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Quilt Improv

Author : Lucie Summers
ISBN : 9781446361603
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 53.50 MB
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Take inspiration from simple objects to create 12 beautiful, contemporary quilt blocks. Create original quilts from each block design and adapt them to your own style. Learn how to interpret print, pattern and shapes into unique quilting ideas and experiment with a range of innovative techniques for impressive, professional results. Covers techniques such as square piecing, basket weave, half-square triangles, chevrons, quarter circles and portholes.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

East Meets West Quilts

Author : Patricia Belyea
ISBN : 9781683351146
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 27.93 MB
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Improv quilting, in which quilt designs emerge organically as fabric is cut and stitched, is simple, popular, and fun. In this book, expert quilter Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction and shares her appealing Quilt Manifesto of five simple rules. While providing quilters with a starting point, the fifth rule of the Manifesto, “Break any rule you like,â€? opens the door to creative freedom. (However, the solid instructions allow even the rule-breakers to create beautiful quilts on the first try). Fourteen projects combine authentic Japanese yukata cottons and contemporary fabrics; each is finished with bold hand-stitching. The quilt-making process is presented in detail, and each quilt shows the irresistible wabi-sabi influence of Japanese design. The sense of discovery in each project is inspiring and out of the ordinary.
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The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters

Author : Sherri Lynn Wood
ISBN : 9781683351887
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 24.60 MB
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Forget step-by-step instructions and copycat designs. In The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, Sherri Lynn Wood presents a flexible approach to quilting that breaks free of old paradigms. Instead of traditional instructions, she presents 10 frameworks (or scores) that create a guiding, but not limiting, structure. To help quilters gain confidence, Wood also offers detailed lessons for stitching techniques key to improvisation, design and spontaneity exercises, and lessons on color. Every quilt made from one of Wood’s scores will have common threads, but each one will look different because it reflects the maker’s unique interpretation. Featured throughout the book are Wood’s own quilts and a gallery of contributor works chosen from among the hundreds submitted when she invited volunteers to test her scores during the making of this groundbreaking work.
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Stash Statement

Author : Kelly Young
ISBN : 9781604689419
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 25.19 MB
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Welcome to structured improvisation, where there's a plan in place...but still plenty of room to play! Learn three methods for sewing together rectangles, squares, strips, and even the tiniest fabric scraps to create new yardage; then use the resulting scrappy fabrics in a dozen dazzling step-by-step quilt patterns. Start by working with just one color at a time to get the hang of improv piecing. Soon you'll progress to mixing colors and prints in scrap-packed quilts that will give a happy home to every piece of fabric you've ever saved!
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Create Your Own Improv Quilts

Author : Rayna Gillman
ISBN : 9781617454455
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 26.69 MB
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A natural follow-up to the best-selling Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts, this book applies Rayna's no rules, no mistakes, no worries style to modern quilting. Starting with strips and geometric shapes, you'll cut and sew without patterns, required yardage, or complicated diagrams. This freeing method lets you create modern quilts organically as you follow your instincts, ask "what if...?", and experiment with scale, color, value, and placement.
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Improvising Tradition

Author : Alexandra Ledgerwood
ISBN : 9781620335321
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 56.36 MB
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Improvisational piecing methods anchored within traditional quilting designs. Improvising Tradition pairs improvisationally pieced elements with more structured, and perhaps more familiar, quilt patterns to create projects that share a fresh, clean, and modern aesthetic. Author Alexandra Ledgerwood introduces readers to three basic improv piecing techniques: strip sets, piecing improvised strata, and slice and insert, then marries them with traditional quilting designs such as log cabins, coin and bar quilts, and even Hawaiian quilts. By using improvised elements within traditional patchwork quilt designs, Alexandra merges new and old quilting styles into projects that will appeal to a wide range of quilters. Eighteen original and modern quilting projects combine the beauty and familiarity of traditional techniques with the fresh, fun spirit of improvised quilting.
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Improv Paper Piecing

Author : Amy Friend
ISBN : 1940655234
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 71.41 MB
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Paper piecing blocks means they stand alone, mixed with other stand-alone style blocks in a quilt. Rarely are paper pieced designs repeated with other blocks to create a distinctly modern, secondary pattern that appears to be unrestrained. But Amy's paper-pieced patterns and 9 quilt designs combine both the precision of paper piecing and a spontaneous appeal. Design opportunities are opened through the repetition of paper-pieced blocks. This creates irresistible, modern quilts with precise--yet improvisational--flavor. Amy's patterns easily appeal to both the modern and the new traditional quilt maker alike.
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Improv Patchwork

Author : Maria Shell
ISBN : 9781617454974
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 71.28 MB
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Explore new options in improvisational piecing and empower your creativity! Cut and combine solid-color fabrics to create your own “prints”—stripes, polka dots, chevrons, plaids, and more. Forget the rules (and even your ruler) as you piece colorful solids into compelling quilt designs. Use color, pattern, and repetition to develop your personal design aesthetic as you stitch freely to create unique quilts that pack a punch!
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Artful Improv

Author : Cindy Grisdela
ISBN : 9781617452628
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 55.16 MB
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Working without patterns, add 5 improvisational quilting techniques to your toolbox. Focus on color recipes and negative space to discover your style, and then add dazzling texture with free-motion quilting.
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Inspiring Improv

Author : Nicholas Ball
ISBN : 1940655374
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 77.41 MB
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No patterns here, but definitely a plan! Explore the freeing power of improvised piecing with Nicholas Ball in his first book, Inspiring Improv. Learn his step-by-step technique-based process to explore six fundamental piecing structures. Practice how to stitch fabric together in an improvisational manner to create blocks or sections before using them to sew unique quilts all your own. Improv piecing doesn't have to mean chaotic end results. Look to the eight original projects included to see how to create sophisticated quilts with structure focusing on repeating blocks or large-scale scrappy designs. Follow along as Nicholas walks you through his original inspiration and follow his plan through to finished pieces, as he discusses which combination of his core piecing methods he used, and how to achieve showstopping, exciting work. From simple strip piecing through to complex circles and rings, you will be eager to experiment with making slabs, gentle curves, insets, triangles and even 9-patch and Log Cabin stacks. In no time, you'll be using them as a stepping stone to sewing original full-sized improvisational designs.
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