Applique Logs 51, 52, 53, 54 and 55

Applique Logs 51 Applique Logs 52 Applique Logs 53 Applique Logs 54 Applique Logs 55

 

Not a lot I can say apart from …

I love them, and they keep getting batter from top to bottom!

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Dear, Dear, Dear 22

Dear Dear Dear 22

 

Subtle changes of background fabric create a secondary pattern … like it a lot!

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Stained Glass Early Project 10

StainedGlass Early Project 10

 

This series uses prototype blocks … lots of potential, but lots of redrawing of blocks required. I have now completed the redrawing, but decided to share these designs in the rough rather than try to recreate them all with the block updates. I know I would get distracted finding more designs and delete some before I added the accurate blocks, so what you are getting in these designs are far from perfect designs! Thank goodness they are only virtual quilts!

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Cathedral Window 3

Cathedral Window 3

 

Over-sized Cathedral Window look-alike applique blocks … love it!

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Super 7s OP 11

Super 7s OP 11

 

I like it.

Also like that fact that there is a quilt exhibition set up in a hall half an hour away from where I live.

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Black and White Plus 20

Black and White Plus 20

 

Like the way the dominant blocks with the red create a border … but I am not all that impressed with the overall design.

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Behind the Scenes 18, 19, 20 and 21

Behind the Scenes 18

I started playing with this design with all white background fabric, but what if you haven’t got quite enough background fabric?

Easy. Just use an alternative for four or five blocks ….

Behind the Scenes 20

… or maybe a few more!

Behind the Scenes 19

Just one more can solve the fabric shortage, as well as making a design variation which could well have been planned.

Behind the Scenes 21

Of course, changing all of the background fabric is also and option.

I suspect that you could even make a background design in a sampler quilt by using two, or maybe even more, background fabrics.

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Logs on Point in Purple 13, 14, 15 and 16

Logs on Point in Purple 13

Love the colours …

Logs on Point in Purple 14

… and the designs are very interesting.

Logs on Point in Purple 15

I love Log Cabin quilts, but I am amazed that more people don’t play with the blocks to create new look for the old Log Cabin.

Logs on Point in Purple 16

After all, not too many of us would live in real log cabins built up to 200 years ago unless they have been maintained, renovated and redecorated a few times over the years.

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Gran’s New Fans 21

Gran's New Fans 21

Wonder if our Grans and Great Grans would have liked these colours to play with, but then, some of the faded fabrics we see in aged quilts just may have been much brighter when those quilts were made.

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Bush Garlands

Bush Garlands

 

The virtual quilt above was made in reverse … I made the real quilt in 1991, (and now updated to link to the actual quilt) many years before I first bought Electric Quilt,

All the fabrics were solid colours as I couldn’t find enough muted prints to attempt something with so many colours.

The block patterns were drawn the old fashioned way, with pencil and paper … and several erasers!

Applique was one of my earliest attempts at machine work, but the quilting was by hand.

Now I have the block designs transferred into EQ7 … and I can play with colours.

Bush Garlands in Winter

The original colours more truly reflect the colours of Australia …. many of our wildflowers grow in low rainfall areas in poor soils, and the background colour was chosen to reflect the conditions some wonderful flowers survive in.

The green background reflects what might happen when we get flooding rains to break the monotony of droughts.

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