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My Year of Design 2015

Sneak Preview: My Year of Design 2015

My Year of Design 2015 is over and will soon be available as book publication. Please e-mail us if you'd like to be notified when it is available.


My Year of Design 2015 is meant for all quilters of all levels. Having taken part in MYoD2014 is not a prerequisite, neither do you have to be a professional quilter or an art historian. Just be curious and join us in our creative trip back in time - another journey of thinking, designing and making.



Quilt around the World will publish an inspirational photograph each week from 10 January 2015 until 19 December 2015.....

My Year of Design - Introduction

Path to the Lighthouse

This version of My Year of Design is over. Please go to MYoD2015 to read about the second edition of My Year of Design! Moreover, we will shortly publish a book with all MYoD2014 exercises, interviews with some of the participants and some bonus material.

What My Year of Design offers:

Short exercises to push your creativity and learn new design techniques

Gallery for My Year of Design results

Online discussion with the Quilt around the World team and other MYoD participants

For all Quilt around the World paying members and special members (e. g. IBS2 participants)

Cercles et Rondelles

Cercles et Rondelles

Beaucoup d'entre vous ont probablement déjà vu ce quilt avec les brillants tissus Ruby Red d'Oakshott Fabrics, sur notre site Web, dans le magazine allemand Patchwork, dans Pinterest ou sur le stand Oakshott Fabrics au Festival of Quilts à Birmingham.

Redondeles y Curvas

Redondeles y Curvas

Muchos de ustedes probablemente han visto este quilt en los brillantes tejidos Ruby Red de Oakshott Fabrics antes, en nuestro sitio web, en la revista alemana Patchwork Magazine, en Pinterest o en el stand de Oakshott Fabrics en el Festival of Quilts en Birmingham...

Happy Tree

We wish you and your families around the world a happy and peaceful holiday season and a healthy and creative New Year 2019!

As a little gift for you we've designed this free "Happy Tree" foundation paper piecing pattern to create some very personal greeting cards and use up at least some of your green fabric scraps from IBS4..;o)

Quilt around the World Academy - Creating Templates

Quilt around the World Academy - Creating Templates

Quilt around the World Academy will accompany 49mysteries and My Year of Design 3 giving support for the realization of the designs you make within these two activities. Most of the tutorials will have restricted access, but occasionally there will be a freebie for all Quilt around the World readers.

This first tutorial offered by Quilt around the World Academy will be useful not only for 49mysteries, but also for 25connections - it gives a short overview of how to make templates from your block designs. This includes a few hints for EQ7 users how to print templates from the leading patchwork design software.



This quilt was inspired by a bar on the Greek island of Skiathos....

Greek Inspirations

Greek Inspirations

Greece does funny things to your brain and consequently your view of all aspects of life...

Konkret I - Free Pattern

Konkret I

The “Konkret I” cushion was inspired by the vanguard design concepts by the famous German Bauhaus architects and artists in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin between 1919 and 1933...

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