MachineQuilting

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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Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Scraps have played a prominent role here at Quilt around the World almost from the very beginning. You only have to read the articles in the Scrap Management book (A book at Quilt around the World is a set of instructions with its own table of contents. Most books can be found in the projects section, but most articles in the technique section are also organized as books.) and you’ll know that we are really passionate about really small shapes cut from leftovers “normal” people would probably throw away... (14 April 2011)

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Wholecloth

Wholecloth

The top of a wholecloth quilt or cushion is not pieced, but made from one piece of fabric. The only decorative elements are the quilt stitches which often form very elaborate stitches... (19 March 2011)

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Sterntaler

Sterntaler Sesterce

The Sterntaler Sesterce has many sources of inspiration.

First of all, we have always been interested in the process of weaving. Of course, our visit to the Weavers’ Market in Haslach in summer 2010 contributed to our renewed enthusiasm for weaving. ;-) Luckily, we have managed so far NOT to bring a real loom back to the flat.

And we are always looking for new ideas to use up even the most humble cut offs produced while working on “serious” projects. If you have already read the articles on Scrap Management , you are familiar with this hobby of our’s... (25 and 26 January 2011)

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Thornbush Quilting Motif

Thornbush Quilting Motif

The Thornbush Quilting Motif was designed for the Jacobi Rose Cushion. It is a continuous line quilting motif and can be free motion machine quilted without great difficulty. Its axis – the stem from which the thorns stick out – curves in large meanders over the surface. The thorns are quilted twice in a to and fro motion... (24 January 2011)

Old fashioned?

Old fashioned?

Nowadays handquilting could be seen as a little outdated. With so many affordable longarm quilting services around and even home sewing machines are given wider and wider throats with each new model, it could seem logical to go with the flow and arrive in the 21st century. Why bother to put stitch after laboured stitch into a quilt by hand? Struggling over thick seams, developing calluses on several fingers at the same time and still pricking them painfully every now and then... (originally published on 21 January 2011)

Simple Rose Quilting Motif

Simple Rose Quilting Motif

The Simple Rose Quilting Motif is not meant to be traced on a quilt top and quilted exactly as drawn in our pattern… (29 December 2010)

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Jacobi Rose Cushion

Jacobi Rose Cushion

Jutta and Johann love the Auer Dult, a fair, dating back to the 14th century,that is held in Munich three times a year. It is not only a place where you can stuff yourself with not very healthy, yet wonderfully delicious food, but also a treasure trove of inspiration and an excellent source of vintage and antique fabrics, lace and ribbons… (originally published on 27 December 2010)

Assembly of the Unfolding Book Cover

Unfolding

We have chosen a fairly simple background for our Confetti Picture Unfolding. The dark blue backdrop seams to make it really pop out from the book itself...

Unfolding (Block)

Unfolding (Block)

The Unfolding block turned out to be both a great surprise and a lot of fun...

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