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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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June 11, 2021
Nan’s Nine Patches 33, 34 from Virtual Quilter

Very, very interesting, but the middle looks a bit blank!

Not much in the middle, but it is better.

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June 10, 2021
Fran’s Five Patches 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

Very feminine!

Not to mention, pretty!

The butterfly fluttering by is pretty too!

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June 8, 2021
Anna Karena 15, 16 from Virtual Quilter

Dainty … in size (with 9 inch blocks) and design.

Interesting sashing, and love the whole thing.

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June 1, 2021
A Spoonful of Sugar 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

Pretty, dainty, and I love it.

No favourite today … love them both.

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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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May 25, 2021
Ferns and Flora 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

A pretty one to start the day, but not my favourite.

My favourite for today … love it!

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May 24, 2021
Quilting at Eleven 29, 30 from Virtual Quilter

The quilting motif in the first design today is based on one of the pieced blocks. I love the flowing lines.

The second design has the blocks set on point and looks much busier.

My favourite for today is the first one.

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May 18, 2021
Brandis Street Blocks 5, 6 from Virtual Quilter

I like it. These designs use similar colours to the 1970s floor covering the block designs are based on, just after the 60s orange started to become unfashionable.

I love the second one, but am not happy with the way the quilting looks here. Perhaps my virtual thread is too thick, or the design has too much detail.

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May 14, 2021
Tangled Irish Chain Apps 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

Love it …very interesting too.

No favourite for me today! Love them both.

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May 5, 2021
Cabin Fever Quilting 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 from Virtual Quilter

The first two designs this week are exactly the same …

… except for the quilting. I like the middle of the first, but like the way the quilting emphasizes the diagonal border effect.

I like the centre of the third one as well.

Another middle bit to add to my list of favourites!

I love the way that most of the quilting is simply lines following the seam lines, though I would put that line just to one side of the pieced line, with a few curly lines to make use of the light parts of the Log Cabin blocks.

This ...

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May 2, 2021
Quilting Thread and Beads 23, 24 from Virtual Quilter

Love the first design for today.

The second one is interesting … and I rather like it!

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April 20, 2021
Virtual Wholecloth Quilt 6, 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

I use a lot of background quilting on applique and pieced blocks to fill in spaces around the design, but I also often use plain background for some blocks, and those are quilted with the lines of applique designs.

The cross hatching in these designs is what I use as a filler around applique, but I have left out the applique and only quilted the lines of the applique designs.

This is what the back of an applique quilt would look like, and as I love looking at the backs of quilts why not forget the applique and pieced tops ...

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April 13, 2021
Anita’s Q’n’A 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter


The first one is lovely, the second one is absolutely beautiful, in my never humble opinion.

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April 12, 2021
A Whiter Shade on Gold Quilted 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

The hardest part of making a quilt with applique designs ‘whited out’ would be choosing the background colour, then finding a collection of fabrics for the very low contrast in the appliques.

My favourite of these two is the second!

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April 10, 2021
Kelly’s Custom Quilts 17 from Virtual Quilter

The designs today are each based on two different pieced block designs made up of squares and rectangles.

I like the second one best … though after another coffee I may change my mind.

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April 9, 2021
Quilted Border Beauties 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

I like it, though I will point out that the gold bits, except the sleeping cat, are meant to look like quilting motifs.

Interesting. The gold quilting still looks more like applique, but there is some purple which looks like hand quilting! Will have to do some experiments to see what I can do to make it work out the way I want it too.

In the meantime, my favourite of these two is the second one.

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March 30, 2021
A Spoonful of Sugar 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

I don’t like this design, but I do love it!

This project file is simply a recolouring of the Lovin’ Spoonful blocks, along with a few blocks getting modified slightly.

Love the second one even more!

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March 29, 2021
Fiddlebobs OP 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

I like it, though maybe a bit busy.

There should always be some spaces for the quilting to shine!

Love the second.

Not only space for some quilting, but some designs have been added.

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March 23, 2021
Gran’s New Beads 11, 12 from Virtual Quilter

Love it.

In this project file I am playing with beads of different shapes and sizes, then using the blocks as both applique blocks and quilting motifs. The first design uses a lot more quilted than applique beads.

The second design makes uses of lots of identical blocks with just one focal block, but there is more variation in the quilting motifs.

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