Not a lot I can say apart from …
I love them, and they keep getting batter from top to bottom!
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!
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.
Like the way the dominant blocks with the red create a border … but I am not all that impressed with the overall design.
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 ….
… or maybe a few more!
Just one more can solve the fabric shortage, as well as making a design variation which could well have been planned.
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.
Love the colours …
… and the designs are very interesting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.