, but the quilts do not live up to the title. The one above is judt wattles, and two of the less common ones at that.

The second design features wattle and waratahs along with gum blossoms.

The last one has wattles and gum nuts, so I am giving up on this project file, as I have other project files which feature all these, plus a heap of other Aussie native flora.Wattles and Waratahs

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July 17, 2021
Gums, Wattles and Waratahs 1, 2, 3 from Virtual Quilter

Started playing with Aussie flora designs a couple of years ago, then lost them … and found them yesterday after my early morning session playing with Desert Pea designs. There are three project files, with just a few designs in each one, and I will share them today and tomorrow.

The sizes of native Australian flowers varies from small to big, and in the design above the yellow balls of the wattles are usually half an inch or smaller, while the banksias are at least fist size, so these designs do not show them in scale.

The corner blocks in the ...

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July 16, 2021
Desert Flora 1, 2 from Virtual Quilter

In the early hours of this morning I woke up, and after an hour just lying around, then decided to get up and do something quiet. for the best part of two hours I sat at the computer playing with a floral cross featuring Sturt Desert Peas.

With just the basic cross design as my starting point, I designed several block variations, and then some quilts. I usually work with designs for square quilts, but at about 3am I chose a rectangular design, more suited to a single bed.

I decided that I needed a few more block variations and ...

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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 13, 2021
A Whiter Shade of Pale 29, 30 from Virtual Quilter

Love the idea of a very low contrast quilt like these, but I don’t think I want to live with one.

At least that saves me the task of picking out one design to make!

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July 12, 2021
White On Colour 15, 16 from Virtual Quilter

I love the design, but would not enjoy making sixteen identical urns, plus the big one!

I think it would be difficult to find the perfect background colour, but would probably want to change it after the first dozen blocks.

As much as I love the designs I would be bored stiff making the them, but would be happy to hand quilt them!

Now there’s a solution … add fusible to the applique designs, cut them out with the Scan’n’Cut, iron them onto background, put the top together, and use the quilting to secure the applique!

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July 9, 2021
Beads Again 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting, but think the blocks in the middle would look better surrounding the fan blocks around them.

Love the second design as it is!

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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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