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Turmoil

Turmoil

The Turmoil quilt combines a well-known cut twice/sew twice technique and free motion quilting to express movement, speed and – nomen est omen – turmoil...

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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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Square Surrounded

Square Surrounded

The Square Surrounded sashing block and strips belong to the Artful Crafts quilt and complement the setting of the blocks, but could very well be adjusted to any other block quilt. It is simple, yet creates a sophisticated overall design. The sashing blocks take up the layout of the sashing strip and introduce an on-point square which should be cut from fabric used in the other blocks in the quilt to create design harmony...

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143 Pyramids

143 Pyramids (Detail)

The name 143 Pyramids quilt alludes to a well known one block quilt layout called One Thousand Pyramids. The 1000 Pyramids pattern is a so called one patch quilt layout which means that each individual block consists of only one patch or one piece of cut fabric. Set side by side, a 1000 Pyramids quilt appears to consist of such a multitude of pyramids that its ambitious name seems quite appropriate...

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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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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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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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