Take a tame, familiar quilt block and unleash it to create a fresh, modern look. Eleanor Levie and five quilters famous for innovation put their spins on well-loved classics. Gorgeous photos make you gaga for wonky hearts, skewed nine-patches, a crazy-quilted star, split Log Cabins, a basket gone bonkers, and more. Guided by easy how-to’s and more than 120 step-by-step photos, even beginning quilters can make super-cool pillows, quilts, wall hangings, and bags. There are also plenty of hands-on extras: tips and tricks for color, composition, and design, plus workbook (er, rather playbook) sections that offer lots of jumping-off points to tweak tradition and create your own original blocks. In short, you’ll be wild for these bold takes on old favorites!
Posted by Jeri on 23rd Jan 2013
I was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover projects and I was very excited to find a great volume chock full of clever,unexpected,off-beat and exciting projects, as well as amusing puns ( some of which made me laugh out loud) and beautiful photographs. The clear and thoughtful instructions were detailed and easy to follow with many step by step directions. This book is a very encouraging entry into modern techniques to give new spice to familiar quilt blocks, and the results were fun and fresh. I can't wait to get sewing!
Posted by SESM on 23rd Dec 2012
With this beautifully done, easy to follow book, you can learn how to be a designer not just a quilter. Here's the place to find out how to think outside of the quilt block. The 9 patch potholder now adorns my kitchen.
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