Lovin’ Spoonful 8, 9 and 10

Lovin' Spoonful 8

Yesterday we had hot cross buns, tomorrow we will have chocolate eggs … today’s treat is a Lovin’ Spoonful … and if you leave a comment you just might get a copy of my original EQ7 Lovin’ Spoonful project file, including the first ten quilt designs and the applique blocks and quilting patterns I used in them … along with a few others.

I would love you to make a quilt from the project file, but just as importantly, I would love to know that you make time to play with the file and see what you can do with the contents.

Lovin' Spoonful 9

I have spent a lot of spare moments this week playing with the block designs, which involved a lot of redrawing, lots of new ideas for using the shapes to create more blocks for both applique and quilting.

Lovin' Spoonful 10

The design above is the only new quilt design, and after searching through all the new blocks for what I wanted I had to draw one of the blocks above … and have realized that I have deleted a couple of blocks from this original file from the new master sampler file … but which I will shortly be replacing!

Just a question … do you know how to move a block design from one project file to another?

Go to the Block Library, click the Import button, and choose to import from a project … choose the project and select the block, or blocks from the sketchbook, then click Add to Sketchbook. The blocks you have selected will be added to your current project sketchbook.

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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24 Responses to Lovin’ Spoonful 8, 9 and 10

  1. I like the first design. I’m not sure why; perhaps it is the simplicity of it that attracts me.

    Excellent tip! I’ve not tried that before!

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    • Laura,

      I have been doing a lot of taking stuff from one project file to another lately … often through My Library, but the blocks haven’t always been added to My Library before I want them elsewhere!

      I have created a lot of block designs in the last few days, and most of them have been put together from the original shapes in my new sugar spoon, and nearly all of them have been cut and paste, using bits from one pasted onto another design. I can do that with my eyes closed!

      Judy B

      On 4 April 2015 at 14:11, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  2. Gail Smith says:

    I absolutely LOVE your designs each day, especially the applique ones! Have dreams of making one one day. Keep on sending them!

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  3. Happy Easter Judy. this one has a bit of a Jacobean feel to it. Lovely designs too. So much to play with -so little time!

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    • Jan,

      The spoon has a bit of Jacobean feel about it too. Over the last few days I haven’t been playing with the blocks, just adding to the toy box … and I can see that when I get back to playing I will be modifying quilting paterns to fit around the applique.

      Judy B

      On 4 April 2015 at 18:12, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  4. Cherie Lumsden says:

    Starting to think that you have more than the 24hours in a day we have here(grin)
    Love the designs both intricate and doable.

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    • Cherie,

      I wish … but having reached the age of retirement I can choose how I spend some of my time … between cleaning, tidying etc, and all the interruptions by phone or in person.

      Judy B

      On 4 April 2015 at 19:33, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  5. Like these ones Judy, and thanks for the technique tips too!

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  6. birdnana14425 says:

    Like them, and liked the lesson for EQ.. PC acting up and I lost EQ..trying to get it back now. Hopefully someone there will get in touch… Hugs

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  7. Sue Klapel says:

    Wow! The ideas that keep showing up here just boggles my mind. I want to make a lot of them but I have a time and do it handicap (as does everyone) so I just enjoy the files as you do them. THANK YOU I especially like this ‘brown and white’ sets. So pleasant to look at.

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    • Sue,

      Glad you enjoy them … I enjoy designing them, and sharing them gives me an excuse to keep playing and designing way more quilts than I will ever make in a dozen lifetimes.

      Judy B

      On 5 April 2015 at 02:38, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  8. Vicki W says:

    OH, I love that last one!

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    • Vicki,

      Thank you … I was pleased with it … and spent the next couple of play sessions getting a collection of blocks with diagonal designs. The shapes in the spoon design have lent themselves beautifully to be arranged in dozens of ways!

      Judy B

      On 5 April 2015 at 10:03, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  9. justpurrfick says:

    Happy Easter Judy. Hope the Bilby bought lots of yummies for you.
    Still clearing out here. Sigh! Maybe sometime next week I will get my life back. Has to be soon as I am going to attend the AQC this year and that always means a lot more comes home with me. Now if they could find a way of packing you up into a cd I’d be the happiest little vegemite around.

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    • Karen,

      We have been very good and avoided buying chocolate, though went a bit overboard with the hot cross buns … then the neighbours did the bilby bit for us! So much for the diet!

      Clearing out seems to be on going … though perhaps if I made it ongoing it wouldn’t grow into such a big task!

      Judy B

      On 5 April 2015 at 12:57, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  10. justpurrfick says:

    Well that didnt take long. You know that lightbulb moment when you look at something and then go do something else and then come back the to thing you were looking at and a whole new idea happens. Just had one of them with the second quilt. Wool applique motifs with either embroidery using a heavier cotton or wool or quilting using heavier cotton. Now, thanks to you, I got even more to try not to think about. Argh! grey matter oozing out ears!!

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    • I have been having a lot of those light bulb moments lately … nearly all of them concern moving shapes around to create more block designs! At least they don’t take up much room, and I am getting better at keeping them in some sort of order!

      The idea of wool and heaving thread sounds like it would fit in the Jacobean theme perfectly. I recently used a fine wool to replace binding on a quilt, hoping it will last longer than the black homespun it replaced. Suspect it would make a great fabric to work with as a background fabric … and it would be warm without much wadding!

      Judy B

      On 5 April 2015 at 13:05, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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  11. mumbird3 says:

    I like the last one….just something about the diagonals that gets to me! 🙂

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  12. Glynis says:

    All great designs but I think my favourite might be no 1 as well.

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    • Glynis,

      I thnk I agree with you … but I want to use diagonal lines in this series, and spent quite some time modifying designs so they create those lines for me!

      Judy B

      On 23 April 2015 at 12:05, Virtual Quilter wrote:

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