your quilting skills with this innovative book and see how
some of today's top designers work. Learn seven new techniques
and use the enclosed patterns to make sixteen beautiful modern
is a lot in here and it is all rather entertaining to read,
a bit like a magazine in places. As well as the projects we
get in insight into the way twelve designers work and how
they put their ideas together, a change from having a book
with one author. Each project introduces a designer with a
short bio, a few pictures of their work and step-by-step instructions
on how to make the item. Make quilts while learning how to
do raw edge, turned edge, reverse, bias tape, free form as
well as the basic type of appliqué, all of which are
described in staged photographs. Learning new techniques is
easiest when you are making an actual item and the chatty
style of the instructions makes it seem fun and more accessible.
All the pieces in here are modern; colorful innovative quilts
that have a true "designer" look to them and are
sure to appeal to people who think traditional quilts look
traditional. Not that this is all edgy; expect
lush florals and plenty of nature-inspired pieces such as
the squirrel block and lovely broderie perse floral ring.
Even non-quilters can find ideas that have all sorts of other
applications, and I enjoyed the freer way of working than
many more conventional quilting books. A book to make you
think outside the box.
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try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.