Wedding Quilt 1 and 2

Wedding Quilt 1

If you look closely you will see quilting designs added to the designs in yet another new series. Clicking on the picture gives you a closer view.

Wedding Quilt 2

 

Preparing the designs for virtual quilting is just as painstaking as doing the prep work for real quilts. The bonus is that once the prep work is done, virtual quilting is just as quick as virtual piecing and applique.

The prep work for virtual quilting is converting block designs to line drawings, or drawing specific designs, and modifying them to use in and around the pieced and applique layers.

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Border Beauties 31

Border Beauties 31

I was looking for a project file with no room for quilting … that didn’t work, so I guess the next week, or maybe three, will find me concentrating on quilting designs for borders.

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Festival Garden 3

Festival Garden 3

Definitely a quilt design which will remain a design … though I have been thinking about techniques for that border fence. I think I would buy in a good supply of permanent markers.

Another thought … I wonder how many markers it would take to colour a whole quilt?

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Log Jam 46, 47, 48, 49 and 50

Log Jam 46

 

This series features just three block designs, or more accurately, three colour variations of the same block … the traditional half light, half dark Log Cabin, plus the same block constructed with all light or all dark fabrics.

Log Jam 47

Then I just did a little twisting and turning each time I moved the three variations of the block around.

Log Jam 48

 

The only thing to keep in mind when making Log Cabin blocks is to make sure you have a distinct difference between light and dark.

Log Jam 49

I like the one above, and the one below.

Log Jam 50

 

More Log Cabin variations next week.

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EQ Album 53

EQ Album 53

I opened up this project file to start playing with the quilting layer … then I decided to leave this one alone. There are a lot of interesting designs which leave just a little room for filler quilting designs.

However, the block designs would make interesting quilting designs, so maybe one day I will use this series as inspiration for a wholecloth series of designs

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Quilting Thread and Beads 4

Quilting Thread and Beads 4

Love it!

One of those designs which makes me wonder how I did that!

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White Wedding OP 2

White Wedding OP 2

Lovely.

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Beaded Blocks and Borders 16

Beaded Blocks and Borders 16

Love  it … and with the knowledge I have gained over the last week or so, I would use a zigzag machine stitch … or do buttonhole by hand.

The quilt top which taught me this lesson should be bordered for show and tell sometime next week. Pity it is not as pretty as this one.

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Tangled Irish Chain 29

Tangled Irish Chain 29

Interesting tangle of Irish Chain blocks

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Irish 9P 40

Irish 9P 40

Light  …

Irish 9P 41

… or dark border?

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