Virtual Challenge 1

Probably the first challenge is to find the time, but if you beat that challenge, here goes!

Select a block  from the

Electric Quilt Library … Classic Pieced … Antique Mosaics.

Add at least four seam lines, then play with colour placement.  If you are brave, also delete some lines, before or after you play with colour placement.

One thing to keep in mind when playing with colour is that colour gets a lot of the credit while contrast does a lot of the work.

I selected the first Antique Mosaic block, Mosaic  No 1.

Challenge 1a

The grey version from the library.

Challenge 1b

The colour version from the library.

Challenge 1c

My colour fabric choices from the default palette.

Challenge 1d

I have altered the colour placement. I like it much better like that.

Now to start some modifications. Here are my results.

Challenge 1e

Some lines added to the original block.

I rather like my new version.

Challenge 1g

Two alternative fabric placements.

Challenge 1f

And some lines deleted!

If you start with the same block as me, and work out how to make the changes I did, your next challenge is to then choose another Antique Mosaic and make your own modifications!

After that, keep altering Antique Mosaic blocks from the EQ library.

My next challenge will be to work out how to start a Face Book group!


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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20 Responses to Virtual Challenge 1

  1. I used mosaic 22 to modify. Replied very quickly because I happen to be already on Electric Quilt already today and already trying to remember all the exporting things. I made a very pinwheely design by adding 8 extra lines. Am saving to a folder for future use. I like the original block as well. Thanks for the prodding!


  2. Carol Mallozzi says:

    I’m going to try this. Thank you for putting this out there!


  3. Toni Leggate says:

    So busy at the moment! Daughter getting married on 22nd! But will try to find the time – promise! It will be a good way to unwind at the end of a day.
    Oh Boy! a Facebook Group from scratch! Good luck, it is hard enough being a Moderator… Have fun i guess it can’t be too bad – there are soooo many groups…


  4. Judy L Zaspel says:

    Thank you for the idea. I used mosaic block 22 and added color, then lines, then more lines. This was so fun. At one point I had your mosaic block. What a great idea you had!


  5. jmquilts says:

    Great idea!
    Jules/she-quilts from TQS Virtual Retreat


  6. Ruth says:

    Hi Judy

    Thank you for creating this virtual Challenge. I started using EQ8 less than a week ago and although I am still on a steep learning curve with the software I have managed to follow along your steps for Mosaic number 1. Then experimented with some changes to Mosaic number 15.

    I can’t wait for the next challenge.



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  8. Laura says:

    Judy, this was fun! I shared in a blog post, and in the EQ Facebook group. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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