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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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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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May 30, 2021
Kelly’s Custom Quilts 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting effect of using low contrast background behind applique designs, made more interesting in a custom design arrangement of blocks.

I love the second one!

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August 18, 2020
Kelly’s Custom Quilts 15, 16 from Virtual Quilter

This project file is an experiment with non-conventional layouts, or perhaps testing boundaries within the border of a quilt. I am not wrapped with my contrast choice, but very interested in the layouts.

Let me be honest, I am always interested in quilt designs which include both applique and quilting motifs.

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July 3, 2020
Kelly’s Custom Quilts 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

The design above uses one of the features of Electric Quilt, where a block using only squares and rectangles can be used as a quilt layout.

In this case this is how you could make a ‘wholecloth’ quilt from two different fabrics when you can’t get to the quilt shop and want to start a new project now!

I usually place pieced or applique blocks in the squares and rectangles, but this one just has quilting motifs based on applique blocks.

I love the idea … one worth playing with some more.

The second design uses a different layout, also ...

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January 27, 2020
Kelly's Custom Quilts 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

My virtually quilted designs are a great way to show how applique designs can become quilting motifs, but are a little misleading, because I do not add the boring filler designs, partly because it takes as long to fill in the background as it does to quilt it for real, and all those lines tend to hide the motifs, and sometimes even the applique or pieced block designs. So when there are empty spaces in my virtual designs, you have to imagine you are looking at a real quilt with cross hatching in those blank spaces done in a matching ...

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