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Scrap Championships

Scrap Championships

We have been toying with the idea for months. And now we will put it into action: We will hold our own very personal championships! The “we” in this case being only Jutta because Johann is more interested in designing quilts than in producing minute pieces of fabric. The advantage of having a one woman show in this case is obvious however: We already know who the winner will be... ;-)... (10 March 2011)

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Star Cross Block

Star Cross Block

The Star Cross block is basically a 7 by 7 grid block. However, if you look closely and consult with the quilt police, you will come to the conclusion that it is really a 14 by 14 grid block. It is part of a quilt based on 7 by 7 grids that will be published in a few months here on Quilt around the World.

With the colour setting chosen for this project, the star in this pattern is not that obvious. The cross seams to jump out of the block. No wonder: The dark green marbled fabric offers the greatest contrast to the surrounding patches while other fabrics blend in more with their environment... (9 March 2011)

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Quilt

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Quilt

For a lot of people, quilt challenges are a lot of fun. For Jutta, they are not. They have rules and they have a deadline. Both things seem to put an immediate stop to any creative flow which might have been there before.

But still, peer pressure can be quite persuasive. So when a lot of her friends signed up for the 2009 Fabric Challenge, she did likewise. Two very different flowery prints had to be used in a small textile object which should measure no more than 50 cm (ca. 20”) square at each side.... (originally published on 25 February 2011)

Harlekin Sashing Corner Block

Harlekin Sashing Corner Block

Whilst the Harlekin sashing corner blocks are not as time consuming as the sashing blocks described in the previous section, they are a little more complicated to sew. The block itself is again a simple Hourglass block. However, the use of striped fabric makes it necessary to apply a little care when cutting the squares for the quarter square triangles used in this block... (originally published on 21 February 2011)

Bonus: Windblown Square

Windmill

Playing around with blocks for the BOM and with pictures from the QuiltZeitReise 2010 at the same time made us think of ways to combine both. As is often the case we didn’t find exactly what we were looking for but our archive produced this photo of a windmill from a previous US visit... (7 February 2011)

Harlekin Block

Harlekin Block

The Harlekin block is an easy block that can be cut and sewn very quickly.

In our version, we used striped fabrics for the triangle units. We wanted to create the impression that the stripes in the fabrics radiate from the centre of the block. Therefore, we used a “trick” to cut the triangles... (originally published on 31 January 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)

The 1” Template Free Family

1” Template Free Family

The 1 Inch Template-Free Family is not appreciably different from the 2 Inch Template-Free Family that we introduced in Techniques: Template-Free Piecing. Its members are just smaller... ;-) This is certainly not for the faint hearted: Squares with a finished size of 1” or 2.5 cm need a little time to get used to and certainly a great deal of dexterity to master... (17 January 2011)

Windblown Square

Windblown Square

The first block in the American Impressions Block of the Month series is called Windblown Square. The block was first mentioned in 1931, but we think it has been around for longer than that. Our version consists of half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles and a square. You can also make this block entirely out of half-square triangles which results in a lot more seams... (11 January 2011)

Ocean Waves Half Block

Ocean Waves Half Block

For the diagonal setting in the Ocean Waves Quilt, not only are full blocks needed, but also side and corner blocks… (13 December 2010)

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