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Judy’s Virtual Quilt Challenge 5

Back in March, Judy, the Virtual Quilter, posted Virtual Quilt Challenge #5.

We were to select a block from the EQ Library and play with it.  We are learning to create applique designs!

Judy gave more examples here and here.

I wish I had more time, because this is a really fun challenge!  As I play, more ideas keep coming, but this will have to do for now.

I chose to work with the block that is in the upper left square.

Judy's Challenge 5

I am saving this file so that I can come back and play!

To see my play results from the other challenges, click on the following links:

Challenge 1
Challenge 2
Challenge 3
Challenge 4


Judy’s Challenge 4

Judy, of Virtual Quilter, posted her 4th challenge in learning to use Electric Quilt.

We were to select block designs from the previous challenges and learn to create and save libraries in EQ.  This was a good reminder for me, since I have many, many blocks from all of my EQ playtime that I have yet to organize into the library.  I have got to make time to do this!  For this lesson however, I chose a very few variations that I had from Judy’s challenges.

Judy's Challenge 4

Challenge 1
Challenge 2
Challenge 3


The second part of Challenge 4 was to use the blocks to design a quilt.

I stalled out, since I couldn’t see how these blocks could work together.

Today, I made myself sit down and play with them.  How could I know if I could make them work together if I don’t try?

Turns out that I could use more time to play.  This was fun!

The above are a nice starting point…similar…the block placement is merely reversed.  I like the depth created.

Judy's Challenge 4

I experimented with simply alternating blocks to visually see how they would look set side by side.

Judy's Challenge 4

Judy's Challenge 4

Judy's Challenge 4

I am really liking these floating ‘bow ties’!  Maybe that is because my leader/enders are bow tie blocks.

Judy's Challenge 4

Judy's Challenge 4

Then I tried experimenting with featuring a block and using another block for the background.

Judy's Challenge 4

Judy's Challenge 4

I will be saving this file!  It is worth coming back to and playing some more.  There are definite possibilities here!  Especially when one begins to play with color, value, adding and deleting lines to create more blocks!

Thanks for pushing me, Judy!


Judy’s Challenge 3

Judy, of Virtual Quilter, posted her 3rd challenge in learning to use Electric Quilt.

We were to choose a kaleidoscope block, one made from many sections, and choose a fabric collection to play with.  I chose the Faceted Star block and  Modern Marks fabric by Christa Watson.

This was a great exercise!  By playing with value/contrast, the block could be made to look so different without ever adding another block or more fabric. 

With more play time, I could have come up with more variations, but here is what I have done with this challenge:

Judy's challenge 3

And just to see two of the many possibilites:

Judy's challenge 3

Judy's challenge 3

This was fun!

The Beauty of a Snowstorm

There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring,  summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the  winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.  ~Ruth Stout

These photos are views of my yard and were taken the morning after a snowstorm last week. 

Enjoy (especially for my friend, Judy)! 







Every mile is two in winter.  ~George Herbert

Judy’s Surprise

Judy Butcher, over at Virtual Quilter, offered an Electric Quilt project file with her designs to anyone who asks.

I sweetly asked and Judy delivered this:

Super 7s 45 2

So I changed the color and switched a block.  Here’s my version:

Super 7s 45 3

Surprise Judy!