EQ Dozen OP 47

EQ Dozen OP 47

The colours are dated at about ten years old, but I still like the design.

First opened this project fie in EQ5 nearly ten years ago!

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EQ Dozen + 36

EQ Dozen + 36

Love it.

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Red, Black and White 9

Red, Black and White 9

Not as simple as yesterday’s simply quilted design.

But it is simply stunning … even with a mistake!

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Red and White Quilted 1

Red and White Quilted 1

This is yet another project file which has been waiting for quite some time for a day to be seen on the internet!

Simple 9 Patch blocks, simple colour selection, simple quilting lines based on the pieced blocks.

Can’t get anymore simple than that … or any more ‘simple’ in a sentence.

I love simple!


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Red and White Logs 86, 87, 88, 89, 90

Red and White Logs 86

Middle of the week again … I think this week is turning out to shorter than I expected.

Red and White Logs 87

This is an interesting project file to scroll through quickly. I usually try to mix up the designs so there is variety, especially for the mid week Log Cabin Retreat, so there is reason for visitors to scroll through the five designs slowly.

Red and White Logs 88

However with this file each design is very similar to the one before it, and the one after it, which means if you scroll through fairly quickly you can see the changes happening before your eyes.

Red and White Logs 89

Perhaps I should put them into a slide show so you can see what I see when I am looking for the next five designs in the file, though I have to admit that some of the changes are hard to pick out, and I was sure that the last two were the same … but there is just a little change to four blocks.

Red and White Logs 90

That is the short break over for this mid week retreat, but there will be more Log Cabin designs to check out next week.

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Red and White Quilts 43

Red and White Quilts 43

Simple blocks, design not so simple, but definitely eye catching.

It has been a while since this project file has been opened, and I am wondering just how many more are hidden away.

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Light and Dark Scraps 1, 2

Light and Dark Squares 1

You will have to imagine that all the multicoloured fabric is really scraps of multicoloured fabrics.

Light and Dark Squares 2

It would be interesting way of presenting a mystery quilt, with participants making some simple Nine Patch blocks with light and dark fabrics.

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Selina Pearl 5, 6

Selina Pearl 5

One block, with a few seam lines missing here and there.

Much more fun than making exactly the same block over, and over, and over …

Selina Pearl 6

Love both designs.

The block was named after my Mum’s big sister.

Happy Mother’s Day.

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Big Triangles 27, 28

Big Triangles 27

This project file has been hiding away since May, 2013, but I found a few interesting designs I think are worth sharing. These quilt designs are made up of half square triangles, with the intention of using larger scraps sorted into light and dark.

In the one above I didn’t spend time adding scrappy colours, but it does show where I would place the highest contrasts to make the design work.

Big Triangles 28

The second design has more virtual scraps, though could still use more if the right contrast is used. The lesson is that if you have largish scraps, you don’t have to cut them into tiny bits to use them … save the little scraps for smaller quilts … these were envisaged as full queen size quilts.

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Nan’s Nine Patches 25

Nan's Nine Patches 25

Love it.

I cannot believe I haven’t opened this file since EQ8 arrived in my computer!

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