East-Meets-West Quilts

Explore Improv with Japanese-Inspired Designs
Product Number: EB00714110
Released: Oct 17, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781683351146
Publisher: Abrams
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Improv quilting, in which quilt designs emerge organiA-cally 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, ? opens the door to creative freedom. (However, the solid instructions allow even the rule-breakers to create beautiful quilts on the first try). A 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. A

Author(s): Patricia Belyea
Original Publish Date: Oct 17, 2017

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