Category Archives: Virtual Challenge

Virtual Quilt Challenge

Pick 2 pieced blocks, and one applique block … and start playing. I have played with the applique block by turning the applique design to a straight setting within the block … and the blocks can become quilting motifs … … Continue reading

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Virtual Quilt Challenge. Log Cabins.

The challenge is to draw the four Log Cabin block variations shown above, and then colour them in with your choice of fabrics. You will need a 9×9 grid, easiest to work with a 9 inch block. The first three … Continue reading

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Virtual Challenge for February 2021

Welcome to this months challenge, which is about using sashing not just to frame each and every block, but to be a big part of the overall design of a quilt. Open a new project file, select a straight setting … Continue reading

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Virtual Quilt Challenge August 2020

It has been a busy month, and it seems to be getting busier, so I hope you have time to play with this months challenge. First, select two or three pieced blocks and one or two applique blocks from the … Continue reading

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Virtual Quilt Challenge July 2020

Electric Quilt will create straight settings for us if when we tell the program we want 3 blocks by 5 blocks, but there is a way to get custom quilt settings based on any block design which uses right angles … Continue reading

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Virtual Challenge June 2020

This months challenge is to try drawing simple line drawings. No shapes. No seam lines. Just lines I could embroider in stem stitch using needle and thread. Recently I found some hand embroidery blocks I had intended to make into … Continue reading

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Virtual Quilt Challenge May 2020

I have been sorting my virtual blocks … and finding that some of them need some work to make them neater and ready to use, and then naming them and sorting them into appropriate libraries. Along the way I found … Continue reading

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Virtual Quilt Challenges on Facebook

A couple of days ago I shared some designs with much more elaborate sashing than is usual. I opened the project file while looking for the pieced sashing designs I had stashed away, and carried on looking, and wondering what … Continue reading

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Virtual Challenge – Using applique drawing tools

Yesterday I challenged myself to use some of the drawing tools I have rarely used. I have drawn many applique blocks but have not used some of the available tools more than a couple of times. I was wondering what … Continue reading

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Virtual Challenge 2020 February

Playing with Pieces The challenge this month is to draw some 9 Patch blocks. So, New Project—Horizontal setting. Give it a name you will recognise! Open a New Block—Create Easy Draw Block.. Set up the grid initially for 3 x … Continue reading

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