IBS1

All articles related to our First International Block Swap including all subsequent activities, such as the IBS1 Travelling Exhibition

Brunhilde's Quilt

Brunhilde sent us a cheerful picture of a very particular treasure hanging from her clothesline. We sure would like to be the ones to collect the laundry in her household... Whether she would get back her beautiful 3x4 IBS quilt is quite another matter

Elke's Quilt

Elke's Quilt

Elke's quilt, actually her first quilt, because we know that she must have a second package of IBS blocks stashed away somewhere ;-), sports a 3 by 4 layout with narrow red sashing. The white and red borders pick up the light background in the blocks and create a very harmonious overall effect...

Monika's Quilt

Monika's Quilt

Monika from Austria added two blocks to her team's blocks to create this extravagant quilt layout. Framed in a lot of bright red which is set off by smaller blocks, the result is a powerful and lively design which perfectly integrates the diverse blocks....

Gabriele's Quilt

Gabriele's Quilt

Gabriele made her quilt based on a 3 by 4 quilt layout, framed the blocks with dramatic-looking black sashings with red corner squares and gave the quilt a white border, again with red corner stones...

Cordula's Quilt

Cordula's Quilt

Cordula chose yet another very interesting layout for her IBS quilt and included flags for each country represented in her IBS block team. The idea to include the flags was both Cordula's and her daughter's, but Cordula says that creating the flags was more work than sewing the quilt top!

Sigrid L's Quilt

Sigrid L's Quilt

For her IBS quilt, Sigrid from Germany grouped the blocks into colours: the left column of her IBS tryptich contains all the purely red and white blocks, the middle column feature blocks including also blue and the right column carries three blocks with a more autumnal colour scheme...

Ulrike T's Quilt

Ulrike T's Quilt

Ulrike from Germany sent us a "real" picture of her IBS quilt along with a real and really beautiful letter. In a time where we all communicate through e-mails, text messaging, social networks and what not, it is an extraordinary pleasure to get "real" mail for a change! And pictures of finished IBS quilts are nearly as good as receiving block packages... or is it the other way round? ;-)

Michaela's Quilt: A Quilter's World

A Quilter's World

Michaela's quilt "A Quilter's World" is an extravagant and very much "out of the box" creation which simply takes our breaths away...

Anke and Tití's Quilt Top

Anke and Tití's Quilt Top

This quilt top makes the IBS motto of quilting without borders a reality. It is a joint project by Anke (living in Germany) and her Argentinian mother-in-law Tití...

Jutta's Quilt Top

Jutta's Quilt Top

The idea for this quilt layout hit Jutta while waiting for her take-away fried rice after a long day at the office...

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