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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 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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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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February 8, 2021
A Whiter Shade of Pale 27, 28 from Virtual Quilter

A very restful design … which is my excuse for not using the background fabric in the corners … I must have had my eyes closed!

Still blank corners, and I quilted over the cat!

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November 6, 2020
A Whiter Shade on Antique Gold 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

Love the one above … all neat and tidy, with room for the quilting to shine. Quilting would be in thread to match the applique.

I placed the appliques facing the opposite direction to what I would normally do … and it’s OK.

However, if I was making the design into the real deal I would at least lay the blocks out on a bed before I joined them together to see which way I liked them most.

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November 5, 2020
A Whiter Shade on Antique Gold 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

I love it!

Another day of indecision … can’t pick a favourite!

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September 10, 2020
White On Colour 12, 13, 14 from Virtual Quilter

Wonder how long it would take me to find the perfect background fabric … and then the perfect fabric for the applique. Or perhaps the perfect fabric for the background, and the perfect thread for the machine embroidery?

Or perhaps some applique for the big piece applique blocks, and the fiddly bits embroidered! Then another thread for the quilting.

In all three of these designs I love the open spaces around the white bits … more white would make the designs too busy.

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April 13, 2020
A Whiter Shade on Antique Gold 18, 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

Love this idea of subtle colourings, and finding just the right fabrics might mean spending way too much time in a quilt shop. I think it would be time well spent!

But then, any time spent in a quilt shop is well spent.

Love the second one!

I like the last one too.

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November 7, 2019
White On Colour 11 from Virtual Quilter

I love it, but would change the background colour if making it for use in our home!

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October 12, 2019
White Quilting 11 from Virtual Quilter

I love this, despite the background fabric not being very inspiring. I was looking for something to make the quilting show clearly as a virtual quilt rather than a real quilt.

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October 11, 2019
Textile Inspiration White Out 15 from Virtual Quilter

Love this.

I would never have thought of using floral applique block designs without also using colours. I am not sure how I managed to remove all the colours from a quilt top, but I rather liked the effect, and I have one of these on my list of quilts I want to make. Hardest part will be choosing the background colour!

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