Quilts

The word 'quilt' goes back to the old Anglo-French words 'quilte' or 'cuilte' which, in the 13th century, signified a 'mattress with soft lining'. For warm bed coverings, the word 'quilt' was first used in the late 16th century. Quilt around the World found it dificult to decide what should go into the category 'Quilts'. Only large bed quilts? Or wall hangings as well? What about table runners, pot holders and the like which are technically quilts as long as they have three layers? So, in the end we decided to include all projects in this sub menu that produce a blanket-style three-layered object used to cover beds for adults, children or dolls, sofas of any size, walls etc. Everything with some kind of additional purpose or function, such as cushions, table runners, pot holders etc., will go into a separate category.

Skiathos

Skiathos

This quilt was inspired by a bar on the Greek island of Skiathos....

Greek Inspirations

Greek Inspirations

Greece does funny things to your brain and consequently your view of all aspects of life...

ColourPlay

ColourPlay

Here, we present an interesting alternative use of Jelly Rolls: An abstract geometric „ColourPlay“ design for a triptych wallhanging solely made with precut fabric strips and inspired by the famous Bauhaus artists and architects. 

Circles and Crescents

Circles and Crescents

This quilt was inspired by the street map of Bath, the famous English spa town which enjoyed its heyday in the Regency era. The majestic Royal Crescent with its inimitable view was the birthplace of the concept behind this elegant wallhanging.

Bath Inspirations

Bath Inspirations

The name of our new wall hanging quilt project “Circles and Crescents” in various shades of red is our homage to the sunset in the famous spa town Bath in Somerset County in South West England...

Author: 
Anke B. Calzada; Jutta Hufnagel

The Hortus Conclusus Quilt

The Hortus Conclusus Quilt

The Hortus Conclusus quilt is a medallion style quilt with a traditional centre block motif called “The Castle Garden” surrounded by seven borders pieced from half-square triangles alternating with strip borders made up of fabric stripes of different widths..

Hortus Conclusus - The History and Symbolic Meaning of Enclosed “Secret” Gardens

Garden Gate

The name Hortus Conclusus, romantic title of our Hortus Conclusus Medaillon Quilt, is a Latin term an literally means “enclosed garden,” carefully laid out hidden sanctuaries which were often enclosed by fences, walls or impenetrable hedges protecting the privacy of their (noble) owners from the public or stray animals....

Author: 
Anke B. Calzada

Turmoil

Turmoil

The Turmoil quilt combines a well-known cut twice/sew twice technique and free motion quilting to express movement, speed and – nomen est omen – turmoil...

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Practice makes perfect (?)

Practice makes perfect (?)

Free-motion machine quilting is a skill which needs practice. A lot of practice. Different patterns or motifs require a variety of “techniques”, e. g. corners vs curves, continuous lines vs self-contained motifs, evenly spaced vs randomly placed lines etc...

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Lighthouse Quilt

Lighthouse Quilt

With lighthouses featuring prominently in Jutta’s travel diary “Great Lakes 2005”, it was inevitable that sooner or later we would publish a lighthouse quilt project on Quilt around the World. And here it is!

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