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Trips Around the Silk Route

Ingrid Huber has sent in some photos of her take on the Trip Around the World pattern using Oakshott fabrics she acquired at the 2015 Festival of Quilts and a dark red fabric from her stash:

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“I choose a ‘Trip around the World’ pattern and put a different colour in the center of each pattern. So I tried to highlight each of the 9 colours … I call the quilt ‘Trips around the Silk Route’ – a name very suitable for this quilt, isn’t it? In the stripes between the blocks I quilted horses, donkeys, camels and yaks wandering around the blocks  – all animals which were used for transporting goods on the Silk Route in medieval times.”

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And I managed to make three cushions from the rest.”

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Lovely to see how the shot effect translates as silk. Thanks Ingrid

Steps to Chess on the Steps

Krista of Poppyprint in Canada has designed a fabulous modern quilt (featuring as pattern of the month in MQG‘s September newsletter). Her fascinating journey to the design, Chess on the Steps, is on her blog.

“This quilt was made entirely of the new Colourshott shot cottons …”

2014-10ChessOnTheSteps2“… The quilting was all done with free-form (unmarked) lines with my Pfaff IDT (built in walking foot).  I just followed seams in the piecing and went for it.  There are 7 coordinating colours of Aurifil 30 wt thread on the quilt.  Sewing with these shot cottons is so enjoyable as the colours are beautifully saturated – at times I feel like I’m working with sari silk!”

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Just in case you’re tempted here are the swatches for the colours used

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White Sand (COTX01), Black (COTX30), Charcoal (COTX29), Vintage Silver (COTX28), Midnight Blue (COTX23), Nectarine (COTX03), Russet (COTX04), Campion (COTX05), Bizzie Lizzie (COTX12) and Snapdragon (COTX06)