Harlekin

Krinoline (Quilting Motif)

Krinoline (Quilting Motif)

The Krinoline is one of the oldest joyrides on the famous Oktoberfest in Munich. When it was first opened to the public in the 1920s, it was a sensation. Reminiscent of the huge hoop skirts ladies used to wear in the 1860s, the Krinoline really seems to dance to the Waltz rhythm played by the brass band which luckily hasn’t been replaced by a CD player. When you next pay a visit to the Oktoberfest, do take a ride in the Krinoline... (2 April 2011)

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Double Grid (Quilting Motif)

Double Grid (Quilting Motif)

The Harlekin quilt is quilted entirely by hand which, in such a large quilt, is an ambitious endeavour. Therefore, the quilt patterns chosen for this quilt leave it to you how much work you would like to do. The overall design consists of several components and you are free to decide yourself how much quilting you would like to do.... (13 March 2011)

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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... (31 January 2011)

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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... (27 January 2011)

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