Category Archives: Design

Dear, Dear, It’s Quilted 1, 2, 3 and 4

The series with the title of Dear, Dear, Dear started life as an alternative look at Dear Jane quilts … lots of small intricate blocks in a large sampler quilt. I wondered if using small blocks in a large quilt … Continue reading

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Books and Botanicals

Remember way back when I showed progress on this series? (How embarassment! It has been a long time!) I hadn’t forgotten this design project, but other things have distracted me during a disjointed year, but even without touching the project … Continue reading

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Why I design Quilts ….. Like Applique Logs 10

My Mum would look at a dress, work out what she liked about it, what she didn’t like, and make the dress with changes! She did the same with knitting. Sometimes it was just changing the colour, sometimes she made … Continue reading

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Drawing in Electric Quilt …. and a Challenge

I am often asked how I learned to draw new blocks in EQ. Well, the answer is that I started by altering and modifying and generally playing around with  blocks from the EQ library. Open any pieced block from the … Continue reading

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People are copying designs from the internet all the time. Some people stoop really low. To them I say … #%$^&#&$#&%@#$*&%#)^#^@(*%^#! To others I say please check the authenticity of anyone you buy patterns from.

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Toys 4U

The pattern for this quilt is now available from the Virtual Quilter’s Pattern Place. The instructions are for fused applique by machine, but you can do the stitching by hand if you prefer. If you add seam allowance you can … Continue reading

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Virtual Quilts – 750 of them!

Todays quilt, My 8 Blocks 30, makes this blog a library of 750 virtual quilts, achieved in 510 days. A challenge for all EQers out there, use Electric Quilt to design some quilts, and use them on your blog if … Continue reading

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My Designing Ways Part 3

I choose fabrics which give the impression I would want in a real quilt. If a design tells me it needs to be made for real I don’t look for the exact fabric I used in the design, but one … Continue reading

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