World Without End Variation

World Without End Variation by Amy Friend

I just returned home from Quilt Market in Houston, Texas.  Sizzix debuted their new die, “World Without End,” at market and asked me to design a modern quilt using the die for their booth.  A quick Google search will show you a broad range of World Without End quilts, most of them more traditional.  I spent a bit of time playing around with different designs and settled on this, what appears to be interlocking rings.  I set the strip off with negative space.  I quilted in concentric circles using Aurifil thread, beginning in the center of the strip, the deepest orange section, which is not the center of the quilt.  I like the added movement that the quilting provides as well as the texture that blends in the heavy piecing with lots of seams and the negative space.  The Kona colors I used here are Silver, Graphite, Charcoal, Sunny, School Bus, and Kumquat.

World Without End Variation by Amy Friend

I used a Madrona Road print for the backing.  I like how the punch of orange on the back livens it up a bit.

World Without End Variation Detail by Amy FriendWhen I start circular quilting, I like to cut a perfect circle out of contact paper or freezer paper and then adhere the circle to the quilt and stitch around it.  Then I remove the paper circle and use the guide on my walking foot , set to about 1″ and stitch the remaining circles.

World Without End Variation by Amy Friend

I’m happy to be able to share this quilt and die with you now!  It’s available for purchase here and this quilt pattern is offered for free right here. The finished quilt measures 60″ square.  Each pieced unit is just 3″ finished!



  1. i really like this one, Amy. Too bad I don’t have a Sizzix.

  2. This is gorgeous, Amy!!! Such a modern feel from a traditional block… they almost look like bats so it’s seasonally appropriate also:-)

  3. It’s awesome kiddo…love, love, love it!!

  4. And another beautifully Modern Quilt using a traditional source. Wonderful work!

  5. Your design is amazing! This quilt is absolutely gorgeous.

  6. Love that! Looks great! Very fresh and modern:)

  7. Another beauty!! I really like how you played with those solids and the quilting just sets it!
    Really really cool!

  8. It’s a beautiful modern twist on the pattern. I know this block as tippecanoe and I love it. I love how you placed the colours and your quilting works so well with the pointy blocks. I did not realize you did circles instead of a spiral, thats a lot of ends to sort out.

  9. Love this! Great, great quilt!!

  10. I really love this design ~ makes me think of birds ~ crows.
    I think I’m going to have to get a Sizzix ~ darn it anyway.

  11. Oooh, that’s a beauty! The layout is such a nice balance of interest and simplicity. That’s a block I would enjoy!

  12. Oh, this is FABULOUS………….Love the colors and the circular stitching!

  13. Holy amazingness! The translucent look of the colors you’ve chosen is fantastic! I love this quilt and I’ve pinned it to my “Quilty Goodness” board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you’d like:

  14. Margaret A says:

    I love this! Absolutely LOVE the design, and the quilting is amazing! I’m really happy to see Sizzix expanding it’s quilt-adaptable dies. This die has to be the next one I purchase. 🙂

  15. Well it has a rather fatalistic name, but it looks fab 🙂

  16. I LOVE this quilt. Since I don’t have a Sizzlx, I found a paper-piecing pattern that should work. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  17. This is a really beautiful quilt, Amy!

  18. I just found this on pinterest and I love it! what a fabulous design, gorgeous finished quilt and it even looks really fun to piece. Thanks for the link to the pattern.

  19. Paula K. says:

    good for you Amy
    Paula K.

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