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Welsh Inspirations (Cushion)

Welsh Inspirations (Cushion)

Since their first trip to Wales and the Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre, Jutta and Johann have been huge fans of Welsh quilts and their striking quilting patterns. The celtic heritage and the rich texture created by the overall designs make Welsh Quilts a feast for the eye....

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Do You Remember the Seagreen Quilt?

Seagreen

Quite some time ago we presented the Seagreen project, a quilt designed to showcase several different feather handquilting motifs...

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Lighthouse Block

Lighthouse Block

The Lighthouse block is a very busy block with lots of individual pieces. All the pieces are triangles, most of them half-square triangles with some quarter-square triangles thrown in...

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Lighthouse Quilt

Lighthouse Quilt

With lighthouses featuring prominently in Jutta’s travel diary “Great Lakes 2005”, it was inevitable that sooner or later we would publish a lighthouse quilt project on Quilt around the World. And here it is!

Herzstück

Herzstück

As with the Spitzenstücke quilt, the name of its quilting pattern is also a play on words in German. Herzstück could be interpreted as “heart piece”, but usually denotes the core of something. The inspiration came from the patterns on the fabrics we used in the quilt which were created by Sunprinting. The faux lace created very interesting contrasts on the fabrics and by outline quilting them, this contrast was even more emphasized resulting in a 3D effect...

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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)

Feather Swag

Feather Swag

We included this challenging feather swag for advanced hand quilters. Feathers are a challenge for every quilter, no matter how much or little experience she or he has, simply because they are a lot of work and require patience and endurance. The feather swag for the Martha Quilt is particularly demanding because the border is narrow. The pattern becomes very intricate and requires small and even stitches... (26 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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Seagreen, or: How to Create a Handquilting Sampler

Seagreen

The idea for this project was born while contemplating the many beautiful quilting stencils we have acquired over the years. We have always considered quilting stencils a fairly inoffensive item on a quilter’s shopping list: Quilting stencils are comparatively inexpensive, very durable and can be used for years and years.

However, very often a shop-bought quilting stencil just doesn’t fit a new quilt’s requirements exactly and “own designs” take centre stage. Of course, being creative is a good thing, but what about all those lovely patterns sitting around quietly waiting to be used... (21 June 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)

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