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sewwjudy 03-08-2011 05:20 AM

Spectacular! It's beautiful. I'd love to make one if I had a pattern.

Rachelcb80 03-08-2011 05:27 AM

I really love it but like a few other posters, the center just doesn't seem to flow to me. It seems to compete with the design around it. Maybe some floral applique that encorporates the applique used on the four corners of the center?

I'm sure whatever you decide though it will be lovely. Your quilts always are!

As a side note, I am learning to love my EQ7. I didn't like it at first, but now that I learned how to create my own blocks, I like it a lot more. You've inspired me to cruise through the library a little more though! :)

bgullett 03-08-2011 05:28 AM

Very nice, great job!

nabobw 03-08-2011 05:32 AM

Wow I wish I could use my EQ like that

CayinSC 03-08-2011 05:37 AM

If you would teach that it would be well worth the ticket to England! I am awestruck!

quiltingaz 03-08-2011 05:39 AM

That is beautiful. Wish I had EQ, I have to draw on paper. Looking forward to the day I can afford that but just finished paying for machine.

Chay 03-08-2011 05:40 AM

Magnificent. Please post as you progress if you decide to make this quilt.

Tweety2911 03-08-2011 05:43 AM

I agree. Your design is stunning. Batiks would be gorgeous in this design. I will be watching for your progress as well.

SandraD 03-08-2011 05:43 AM

That is amazing! It's also a pattern I would love to have!!

Maggiesmom 03-08-2011 05:45 AM

It is fantastic.

Kutnso 03-08-2011 05:51 AM

A truly gorgeous design.
Good luck, Kutnso

k3n 03-08-2011 06:00 AM


Originally Posted by QuiltswithConvicts
KAnyway, your design is beautiful. When are you going to start working on it???

Thank you! I'll start one I a) get the centre worked out because it's REALLY bugging me now :mrgreen: and b) once I can get to a shop with lots of batiks to get the fabric for it - there's one an hour or so drive from me (near Bath) that may be a good bet, or my more local lady - half an hour away, might try her first as she does 'stash packs' of batiks and this is mostly FQs and 1/8th yard pieces according to the EQ yardage - which generally errs on the side of generous in my experience. :-D Plus I have a commitment to make a wall hanging for a friend that I want to do first. So that was the looooong answer! :mrgreen: The short answer is 'soon'! :lol: :lol: :lol:

k3n 03-08-2011 06:01 AM


Originally Posted by quiltilicious
Very nice design work! If you need this done by august of this year, you'd better get started SOON! There are a LOT of pieces in that quilt! :lol:

Oh don't! Am I over ambitious do you think? :shock: :lol:

k3n 03-08-2011 06:03 AM


Originally Posted by gaigai
K, how about taking the corner blocks and putting them back to back somehow. I can see how they would look like lips if they were turned one way, but the other way, with the center small square? Oh heck, I'm not the creative one, you are. :roll: :wink:

1. you are SO creative so shu'up! :mrgreen:
2. Leave the corners be! I like them! I know that plain pat thinks they look like jaws but I thought more soaring eagles. :lol: And yes Pat, I DID ask! :mrgreen: :lol:

k3n 03-08-2011 06:06 AM


Originally Posted by barnbum
I think I like the last posted center best... but NOT that anyone would notice a problem with any of them!! ;)

Thanks K! And sewcrafty because predictable or no, you did get me working on that centre which is NOT right! :lol:

I am going to work on it some more and take out the lighter pinks and keep it dark, moody purples behind the grey. But I am liking the general effect this gives of blending the blocks in to the surrounding LCs. PLus, bear in mind that those grey areas will be FMQd and possibly even get some beadwork on them as well - this is only the 'background'. :-D

k3n 03-08-2011 06:10 AM


Originally Posted by Connie Merritt
I can't stop looking at this; it is beautiful. How, how, how did you do this???????? This one will not leave my wishful longing.

This is two blocks from the EQ6 library (I have that version NOT 7), a twisted log cabin then an offcentre log cabin. I messed about with the placement of these blocks until I got to this then started adding colours. The applique is just to give an impression and is another design from EQ's library - when I come to make it I will draw my own applique pattern which will be probably slightly more graphic and less 'bitty' than this but this was the closest I could find in the library. I prefer to draw my applique designs on paper with pencil although it's perfectly possible to do that in EQ as well. :-D If you don't have EQ, you can find free twisted log cabin foundation patterns online and regular log cabins as well. There's no reason why you couldn't draft something like this with pencil and paper. :D

k3n 03-08-2011 06:14 AM


Originally Posted by Rachelcb80
I really love it but like a few other posters, the center just doesn't seem to flow to me. It seems to compete with the design around it. Maybe some floral applique that encorporates the applique used on the four corners of the center?

I'm sure whatever you decide though it will be lovely. Your quilts always are!

As a side note, I am learning to love my EQ7. I didn't like it at first, but now that I learned how to create my own blocks, I like it a lot more. You've inspired me to cruise through the library a little more though! :)

Thanks Rachel - I HAD thought about applique in the centre as well but didn't really want it to look like a medallion quilt with borders but rather an overall design. I think a central applique would have that effect. If I can't work out the central part so it DOES flow better, I may come back to that idea though! :-D
Thanks so much everyone for your comments so far - it is really helpful because I've stared at it so long I can't even 'see' it anymore and you all have given me a fresh perspective.

Those asking for the pattern, I might come up with something after I've made it myself, we'll see. I was unaware it would create so much interest. :D

k3n 03-08-2011 06:15 AM


Originally Posted by CayinSC
If you would teach that it would be well worth the ticket to England! I am awestruck!

If you can get here, I can teach you! :D

Lori S 03-08-2011 06:32 AM

Its spectacular!!! I LOVE IT!

NUTMEG10 03-08-2011 06:38 AM

Oh this is beyound words. Breath taking. Looks very difficult. How do you come up with such great designs?

katlady 03-08-2011 06:41 AM

Awesome design. WOW!!!!

Donna P 03-08-2011 06:48 AM

I dont know anythign about EQ but that is stunning....just beautiful

k3n 03-08-2011 06:48 AM

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Are you fed up with me yet? :mrgreen: :lol:

OK I put some black in the centre section and darkened up the purple parts - the aim is to integrate this section more with the overall design and get away from the blocky non flowing effect of the first version. I also quite like the 'floating' effect that the black gives, as if this is a Moorish fretwork panel? Fanciful ain't I? :lol:

Anyway, thoughts? Preferences? :-D

k3n 03-08-2011 06:53 AM


Originally Posted by NUTMEG10
Oh this is beyound words. Breath taking. Looks very difficult. How do you come up with such great designs?

Thank you. I don't know, it's just fiddling about until I see something I like. :-D But these twisted log cabin blocks fascinate me. If you flip and rotate them you can get some great effects and then if you experiment with fabric placement rather than making the block symmetrical, you can create secondary designs across the quilt. It's fun, it's just like doodling but with quilt blocks. :-D

ladydi64 03-08-2011 07:21 AM

WOW it's fantastic will look forward to pic's on your progress. I think you have a winner.

sandpat 03-08-2011 07:22 AM

Pretty pretty k!!!! I just love playing with the program and this layout is stunning! I'll be around to naaa.....er, um, encourage!!! LOL!!!

Sallyflymi 03-08-2011 07:39 AM


Originally Posted by suesofine
WOW, what's not to love about it. Wish there were a tutorial on how you did that.

Yes, please. Sure would love to do this one. Beautiful quilt

Rhonda 03-08-2011 07:41 AM

It's beautiful K!! Will be looking forward to seeing it in real life!

gaigai 03-08-2011 07:59 AM


Originally Posted by Rachelcb80
I really love it but like a few other posters, the center just doesn't seem to flow to me. It seems to compete with the design around it. Maybe some floral applique that encorporates the applique used on the four corners of the center?

I'm sure whatever you decide though it will be lovely. Your quilts always are!

Oooh, yes, applique in the center!!! That would be great!!

And I TOTALLY agree with the last sentence. I'll love it whatever you decide!!

Vickymomof6 03-08-2011 07:59 AM

It "fits" the bill to a tee.

ChildoftheUniverse 03-08-2011 08:05 AM

I love everything about it... can't wait to see the progression... a inspiration in each posting.

gaigai 03-08-2011 08:07 AM


Originally Posted by k3n

Originally Posted by gaigai
K, how about taking the corner blocks and putting them back to back somehow. I can see how they would look like lips if they were turned one way, but the other way, with the center small square? Oh heck, I'm not the creative one, you are. :roll: :wink:

1. you are SO creative so shu'up! :mrgreen:
2. Leave the corners be! I like them! I know that plain pat thinks they look like jaws but I thought more soaring eagles. :lol: And yes Pat, I DID ask! :mrgreen: :lol:

No, no, not CHANGE the corner blocks, just DUPLICATE them in the center is what I meant.

But then I was looking at it again and thought, (and I don't even know if this is possible, mind you) What if you made the twisted logs to form like twisted spiral balls that interlock--like spirals that make a round. Boy that's hard to describe. With the cool little diamonds converging into a square or diamond in the center. ROFLMAO!!!

Caroline S 03-08-2011 08:08 AM

It is a beautiful design. Can't wait to see the progress pics. NAG, NAG :thumbup:

BJ SewKkrazzy 03-08-2011 08:11 AM

Fabulous!

quilting librarian 03-08-2011 08:12 AM

Wow - that is absolutely stunning! Batiks? Wow! Please post your progress! Love the design and the dark colors. It's out of this world!

Arleners 03-08-2011 08:16 AM

Wonderful design!

Ann912 03-08-2011 08:19 AM

Oh my goodness it's absolutely beautiful!!!!

Ziva 03-08-2011 08:25 AM

It is so beautiful!! Love it.

thimblebug6000 03-08-2011 08:35 AM

As I was having trouble popping back & forth to view them, I copied & pasted them all onto one page (hope that's okay) & I still like the first version the best. I think the first one has the WOW factor going for it, and this one is more a traditional looking center. JMHO

redeagle 03-08-2011 08:45 AM

What a piece of art!!


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