Q’n’A Iron Lace 1, 2, 3, 4

Q'n'A Iron Lace 1

Another new series.

Q’n’A is shorthand for Quilting and Applique.

The Iron Lace refers to the inspiration for a large collection of designs based on the iron balustrades around many old buildings in Australia. I have taken photos of many different ones over many years, and started drawing them into Electric Quilt soon after I bought EQ5. My drawing skills needed practice … now I am redrawing them and making them useful!

Some blocks are appliques, and the same series of block designs are used for the quilting designs … though some boring fillers would be required in the background areas, using matching thread.

Q'n'A Iron Lace 2

The one above is all applique, and I would limit the quilting to simple lines or massed repeated shapes.

Q'n'A Iron Lace 3

Leave off some applique, and quilt the design … I like it … though I used the wrong corner  quilting design. It should have the same extra bit as the one below.

Q'n'A Iron Lace 4

I love this project file!

It is so much fun trying to find the best combination of applique and quilting!


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 Q’n’A Iron Lace 1, 2, 3, 4

  1. cindythequilter says:

    Wow. This is going to be a fabulous series. I love all of these and you are right the “extra bits in the corner” make a big difference.


  2. Laura says:

    Love that last one!


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  4. billiemick says:

    Stunning as always.


  5. Marie says:

    Very nice! Even for applique! tempting…………


  6. Glynis says:

    All beautiful Judy. Funny I took a lot of pictures of iron lace when os as well!!


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