Are those subdued shapes applique or just a quilting design?
Could be both, or either.
I think I would quilt more diamond Log Cabin blocks around the coloured pieced diamonds.
My favourite is the subdued one above. Maybe because I am working with those colours at the moment. Don’t get excited, I am making clothes.
Have to admit to getting a bit excited yesterday when I made 42 buttonholes. I have owned my Bernie for over ten years and had made just one buttonhole that I can remember.
Down side of being the master (mistress?) of buttonholes, I now have to sew on a few buttons! Even button collectors have to use some of their buttons sometimes!
I need a sign for my sewing room … saying “I would rather be Quilting”!
At least the dressmaking fabrics will not be taking up much space in there for a while.
All blocks directly from the Electric Quilt library … untouched by this virtual quilter who just loves to change blocks!
The little blue cross, Leaf Medallion, has got to be one of my favourite ever blocks. I have never doctored that block in any way … except to tip it on point and change the colours.
Just letting you know that I haven’t forgotten there are virtual designs left in some old project files.
If I remember I will try these fabrics with some different blocks one day, to see if they still work as well as they have done in this series.
New series … which is really an old project file dusted off.
I love leadlight and stained glass windows, especially when the two techniques are combined, and have played with quilt designs inspired by them for quite some time!
I have yet to work out the technicalities of construction of these blocks.
Would I make them as large Cathedral windows with applique added …. but how would i add the dark strip?
Add curved sashing between the applique blocks … and once again, how to add the dark strip?
Or add a strip of fusible around the applique piece, iron it to the background and cover the edge with a bias strip …
or construct them some other way I haven’t thought of yet?
(When I first scribbled the first designs in this and related series, before I became an Electric Quilt – er, there wasn’t the fusible option.)
For now, I will just be the Virtual Quilter and start sharing the designs anyway.
Mmmmm, those circles remind me of bobbins, which leads me to a link to share.
Yep, almost the same as yesterday … I opened up the project file again after I shared the design for the day, and played with the design, trying to get the corners to match. I eventually worked out that I had the wrong number of blocks in some of the borders of many of the designs in the file.
An hour later they were all sorted … and the file had grown a bit as well.
This one is one of the new designs … with four blocks in the centre.
I actually started this file when I was designing corners for border designs … each border had four corners so I could pick and choose from the corner blocks to find the best one for each border design. I liked the way the beaded medallions looked … and another series was born!
It would be a way to showcase all pieced, and applique, borders as well!
By the way, there are a couple of real patterns available for some beaded quilt projects …
Don’t tell anyone, but they are even real quilted projects.
I had forgotten that this project file was empty of designs I hadn’t shared … so I made some new ones.
The one above looks like a logo for something!
Both the one above and the one below look like they want to spill into the border.
The one below is rather blocky … or blokey!
Not a bad effort, if I say so myself … and fueled only by the first coffee of the day.
Make a big block, add a small border, then add two borders created using block designs.
Why didn’t I think of that before!