Opening up this series was like finding some long lost friends. Love these designs.
I particularly love the one above!
I might be tempted to have a little play now I have it open, to see if I can add anything new.
The applique designs could be varied a lot … perhaps I will add some new ones to the mix.
Then again, don’t want to fix something that isn’t broken!
Some basic Nine Patch blocks with some added applique.
Big enough for a queen size bed if you use 12 inch blocks, a throw quilt if you use 9 inch blocks. Probably not a suitable design for anything smaller … except maybe to hang on a wall. (I tend to forget wall quilts as I have more than enough to fill empty spaces between windows and doors. Perhaps I could just cover some of them up!)
A sign that spring weddings will be happening soon.
Sure to be a wedding somewhere today.
This series is to be retired … there are no more designs in the project file, and for once I haven’t felt compelled to play with the blocks again!
(I am feeling all emotional … not often I retire a series. They usually keep growing and growing!)
First three designs have just tiny changes.
These are the sort of changes I would make when piecing a top together … not always intentionally.
In the one above it looks like I made the wrong number of all dark blocks … but that is OK!
The last two are more dramatic changes!
Sometimes one of my designs gets to become a real quilt.
While I was away a real friend showed me her version of one of my designs … I was blown away by Marie’s effort! Marie is more inclined to make Log Cabin designs, but not this time!
The border above is not my design … Marie dared to make some changes, and I love it!
Then came a comment from a long lost virtual friend, with a photo and a link to her blog.
Check out her blog … an absolute beauty, thanks to Gina’s colour choice and quilting.
Gina also posted about the quilting earlier.
Gotta love both real and virtual friends, and their real quilts!
Think it needs another dark border with red binding.
All blocks are from the Electric Quilt block library.
Many years ago when I was learning the basics of using Electric Quilt I created some bubbles. They were just heaps of small circles, randomly placed in clusters and then formed into wreaths using the Wreath Maker tool.
Those block designs have been gathering dust in a project file waiting for their day in the sun. The blocks have now been added to my Block Library, and have taken a few twists and turns as most of my designs do!
Some of those bubbles have formed themselves into a series of Double Wedding Ring designs which could be a lot of fun … but there is a slight problem of how to actually stitch small random circles onto a block in a rather random curved line! I have been thinking of some perfectly formed circles arranged in neat lines which would mean stitching along one side of a line of dots, then going back and stitching the opposite side, just like the String of Beads variations. These bubbles are not so neat!
There is also the question of cutting them, but a cutter with circle dies would solve that problem.
So far, I like the first one best, but with the right combination of colours the second one has lots of promises of better things to come … if I ever come up with the solution of how to stitch those little dots onto the background! Industrial strength fusible is the best option I can think of!