Bright Life Intro 1 – 6

In  Electric Quilt you can create custom layouts or use some of the presets in the Quilt Layout Library. I am using two from the layout library with the possibility of making a few modifications at some stage.

I just might have to wait until EQ7 arrives in my computer before I make those modifications….. when we will be able to use Snap to Grid in positioning the blocks!

Each of the shapes in the two diagrams represent spaces where block designs can be placed. The triangles will turn square blocks into half squares. You can also create distorted shapes, rectangles which will in turn distort block designs, and randomly placed shapes, but not in this series.

So, what happens when you place some block designs into the spaces?

Bears Paw on the straight in the centre,with a flower growing diagonally out of each corner.

The same block design with contrast backgrounds are added ……. nothing out of the ordinary has happened to any of the blocks yet, because they have all been added to squares.

Now lets add something to some of the triangles.

A block with two flowers set on the diagonal.

In the top left hand corner the block is facing the way I will use it with just one of the flowers showing …….. the other four corners show it twisted around in three different directions. Some blocks would look better than this one in the other directions, but this one gives you an idea of how it works. But I will change the background colour.

All facing the same way with the black background.

What if I also add the same block to the triangles on each side.

All facing the same way so the stems are cut off this time.

Fill in some of the other triangles with black and I am done! There will be more later.

The countdown to 100 virtual quilts has reached 236 ….. and sort of on target for June 7th!

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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13 Responses to Bright Life Intro 1 – 6

  1. SewCalGal says:

    Beautiful. Once again, another very insightful and inspirational post. Thank you!



  2. gina says:

    I like the last one. I really have to take some time to start playing again in EQ

    Love and hugs Gina xxx


    • Gina,

      Yep, find some time to play so you can show us you deserve the upgrade! EQ6 can do so much more than I have made it do, but there are some features in EQ7 I really want! I was going to be strong and hold out til Christmas ….. that sounds too far away now!

      Judy B


  3. Marta says:

    Me gustan mucho, mi favorito es el anteúltimo. Te acompaño hasta la meta…..
    Un abrazo, feliz dia del trabajador.


    • I really like, my favorite is the penultimate. I’ll walk to the finish ….. A hug, Happy Labor Day.


      I’m not sure which one I like best … I don’t usually like bright colours, so it is a bit unusual to be working with them, even virtually.

      You will see a lot of virtual quilts by the end of this challenge.

      No estoy seguro de que ms me gusta … Yo no le gusta los colores brillantes, por lo que es un poco raro estar trabajando con ellos, aunque de forma virtual.

      Usted ver un montn de edredones virtual a finales de este desafo.

      Judy B


  4. Judy

    I like this approach.

    The usual strategy is to pick blocks and then look for a setting for them. You turn it around. You pick a setting and start looking for blocks that work well in that setting.

    A change in approach is great way to begin finding new designs.


    • Wayne,

      I hadn’t thought about it before, but I think I have always designed the quilt, then picked blocks for the detail.

      Even when I was making sampler quilts with straight settings and sashing I would choose a theme and find blocks to fit that theme, then place the blocks to create a balanced design.

      Maybe a feature block in the centre, and I always had odd numbers of blocks across the quilt so there was a centre, then making blocks in pairs with similar shapes and colours to use on opposite sides.

      Some could see that as controlling, but I feel more that I want balance in the overall quilt design, and life too! (But I have more control over a quilt project than I do with life!)

      Judy B


  5. I like how this one is shaping up. Oh – custom settings. I am so confused with that. Something I will have to work on some more I guess.


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