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Die 5 Grazien (The 5 Belles) – Finishing the Quilt

Die 5 Grazien (The 5 Belles) – Finishing the Quilt

For this quilt, deciding on the design for a label was very easy. It was quite clear that another flower would be needed here. Technique wise, we took the easy way out, too: We simply fused the flower with the label information on it to the back of the quilt... (8 July 2011)

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Flowerpower

Flowerpower

The Flower Power quilting motifs are meant for free-motion quilting. Plus they serve another purpose: The quilting stitches are also appliqué stitches as they permanently attach the grass, the stem and the flower shapes to the background fabric in the “5 Grazien” quilt. In a wallhanging, it is quite permissible to have raw edges. When a quilt is hung on a wall, there will be not much wear on it and therefore the risk of fraying is very small... (3 July 2011)

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Die 5 Grazien Assembly

Die 5 Grazien Assembly

The 5 Grazien quilt has a landscape format with sky, lots of meadow grass and five major flowers.

The quilt doesn’t have any borders and won’t have any binding visible from the front either.  The motifs just seem to float in space... (29 June 2011)

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Anpfiff (Kick-off)

Anpfiff (Kick-off)

It wouldn’t be exaggerated to call Germany a football (soccer) crazy country. When there is a major tournament, such as World or European Championships, social intercourse seems to stop for the duration. It is no longer possible to meet with friends or to get seats in your favourite Biergarten unless it doesn’t have a huge screen for the football fans to glue their eyes to.

... As Germany is host to the ladies’ 2011 Football World Championship, we thought it only right to honour all football playing women with this large-sized felt bag resembling a football pitch... (27 June 2011)

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SommerSonnenStrahlen Assembly

SommerSonnenStrahlen Assembly

The SommerSonnenStrahlen quilt has a horizontal setting with 35 Alabama blocks that are separated from each other by simple sashing strips and sashing corner squares.

The quilt centre is framed by two borders. The inner dark blue border is 2” (5 cm) wide, the outer border cut from false solid light blue fabric is 8” (20 cm) wide... (12 June 2011)

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Smart Pocket

Smart Pocket

It appears that everybody nowadays possesses a “smart phone”, a term which we actually find slightly ridiculous. If phones start to be smart, we ask ourselves where this leaves mankind. In spite of this, Quilt around the World also owns one of these gadgets because one of us thought that being able to access the internet would be absolutely vital for the protagonists behind an online magazine. ;-) Guess who doesn’t manage to get the thing online... ;-)))

Nevertheless, a “smart phone” absolutely needs a Smart Pocket... (31 May 2011)

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Labyrinth Quilt - Finishing

Labyrinth Label

Isn’t it always nice to finish a quilt? For us, it is an almost festive moment when we have put the last quilting stitch into our latest creation. Attaching the binding and the hanging sleeve is rather an anti-climax however... (31 May 2011)

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Alabama (Block)

Alabama Block

This easy block is a variation of the Log Cabin block and is based on a 9 by 9 grid. It consists of strips and corner blocks which allow a multitude of different colour settings. A dramatic and very tempting colour alternative would result if you used white and black for the strips and either multicoloured scraps or a striking colour for the squares… As with many “traditional” blocks, this block offers a huge potential for playing around... (29 May 2011)

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Finding your Way Out

Finding your Way Out

It was not altogether simple to find a suitable quilting motif for the Labyrinth quilt. The busy triangles didn’t seem to tolerate much competition in the quilting department. Yet, to content ourselves with mere outline quilting didn’t make us happy either... (6 May 2011)

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Crazy Quilting by Machine (Simple Method)

Technique

  • Iron the foundation material and cut a piece from it that is ca. 1” (2.5 cm) larger than your finished Crazy block. If this is your first attempt at Crazy Quilting, we suggest that you don’t cut the foundation piece too large.
  • Cut pieces from the fabrics you intend to use for your first Crazy block. There are only a very few rules for Crazy quilting: The first rule says that you should cut the shapes as irregular and “crazy” as possible... (original publication on 4 May 2011)
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