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I am a quilter who uses a computer program to design way more quilts than I could ever make in several lifetimes.
The quilts featured on this site have never been made. No stash has been harmed in the process.
This site is a chance to show the un-used and unseen designs to others, and occasionally share designs by making some EQ8 project files available by email on request.
Please note that my only association with the Electric Quilt Company is as a very satisfied customer.
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Category Archives: Virtual Challenge
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Edit When you have something to show after having fun, you can now share your results in Virtual Quilt Challenges, a closed Face Book group for members only. You will have to answer three questions so I can decide if you … Continue reading