Archive for October, 2009

Something I’ve been working on this week.


I’m thinking those borders may be a little ‘heavy’ for the design.

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Sorry – no post yesterday – teenage son refused to go to school so the internet was confiscated, even before I got a chance to use it! I hope today’s offering helps make up for it.


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Another quilt from a previous series. You can start to see circles around the 4 central sashing squares can’t you?


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Following on from yesterday’s quilt, Jill had a query about how the scallop border was drawn in EQ. Here’s my reply to her and a couple of pictures for those of you thinking the same thing.

This quilt uses a simple Easydraw scallop unit (which is not the traditional applique scallop which is drawn in Patchdraw and uses the height to length ratio equation which becomes quite tricky). To my way of thinking, for this design it doesn’t really matter how you draw them as long as they are accurate and you can print out a template to assist you in the construction technique.

I started with a 5 x 5″ block in Easydraw. 5 snap to grid points horizontal and vertical. Drew an arc across at the 2″ and an arc at the 3″ mark and then inserted this into blocks around the outside of my quilt.

The corner blocks are also drawn with arcs started at the 2″ and 3″ marks but on adjacent sides. These arcs were then flattened out quite a bit!

ScalBorder copy

and the corner unit


I hope this is clear to all and helps those interested in The Scallop. lol

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Perhaps a different sort of twist?


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Perhaps you like to see your fans with a twist!


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Another quilt in my series working with blocks. Simple blocks can look simply stunning repeated and with a little extra detail in the border you’ve an eye catching quilt.


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Once you get the hang of it fan blocks are quickly made. If you would like to start practising I have (I think – fingers crossed ) included a pattern for a 12in block here. For those experienced in patchwork I am also including an 8in block here . It is possible to sew some seams by machine to help speed up the assembly process. It’s a simple block and a handy option if you are looking for a project to carry with you. Good luck!


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The impact of a linked design across a whole quilt can hold a lot of visual appeal.


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I like the central block so much I decided to try it in one of my other designs and I still  think it looks great lol!


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