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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 12, 2021
Hi 5s 48, 49, 50 from Virtual Quilter

I like the first design for today. It is a combination of two fairly basic 5 Patch blocks, with one more intricate design.

The second design has three more complex designs with one basic … I think this one works too.

Another one with two complex and one basic, and I love the colour change which links the design together.

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June 4, 2021
Silly Sadie 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

The Serendipity tool in Electric Quilt is the tool I use when I want to be surprised by what I design … after I select the tool and the block EQ does the twisting and turning for me. I love the design above, but not excited about the one below.

The second design has the original block in the side borders.

PS I do love that the link colour matches the quilt designs!

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May 26, 2021
Cornerstones 66, 67, 68, 69, 70 from Virtual Quilter

Not my favourite colours, but I like the design.

I like the second one too. I love playing with contrast and design … colour is a more personal choice.

The middle one of today’s designs is OK, but doesn’t excite me.

Another one I like!

The last design for the day is probably the weakest link for me.

If I ever feel compelled to make a Log Cabin quilt I might choose the second one, but I would make a couple of modifications!

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week so you can have a very short retreat ...

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April 17, 2021
10 Plus Mods 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting.

This project file uses ten 9 Patch blocks, with modifications to colour placement, with a few lines either deleted or ignored when placing the colours.

I prefer the second design today.

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April 6, 2021
Tatiara Terrace Stars 1, 2 from Virtual Quilter

One day I asked my Dad what his favourite colour was, and he thought about it for a couple of days then told me it was green. Why? Because it is the colour of the crops coming up!

My garden is green because I have watered it through summer, but the surrounding country is a dirty gold. The crops have browned off and there is dust everywhere, but the rains are due in the next month or two, and within days there will be green there too.

I think my favourite colour is green too … I love how quickly the ...

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April 4, 2021
Felicity’s Five Patches 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting.

More interesting!

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March 4, 2021
EQ 9x9s 80, 81, 82 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting! Take some simple 9 Patch blocks, mix them up, add some narrow sashing, and it is interesting to see what happens.

Love the second one …

… and love the sentre of the last one too.

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February 21, 2021
Brooksea 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

I like the first …

… love the second, though the quilting design could be better in the second.

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February 3, 2021
Curved Cornerstones + 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of the week so time to spend a few minutes looking at Log Cabin quilt designs.

Like the first design.

Second one is interesting, but room for improvement …

… better, but still more room for improvement.

Getting better all the time!

I think that is about as far as I can go to improve this project file so the file will be placed in the filing cabinet for future reference if required, but will not be active in the foreseeable future.

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week.

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January 28, 2021
Silly Sadie 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting!

Very interesting! I think I like it.

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January 3, 2021
Sth Aussie to Tassie Sampler + 1, 2 from Virtual Quilter

Over the last twelve months I have been having lots of fun drawing pieced blocks, then adding or removing lines so I have a variety of similar blocks to use in designing quilts.

Yesterday I shared two designs from one of a growing collection of blocks … and today I am sharing two of another. There are many more to come, and a lot of applique designs too.

Next step is to add some quilting lines! This project file is the first one of several in a series based on a series of blocks I have named Border Crossings, from my ...

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October 21, 2020
Log Cabin Baby Blocks 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 from Virtual Quilter

Middle of yet another week so time for a collection of Log Cabin designs, so if possible, retreat from whatever the world is handing you for a few minutes.

I like the first design, but the colours in the second look happy … due to the yellow I guess.

Subtitle for the above could be Ring-a-ring a Posy … or should that be Ring-a-ring a diamond.

All these designs feature stars, but I like the extra star in the centre of the one above.

The last one has a star within a star.

More Log Cabin designs mid week, next week.

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October 12, 2020
Hi 5s Highlights 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

I like at least some applique in quilts, along with room to show off some quilting. The first design today lacks applique, but I love it. Perhaps I would applique those pointy stars, and I know I would at least applique the centre circle.

Another very interesting design. The white highlights really add some sparkle to these designs.

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August 21, 2020
Star for Selina OP 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

The same block as yesterday, but on point, with sashing … so I could add sashing squares.

Love both of these!

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July 13, 2020
Red, Black and White 10, 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting!

Love the second.

Love the third, but I would look for a black fabric with more subdued print … or none at all.

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June 17, 2020
Beetaloo Logs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

New series … 144 Log Cabin blocks, no modifications.

In the group collection above the last one, Barn Raising, is my favourite traditional

Log Cabin design.

However, I started this file to see if I could come up with some interesting layouts with a large number of Log Cabin blocks.

The green influence is probably related to the plants I am planting out, digging up, dividing, replanting or potting up at the moment.

I am never too sure how a project like this will work out, but I was pleased to have this design after just a few twists and turns ...

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June 11, 2020
My 8 Blocks 44, 45, 46 from Virtual Quilter

This series was one of the early ones using original design blocks, and before I really got into modifying blocks … but there are a few modifications in the designs.

The second one does have a modification …

… the third one has two modifications of one block.

I think I need to play with the colouring a bit, but I can see potential for a very interesting quilt in this one.

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March 8, 2020
Red and White Quilts 43, 44 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting, and all those blocks are made with simple, straight seams.

Another interesting design, and though I am not a fan of red and white even if they are the local sporting colours, I really like it! Room for quilting os a bonus.

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November 22, 2019
Silly Sadie 12 from Virtual Quilter

Serendipity is a feature found in Electric quilt which twists, bends and mutilates blocks more than I do, and I have rarely played with it, but have to admit it can be fun … and I have tried to find a block which produces designs I might make into a real quilt, but despite some interesting designs, nothing appeals to me yet, but I will keep trying every now and then.

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