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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 28, 2021
Bundaleer Logs 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of the week, time to have a look at some Log Cabin quilt designs.

I like the second one.

I like the third one too.

Like this one more.

Love the last one for this week!

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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 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 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 7, 2021
Curved Cornerstones + 101, 102 103, 104, 105 from Virtual Quilter

I like the first design for today …

… and the second …

… you guessed right if you guessed that I like the third!

When I opened this project there were no designs in there that I haven’t already shared, so I picked some designs and made some simple changes to ten of them, so not only did I get designs for today, I have five more to share another day.

I even like the last design though the thought of trying to put this one together makes my head spin.

That is all for this week … five designs to distract you ...

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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 4, 2021
Penny’s Patch Play 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

It is busy, but I like it anyway.

Like the second one too … it has room for the quilting to shine.

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June 30, 2021
Log Cabin Mixed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 from Virtual Quilter

I started this project file day while staying in a motel by finding or drafting variations of the Log Cabin block, then finding some fabrics in the EQ Library.

It then got forgotten for nearly two years, until I found it yesterday when I started playing with the blocks.

I find that once I get a collection of blocks together, with fabrics added, the quilt designs flow pretty easily.

It would be interesting to see an exhibition of a large collection of Log Cabin quilts, all different designs, maybe with groups of five to ten using the same fabrics.

It ...

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June 29, 2021
South Aussie to Tassie Sampler, 1, 2, 3 from Virtual Quilter

This is an appropriate time to introduce this project file … the only state borders open to South Aussie at the moment is Tassie.

This is from a series of pieced 7P blocks which started as fairly simple crosses, then I modified each cross to get a series of blocks which work well together. In this case the modifications are still happening.

The first design I am sharing came after several false starts because I didn’t have any modifications, and I love it.

Like most projects I start this one is getting interesting.

Love the third one too!

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June 28, 2021
Back to Basics 25, 26 from Virtual Quilter

Not my colours, not my style, but I love it!

Still not y colours, more my style, but still love the first one more than this.

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June 24, 2021
Wedding Fans 49, 50 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design today. No full Wedding Ring blocks, but enough bits for most quilters to recognize the parts.

Looking at both of these I think they would be great designs to use on a tablecloth for the table holding the wedding cake.

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Something else to celebrate …. Electric Quilt is now 30 years old.

I had been quilting for quite a while before EQ was born, and it was quite a few years before I bought EQ5. I had quite a collection of block designs on paper, quite a few of them drafted and ready to use, and I ...

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June 23, 2021
Log Jam 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of another week already!

Every week I show some Log Cabin designs, and pretty much every week I think of something different I should try. This week I am thinking that I really should start a new file with just the basic Log Cabin blocks but with the dark fabrics on the opposite side of the block.

So you can guess what I will be doing during at least on coffee break today.

But first, I have to concentrate on today’s post for you to enjoy during your coffee break.

I think I like the last one best ...

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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 19, 2021
Red and White Quilts 44, 45 from Virtual Quilter

Basic pieced 9P blocks, mixed together and I like the results.

The second design reminds me of a game board, but I have no idea what the rules might be!

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June 18, 2021
Aunt Flo’s Quilt 25, 26 from Virtual Quilter

Lovely, and this series of designs always reminds me of Aunty Flo’s tatting.

I tried to learn how to do tatting, and tied myself in knots, and the thread, but neither me nor the thread looked anywhere near as good as her tatting!

Love both of these!

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June 15, 2021
Piecing Playtime 9 from Virtual Quilter

Coloring is a bit on the dull side, but I think the contrast is about right.

Both designs are very interesting!

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