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MYoD - Week 02 - juhu

MYoD - Week 02 - juhu

User name of the quilter: juhu

Name of the exercise: Everything but 90° (calendar week 02)

MYoD - Week 02 - crazy log cabin

User name of the quilter: crazy log cabin

Name of the exercise: Everything but 90°

Square Surrounded

Square Surrounded

The Square Surrounded sashing block and strips belong to the Artful Crafts quilt and complement the setting of the blocks, but could very well be adjusted to any other block quilt. It is simple, yet creates a sophisticated overall design. The sashing blocks take up the layout of the sashing strip and introduce an on-point square which should be cut from fabric used in the other blocks in the quilt to create design harmony...

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Houston

Houston

The Houston block is an original design combining the classic and all-time favourite Lone Star with the equally popular Log Cabin patterns. As with all the other previous BOM blocks, we used reproduction fabrics in rather demure colours, but the block would certainly look stunning in more riotous colour combinations... (5 September 2011)

Artful Crafts

Artful Crafts

The name of this quilt alludes to the Arts & Crafts Movement which started in the UK during the second half of the 19th century. One of the most important members of this group of artists was William Morris. His designs for wallpaper and soft furnishings have inspired  fabric designers ever since and in recent years there have been collections of quilt fabric based on William Morris’s designs.... (31 August 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)

Virginia Reel

Virginia Reel

This month’s block, the Virginia Reel, was chosen for several reasons. First of all, it served as “logo” for QuiltTimeTravel 2010, the quilt trip Jutta organized together with her friend Carola for a group of German and Swiss quilters. Secondly, it is a very versatile block which offers many options for different colour placements which then create stunningly different overall quilt patterns.

You are probably familiar with the block as such, but might rather know it under the name of “Snail Trail” or “Square on Square”... (15 April 2011)

Foundation Piecing

Foundation Piecing

Foundation Piecing is a versatile technique and an important element in a quilter’s repertoire. Foundation piecing makes it possible to sew complex blocks with incredibly small patches and perfect points. The sewing is done using a foundation that depicts the block and indicates the sequence the individual pieces will be joined to the block. Some foundations are removed after sewing, some remain in the quilt forever... (22 February 2011)

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