Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thoroughly Modern Dresden: Quick & Easy Construction 13 Lively Quilt Projects for All Skill Levels by Anelie Belden
Not your grandmother's Dresden Plate quilts! 13 lively quilts serve up a visual feast of up-to-the-minute colors and styles.
30+ adorable cupcakes to make with fabric, yarn, felt, and paper, plus lots of mouth-watering cupcake recipes.
Show off 24 favorite dog breeds with charming little applique, portrait quilts that practically sit up and say woof!
Every quilter will want to own this comprehensive and accessible guide to machine and hand quilting, as well as patchwork and appliqué. Each chapter is devoted to one key area of quilting, including basic skills, advanced techniques, embellishments, designing and adapting, caring for quilts and connections, and making a quilt top.
With Marie Clayton’s wonderfully clear instructions, and hundreds of illustrations and diagrams showing each stage of the process, this will be the one resource needlecrafters turn to time and time again.
Quilting takes on a whole new dimension with the innovative techniques revealed here. With five quilt art projects and dozens of fabulous tips for adding color, texture and visual impact to any quilted item, this lushly illustrated book brings creative new concepts in textile artistry to a wide audience. Inspirational ideas include embellishing many different types of objects, from clothing to dolls to postcards. The instruction covers the use of acrylic and transfer paints, Bondaweb and Lutrador products, employing found objects, hand and machine stitching, stenciling, using soldering irons and other heat tools for special effects, and more.
Day & Night will mystify, enchant, and entertain you. It is magical with no smoke and mirrors and the technique is awesome. The pattern is made from strips and the illusion created by using the acrylic template included in the back of the book. Eleanor Burns offers variations on making a quilt with two or three contrasting colors. By using three or four fabric strips, the blocks take on a whole new look.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Anyone can make these impressive quilts! With Judi's guidance, you'll discover the many possibilities hidden in fabrics. Browse in the color-splashed gallery, learn Judi's creative methods, and then turn batiks and hand-dyed fabrics into glorious works of art.
• Create a unique quilt that's one piece of fabric—quilted, painted, and then embellished
• Machine quilt lovely motifs such as feathers and flowers• Develop astonishing artistry—even if you're a beginner—and create five contemporary projects