My 8 Blocks

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When I started drawing my own block designs in Electric Quilt I did a lot of Sampler quilt designs just so I could see the blocks in a quilt. With one series of blocks I tried to use 7 different blocks in much the same way as I am using the EQ Dozen blocks, but the quilt designs never quite worked because I was trying to use all seven blocks in the quilt.

Recently I sat down for a couple of hours with the project file, eventually saved it as a new file and kept playing with the blocks. I stopped at 130 quilt layouts using just 8 blocks and setting them 5 across and 5 down. There are a couple of variations in the borders, and some quilts have sashing, all the blocks are my original designs and they are all pieced.

(Perhaps one of the reasons the idea didn’t work before was because I had 8 blocks instead of seven!)

Today’s quilt is a basic Sampler quilt showing the eight blocks, and keep watching for heaps of quilts using combinations of these blocks. If you have EQ and a blog, why not select 8 blocks, and create your own series of virtual quilts and show them regularly on your blog. If you do, link back to here and I will add you to my blogroll so I can see what you are doing.

Happy New Year!

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About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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