Bright Life 27, 28

Yesterday I shared designs from a similar project file to the one I am using today, and commented that it was to brighten the day … it worked, and I spent pretty much all day in the garden playing in the dirt! Started some projects I hope to finish today, but hopefully the sunshine will ease the aches and pains while I am out there!

Despite the fun and happy colours, I much prefer to live with comparatively muted colours in the house, but like a colourful garden.

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Back to Basics 21, 22

Something to brighten up the day.

Some very basic blocks from the EQ library , and some very bright fabrics from the EQ library stash, along with some black for the background.

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Lovin’ Spoonful in the Pink 6, 7, 8

Winter has set in here in our part of the world, so I went looking for some designs which looked warm.

Now things feel so much warmer … but it might be an hour or so before I poke my nose out the door.

Love all of these … and now I will press the schedule button and go make a coffee, using the spoon which inspired these designs.

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Ann’s Album Q ‘n’ A 12, 13, 14

Love the first one today!

These designs have narrow sashing, but not always in a contrast colour. In the first one there is a slight contrast around the corner blocks, the one above has sashing in the background colour.

You can also have different colour fabric backgrounds for some blocks.

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Vera’s Star 13, 14

A one block design, with bits and pieces ignored or recoloured to create different designs.

I like the gentle curves in the centre of the block.

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Minimal Colour 11, 12

This project file was started one day when I didn’t know what colours to use, so started with minimal colour … and never made up my mind what colours to use. However, I liked a few of the designs enough to keep it on file.

So todays designs are your last chance to imagine what they would be like in your favourite colours … along with some stronger contrast in places.

I love the almost perfect circles in the first design!

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Log Jam 91, 92, 93, 94, 95

This project file has lots of designs using one block in three colour variations … two of them in the first design.

Even with the exact block variations in each design there are many possible variations in the way they are laid out in the quilt top. Both of the designs above use exactly the same block colourings.

The one above has quite a wide variety of block contrasts by comparison, as all three of the contrast combinations are used.

I wonder how many possibilities there are?

To make any symmetrical design you need multiples of four of each of the three variations … all light, all dark and half light, half dark … and many hours to play with them to see which layout you like!

More log Cabin designs mid week, next week.

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Aunt Flo’s Patch 61, 62

I like it!

I had a very soft spot for Aunty Flo, and I have always had a very soft spot for this series of designs. There are just three designs left, but I might have to play so there are more!

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Quilting Thread and Beads 17, 18

Love it!

Who would have thought that one simple shape could lead to so many lovely designs?

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Beaded Border Strings 16, 17, 18

The design above was one of several I have in this project file which use the simplest border string, and a collection of the corner designs which I found, and I was curious enough this morning to see how many assorted String of Beads borders I had, and how many corners.

Well, there are twenty assorted strings for side borders, and over one hundred and twenty ways to get them around corners, and many of them will work for different side strings … in the second design all the corners will work for a single string in the centre of a border strip.

I am still happy to spend time playing with the simple leaf shape as I can still find new ways to string them together, or form clusters with that one shape … and then there are different shape ‘beads’ to add to the mix!

I am going to make another coffee and play some more!

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