Patch Play Quilted 7

Patch Play Quilted 7

I like it … a practical version of pretty colours so the man of the house could live with a design which would look rather feminine with softer colours.

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Baltimore to Bourke 2

Baltimore to Bourke 2

Ages ago I started on a long journey, trying to design a Baltimore style quilt for Australian conditions. I lost enthusiasm, or life just got in the way, until recently, when I stared playing in this project file again.

I did do an Australia Day variation too, but that wasn’t quite what the picture in my head was looking like.

Still a long way to go, but sooner or later, Australian icons will start appearing amongst the blocks … and eventually will take over the whole quilt!

Sounds like a plan, but I still have to get away from Baltimore before I can start on a long trip outback to Bourke. Hopefully it won’t be three years before I open the project file again.

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Garden Festival 6

Garden Festival 6

Love it!

Started while demonstrating at our state guild exhibition a couple of years ago, but I have played with it several times since, and the collection of virtual quilts is growing in this project file.

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Ferns and Flora 9

Ferns and Flora 9

So pretty, so delicate!

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Quilting at Eleven 13

Quilting at Eleven 13

Still room for boring filler, but some of the shapes from the applique have become quilting designs.

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Log Cabin Leaf Central 17, 18, 19, 20

Log Cabin Leaf Central 17

Middle of yet another week!

Log Cabin Leaf Central 18

Another look at some virtual designs from the same project file as last week, this week showing designs where I have done the twisting and turning myself.

Log Cabin Leaf Central 19

Sometimes I cheat by clicking the rotate tool twice while holding down the control button.

The effect of doing that is to turn the design inside out.

Log Cabin Leaf Central 20

This is fun!

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Elevenses OP 12

Elevenses OP 12

Same blocks collection as yesterday’s design, but his time the blocks are on point.

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Elevenses 60

Elevenses 60

I am still amazed at just how many quilt designs can be found when playing with a small collection of blocks.

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9 Patch ‘n’ Apps Centred 6

9 Patch 'n' Apps Centred 6

Love that low contrast!

Also love that the lines between the blocks are blurred by using the same fabric for adjoining pieces.

In a real quilt you could maybe eliminate  a few seam lines … though it could be a bit tricky, as all blocks would not be square!

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9 Patch ‘n’ Apps OP 10

9 Patch 'n' Apps OP 10

From the same block collection, same fabrics as the last two designs, but this time with the block on point.

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