MachineQuilting

Spitzenstücke

Spitzenstücke

This small wall quilt was sewn entirely with fabrics dyed with a technique called Sun-printing, a fun technique which whips up intricate patterns on fabric as if by magic. However, if you don’t have sun-printed fabrics at hand, don’t despair: This pattern lends itself beautifully to showcase any group of fabrics with interesting or contrasting patterns...

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Leafy Stems

Leafy Stems

The Leafy Stems motif is the last of the layers in the book cover called “Layered Leaves I”. The pattern resembles a tall and erect plant with a lot of fairly large, rounded leaves. The motif is meant to be free-motion machine quilted. It is a continuous line pattern with a simple and attractive possibility to “end” the pattern.... (30 August 2011)

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Layered Leaves I (Book Cover)

It is widely acknowledged in the quilting world that keeping a sketchbook is a very good idea. In the best case, this sketchbook travels with you everywhere and is the last thing you “speak” to in the evening and the first to be told about your dreams when you wake up in the morning. It is evident that a confidante of such importance must be adequately dressed.

Feeling autumn already creeping up on us from every angle, we thought that falling leaves would be a very nice motif for our book cover. But as we are still a little reluctant to accept that summer is preparing for its final curtain of this year, we chose leaves in funky colours and gave them an interesting and multi-facetted environment.

The result is a surface which doesn’t reveal all its layers at once. The colour play fools the eye of the onlooker and only at second glance is it evident that the background fabric is actually black... (18 August 2011)

Interactive 9Patch

Interactive 9Patch

...for a long time we have wanted to create a quilt that can be changed by the people looking at it! It took us some months to come up with a concept that might achieve the desired effect and this is the result: A huge Ninepatch “block” made up of nine small, framed quilts whose (machine quilted) quilt lines seem to travel across the space between the individual blocks... (10 August 2011)

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Four – Ships

Four – Ships

Sesterces are meant to be quick creative activities which allow us to try one or more techniques in a small project. For us, this usually serves the purpose of focusing our minds on whether to include new techniques in our Techniques section or not. The “Four – Ships” Sesterce is a great example because it uses three different colour manipulation techniques: Sunprinting, frottage and stencilling... (8 August 2011)

Le piqué-libre – 72 nouveaux blocs

Le piqué-libre

Free-motion machine quilting is an important technique which we’d recommend every quilter to make an integral part of her individual repertoire. Once you have moved beyond the ubiquitous meander patterns, you might start looking for other motifs to vary the texture and visual impact of your quilts.

“Le piqué-libre – 72 nouveaux blocs” by Dijanne Cevaal which was published in 2010 by the French publisher “Editions de Saxe” could come in very handy here. Actually there is another book called “Le piqué-libre – 72 blocs d’inspiration” published in 2008, but unfortunately it is out of print... (28 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 (The 5 Belles)

Die 5 Grazien (The 5 Belles)

The 5 Belles were inspired by our latest acquisitions for our Accuquilt GO! fabric cutter. Among the available dies, there are several very pretty flower designs and we wanted to try them all in one project. Should you neither own an Accuquilt GO! fabric cutter with the dies used here, nor have access via one of your quilting friends, don’t despair: We have designed five “graceful” flower motifs for you to download (see next article in this book). And you could of course always design your own Belles of the meadow... (26 June 2011)

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Milwaukee Machine Quilting Show

Date: 
8. August 2011 (All day) - 13. August 2011 (All day)
Location: 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Event Type: 
Show
Workshop
Fair
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Show focusing on machine quilting with wearable arts contest, fashion show, auction, classes, quilt show and vendor mall.

Description: 

Show focusing on machine quilting with wearable arts contest, fashion show, auction, classes, quilt show and vendor mall.

Quilt show and vendor mall are open from 10 August till 13 August.

Venue:

Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center

4747 S. Howell Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53207

USA

Firmament

Firmament

The design for the Firmament quilt was created during a particularly boring meeting at one of our former employers which, as usual, didn’t have any useful outcome. Except of course the Firmament blocks and quilt setting!

The quilt block and the quilt are wonderful for using up a huge quantity of scraps. This version of the quilt uses up a total of 1,288 multicoloured half square triangles, 912 background half square triangles and 240 half square triangles and 148 squares in black... (12 June 2011)

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