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