Cornertones 3, and + 1 ……. and + 2

I went to the Electric quilt project files for todays show and tell, and selected Cornerstones 3 ……

………..then realised I hadn’t posted any Cornerstone + where I added some all light and all dark blocks to the Cornerstone designs.So here are a couple from that project file

The designs look more laid back, easier on the eye, with the extra dark and light areas in the design. I think it often makes the difference between a good design and one that has extra impact.

I found something else while I was looking, but will save that till next week. I am pretty sure the logs are still growing!

To keep you busy in the meantime, the first block of the Mystery Log Cabin will be available today from the

Click here for the direct route to the page

or go the mystery quilt page and the link is at the bottom of the page.

Those who want the Electric Quilt Project files will find the first of those there as well.

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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4 Responses to Cornertones 3, and + 1 ……. and + 2

  1. Donna says:

    These lovelies look Scottish, or an argyle knitting pattern. Lots and lots of sewing in those blocks. I wonder how they would look if you sewed them up just keeping contrast and not worrying about “colour” in the strictist sense? You might have to use something stark to keep the cornerstones showing. I may have to try that in a smaller project, like a table runner. Thanks for sharing.


    • Donna,

      The secret is always in the contrast rather than colour in making a design shine. Make the little squares very plain, very dark and/or very bright so they are distinctive, and divide eveything else into light and dark.

      Colour can change the mood, but it is the contrast between light, medium and dark which makes the design. A lot of fabric ranges are available in different colour ways, but the contrast is always the same so the design is clear.

      Judy B


  2. Cat says:

    Yes, argyles Judy! I thought that before I read the other comment. Not for knitters…all those little balls of yarn hanging down at the back are not for me! But, I like yours.


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