Quilts

The word 'quilt' goes back to the old Anglo-French words 'quilte' or 'cuilte' which, in the 13th century, signified a 'mattress with soft lining'. For warm bed coverings, the word 'quilt' was first used in the late 16th century. Quilt around the World found it dificult to decide what should go into the category 'Quilts'. Only large bed quilts? Or wall hangings as well? What about table runners, pot holders and the like which are technically quilts as long as they have three layers? So, in the end we decided to include all projects in this sub menu that produce a blanket-style three-layered object used to cover beds for adults, children or dolls, sofas of any size, walls etc. Everything with some kind of additional purpose or function, such as cushions, table runners, pot holders etc., will go into a separate category.

Slanting Triangles

Slanting Triangles #patchwork #quilt #wallhanging

Make this wonderfully geometric quilt with its strong diagonals to showcase well contrasting fabrics. Either stay with our colour scheme or find new combinations, e. g. black & white with an accent colour, scrap fabrics on either a dark or light background or large patterns versus small patterns.

ColourPlay II

ColourPlay II  #Quilt #patchwork #design #colours #tutorial #pattern

We believe that our "ColourPlay II" quilt project is just perfect to kick off your creative New Year 2020! It's so much fun to deep-dive into your stash, experiment with various fabrics and colour placements and bring some more light and joy into your daily life!

The comprehensive 86-page tutorial is now available in English, Spanish and German... 

Easy Going - Beatrix, DE

Easy Going - Beatrix, DE

Activity: Easy Going

Name of the quilter: Beatrix

Country: Germany

Skiathos

Skiathos

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...

ColourPlay

ColourPlay

Here, we present an interesting alternative use of Jelly Rolls: An abstract geometric „ColourPlay“ design for a triptych wallhanging solely made with precut fabric strips and inspired by the famous Bauhaus artists and architects. 

Circles and Crescents

Circles and Crescents

Many of you have probably seen this quilt in Oakshott Fabrics' bright Ruby Red fabrics before, on our website, in the German Patchwork Magazine, on Pinterest or at the Oakshott Fabrics booth at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham.

Bath Inspirations

Bath Inspirations

The name of our new wall hanging quilt project “Circles and Crescents” in various shades of red is our homage to the sunset in the famous spa town Bath in Somerset County in South West England...

Author: 
Anke B. Calzada; Jutta Hufnagel

The Hortus Conclusus Quilt

The Hortus Conclusus Quilt

The Hortus Conclusus quilt is a medallion style quilt with a traditional centre block motif called “The Castle Garden” surrounded by seven borders pieced from half-square triangles alternating with strip borders made up of fabric stripes of different widths..

Hortus Conclusus - The History and Symbolic Meaning of Enclosed “Secret” Gardens

Garden Gate

The name Hortus Conclusus, romantic title of our Hortus Conclusus Medaillon Quilt, is a Latin term an literally means “enclosed garden,” carefully laid out hidden sanctuaries which were often enclosed by fences, walls or impenetrable hedges protecting the privacy of their (noble) owners from the public or stray animals....

Author: 
Anke B. Calzada
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