Red

Rot-Weiss

Rot-Weiss

Red and white quilts have been popular for centuries. Very often associated with the New England states, they offer stark contrasts and clearly defined geometrics while projecting warmth and tradition...

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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)

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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Martha-Quilt

Martha-Quilt

The Martha-Quilt is the result of an inspirational process which started with the May block of the American Impressions BOM series. That block triggered a bonus block with Martha Washington’s portrait as a line embroidery motif. And the bonus block demanded an attractive setting so as not to join other solo blocks in the orphan block container awaiting an uncertain future.

The personality of Martha Washington herself also boosted motivation for this quilt. Her biography is an interesting and very instructive read and we thought that this proud and brave Virginian more than deserved this small tribute in cloth... (20 July 2011)

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Crossed Stems

Crossed Stems

This classic appliqué block which we have named “Crossed Stems” is the second appliqué block in the “American Impressions” BOM series. Like its predecessor, the Pomegranate block, this block owes its inclusion to an important historical landmark in Virginia: George Washington Birthplace... (28 June 2011)

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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Needle Book

Needle Book

... we decided to create a needle book. Our version is really easy to make, and extremely useful. Our outer cover is a work sample left over from the picture series made for “Crazy Quilting by Hand”, but there is a great variety of other options: a piece of fabric with an interesting pattern, an orphan block, a Confetti picture and much, much more... (18 March 2011)

Netbook Cover

Netbook Cover

Felt is a great material. It is easy to work with, the edges don’t fray, it is durable and, provided its thick enough, shock absorbent. In short: a great choice to make covers for sensitive electronic equipment. Felt also comes in great varieties of colour and quality. There is the really cheap variety sold in craft shops. On the other side of the price range, you can find exquisite wool felt soft enough to make clothes from... (14 March 2011)

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Bonus: Lady of the Lake Cushion

Bonus: Lady of the Lake Cushion

At Quilt around the World, all patterns are explained in a lot of detail and include pictures for every important step. This means that for quilts that come to us already in a finished or semi-finished state, we re-sew all parts as necessary.

This was the case for the Lady of the Lake quilt. The top was almost finished when we bought it. The Lady of the Lake block is not very difficult to make, but still has some interesting details that needed to be documented properly. So we made a sample block to make the “photo shooting” and verify the appropriate measurements... (11 March 2011)

Harlekin

Harlekin

The design process for the Harlekin quilt started with the multicoloured striped fabric we used in the four patch blocks. We had only a very limited quantity of each fabric which had been sitting in our stash for quite some time. Moreover, before this project, we had not found working with striped fabrics very easy.

We complemented the striped fabrics, which by the way are Kaffe Fassett fabrics, with cotton fabrics which have a different coloured warp and weft threads. The effect is stunning: The colour seems to change when you look at the fabrics from different angles... (originally published on 27 January 2011)

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