15 September 2011/ISBN: 9781844487868
by Rachel A Hyde
reading this will know the author·s name and her long association
with iris folding. But what does this have to do with the totally
different craft of quilting? Ms Gaasenbeek has put the two together
and come up with a new craft · iris quilting!
Just as in
paper iris folding you have the pattern resembling a camera iris
(nothing to do with flowers) but instead of strips you have pieces
of fabric. Some of the patterns here will be familiar to anybody
who has seen the author·s other books (many reviewed on this
site), and you can choose from kites, hedgehog, butterflies, a lantern,
tulips, yachts, topiary bay trees and abstracts. The finished pieces
are shown as wall hangings and lap quilts and look stunning. Clear
photographs and captions make the process easy enough for anybody
au fait with quilting, but this book does not teach a total beginner
what they need to know if they have no experience of this craft.
The process is described once at the start of the book and the projects
themselves are mostly words alone. It is not supposed to, because
this is a book for the intermediate quilter who wants to try something
different and it achieves this aim most effectively. See, I always
said that you could do iris folding with fabric!