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Arrow Crown

Arrow Crown Block

The Arrow Crown block is one of our all time favourite blocks. It is a fairly busy block with lots of pieces and looks very good especially in larger sizes. We wouldn’t recommend making the Arrow Crown in any size smaller than 9” because the individual pieces are tiny and won’t do this proud block sufficient justice...

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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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Scrap Championships: 2nd Discipline

Scrap Championships: 2. Disziplin

The Scrap Championships are certainly nothing for the faint-hearted and it doesn’t get easier! After 75 grams of precut triangles produced during the last session, cutting half-square triangles with the Scrapmaster tool was even more of a trial of patience and endurance... (25 August 2011)

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Double Pinwheel

Double Pinwheel

The Double Pinwheel block is an easy block to sew and a perfect companion for more complicated blocks, a great addition to any sampler quilt and very useful as a sashing block or component in a border design. Despite its simplicity, the “whirling” triangles give the block a lot of dynamic and offer countless options for colour and pattern placement to achieve ever more different looks... (21 July 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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Card Trick

Card Trick

... The Card Trick block is easy to make if you cut and sew with care and accuracy. Moreover, you can choose whether you want to have two or four different “cards” in your block. Our instructions here are written for two different cards as this won’t leave any leftovers... (19 July 2011)

Firmament Corner Block

Firmament Corner Block

And here comes the corner block to complete the Firmament block family. As the border block, it was designed to continue the secondary patterns into the border area... (4 July 2011)

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Martha Washington Block

Martha Washington Bonus Block

As with previous blocks, the May 2011 block in the American Impression BOM series – the Martha Washington Star – inspired a bonus block. Or rather the personality of the United States’ first First Lady inspired us to design this very charming variation of the Sawtooth Star which is a close relative to the Martha Washington Star.... (18 June 2011)

Firmament Border Block

Firmament Border Block

This block is the border block for the Firmament quilt. It was designed to continue the secondary patterns into the border area while at the same time introducing a new design element which delineates the centre of the quilt. On its own, the block doesn’t seem to have any other use than for this quilt. But who knows? Perhaps a strip quilt variation sometime in the future when all the scraps again threaten to inundate our workroom... (16 June 2011)

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Firmament Block

Firmament Block

The Firmament block is neither complicated nor difficult to sew. It just has a lot of pieces (a total of 68 and all triangles with exception of the four black squares) which makes it perfect for very scrappy quilts. You can place scraps entirely at random, but we suggest that you help "coincidence" along a little to prevent scraps of similar colours congregating. Such colour blobs tend to stick out in a scrap quilt which is otherwise uniform in its diversity... (14 June 2011)

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