Sunday, October 31, 2010

Link to the 30's: Making the Quilts We Didn't Inherit (That Patchwork Place) [Paperback]

Published 2010

Some people are lucky enough to own beautiful heirloom quilts that were passed down through the family. The rest of us have to be content with making those eye-popping quilts ourselves! Now we can, with this fantastic collection of nine authentic 1930s patterns made using reproduction fabric. The projects feature a range of skill levels and techniques and are ideal for showcasing your talent and your fabric collection.

Polka Dot Christmas: fresh, fun quilts with a festive finishing edge [Perfect Paperback]

Published 2010

For a fresh, fun look, nothing says it better than polka dots, especially for Christmas. Each festive holiday project is splashed with polka dots for a contemporary twist to traditional style. For an added touch of pizzazz, each quilt features a fanciful finishing edge.

Japanese Taupe Quilts: 125 Blocks in Calm and Neutral Colors [Hardcover]

Published 2010

With their beautiful, soft sepia color range, contemporary Japanese quilts stand out for their sophisticated reinvention of patchwork and appliqué blocks. These cool, calm quilts are as much at home in modern country style as they are in chic, urban settings. The harmonious fabrics are easily combined, often with accents of brick red, olive green, or yellow ocher, to create a new yet nostalgic style that resonates with quilters all over the world.

In Japanese Taupe Quilts, acclaimed textile artist Susan Briscoe offers a wealth of tips, techniques, and ideas for both the beginner and the experienced quilter. The block patterns have been drafted from a variety of traditional block sources, including Japanese fabric, paper and architectural designs, and kamon family crests. For each block there is a photograph, a clear instructional diagram or template, fabric palette and cutting guide, as well as detailed instructions for making the block. At-a-glance icons indicate skill level and techniques used. Patchwork, appliqué, embellishment, and quilting techniques are clearly explained with step-by-step photographs, from cutting out to finishing off.

The blocks can be mixed and matched, tessellated for allover patterns, or combined into sampler quilts. Combination ideas are supplied throughout the block directory, together with six simple projects -- a pillow, lap quilt, tote bag, table runner, wall hanging and satchel handbag -- to inspire readers to create exquisite quilts in the distinctive Japanese taupe style.

Welcome Home Kaffe Fassett [Paperback]

Published 2010 release date 11-1-10

Enter the London home studio of world-renowned color and fiber artist, author and teacher Kaffe Fassett. His passion for vivid and intricate design has inspired artistic knitting patterns, stunning needlepoint, unique fabrics, fantastic mosaics, and fabulous patchwork quilts.

Filled with marvelous collections, Kaffe's home is an ever changing canvas where you'll discover how to combine rich colors and textures to create brilliant decorative accents of your own. For over 20 years, Kaffe has encouraged students to wake up their senses to a new appreciation of color. In this spirit of discovery, Kaffe Fassett welcomes you to his home!

Discover dazzling projects such as:
o Designer pillows
o Glorious quilts
o Whimsical rag rugs

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Patchwork & Stitchery: 12 Quilt Projects with Embroidered Twists [Paperback]

Published 2010

Beautiful quilts, stitch-by-stitch
Patchwork & Stitchery combines the joys of traditional pieced and appliqué quiltmaking and the art of stitchery to create quilts with a special touch. Carol Phillipson shares her love of quiltmaking and needlework and teaches you how to make playful quilts and wall hangings inspired by ancient Agean culture, lush gardens, milestones of life and more!

You’ll find:
• Step-by-step techniques for quilting, appliqué, cross-stitch and embroidery (including sashiko and blackwork), as well as ideas for planning your own unique quilts.
• 12 pieced quilt projects, featuring detailed instructions for quilting work, with complete cross-stitch charts.
• CD includes 100 cross-stitch designs, appliqué templates and piecing templates in BITMAP, JPEG and PDF formats for guiding you to create your own beautiful work.

Let Patchwork & Stitchery show you the possibilities!

The Ultimate Applique Guidebook: 150 Patterns, Hand & Machine Techniques, History, Step-by-Step Instructions, Keys to Design & Inspiration [Paperback]

Published 2010

This complete source book guides you every step of the way in how to design your own applique patterns. Learn where to find new inspiration, read more about the history of applique, and build your skills in both hand and machine techniques. You'll revel in your new-found freedom to make your applique projects uniquely your own!

The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker (Stash Books) [Paperback]

Published 2010

Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this new go-to book. The bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they'll be proud to call their own.

Elly Sienkiewicz's Beloved Baltimore Album Quilts: 25 Blocks, 12 Quilts, Embellishment Techniques [Paperback]

Published 2010

Featuring quilts from the 2010 Quilt's Inc. exhibit, Baltimore Album Review II: Baltimore's Daughters - Friends Stitch Past to Future. Celebrate the return of classic Baltimore patterns! These smaller blocks make for easier, more portable quilt projects that you and yours will cherish for years to come.

All-Star Quilts: 10 Strip-Pieced Lone Star Sparklers [Paperback]

Published 2010

Based on the 8-pointed LeMoyne star, these quilt projects use the tried-and-true strip-piecing method that Blanche originally developed in 1979. Blanche and her daughter Helen have been exploring this historical star ever since, playing with different configurations and sizes, to captivate generations of quilters to come.

Quilts Around the World: The Story of Quilting from Alabama to Zimbabwe [Hardcover]

Published 2010

This essential book for all quilters and quilt collectors tells the fascinating story of quilting around the world, illuminated by the international quilt community’s top experts and more than 300 glorious color photographs. Covering Japan, China, Korea, and India; England, Ireland, France, and The Netherlands; Australia, Africa, Central America, North America, and beyond, Quilts Around the World explores both the diversity and common threads of quilting. Discover Aboriginal patchwork from Australia, intricate Rallis from the Middle East, Amish and Hawaiian quilts from the United States, Sashiko quilts from Japan, vivid Molas from Central America, and art quilts from every corner of the globe. Also included are twenty patchwork and applique patterns to use in your own quilt projects, inspired by designs from the world’s most striking quilts.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Simple Graces: Charming Quilts and Companion Projects (That Patchwork Place) [Paperback]

Published 2010

Favorite author Kim Diehl is back with an all-new collection of distinctive pieced and appliqued designs! These eight quilts are each accompanied by at least one additional companion project, such as a lampshade, tea towel, pincushion, or pillowcase.

* Discover endless creative possibilities; numerous tips and ideas for even more projects appear throughout the book

* Enjoy Kim's warm style and learn from her outstanding ability to mix prints and colors

* Embellish with buttons and yo-yos; dabble in wool applique

More Loose Change: 14 Quilts from Nickels, Dimes and Fat Quarters (That Patchwork Place) [Paperback]

Published 2010

From the authors of the best-selling Loose Change: Quilts from Nickels, Dimes, and Fat Quarters, here are 14 exciting new quilts! Perfect for 5" and 10" squares and fat quarters, these projects offer plenty of variety in color combinations and block patterns.

* Enjoy projects for all skill levels, from simple piecing to fusible machine applique to triangles

* Make the best use of your fabric--cutting charts show options for using different precut pieces to make the projects

* Cash in on the authors' helpful "Piggy Bank Tips," designer tips throughout the book

Flower Show Quilts: Stunning Applique on a Patchwork Canvas (That Patchwork Place) [Paperback]

Published 2010

These are no ordinary floral applique quilts! Discover unusual flowers presented with breathtaking beauty on pieced backgrounds. The combination gives each quilt an appealing contemporary feel.

* Choose from 10 projects that combine patchwork with realistic floral applique

* Create intriguing flower motifs such as Asian spider mums, orchids, and clematis

* Projects range in size from small wall hangings to lap-sized quilts, plus a table runner

Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting [Paperback]

Published 2010

Get a bounty of great projects from McCall's Quilting and McCall's Quick Quilts! Here in one handy volume--at a terrific value--you ll find more than a dozen popular patterns from both magazines. It's easy to see why these well-designed, beautifully photographed quilts are reader favorites!
* Projects have "good bones"--they look great made up in many different fabrics and colorways
* Nearly all patterns are fat quarter friendly; many are suitable for other precuts as well
* Designs are fast and easy, perfect for stitching from your stash--no special fabric collections are required

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts en Provence: 20 Designs from Rowan for Patchwork and Quilting [Paperback]

Published 2010

Journey to Provence, France, and take pleasure in 20 beautiful new quilts that feature all the romance of a time gone by. Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts en Provence is a study in geometry and color set in the South of France, where narrow streets and vibrantly hued buildings provide a medieval backdrop. Based on Kaffe's signature line of Rowan fabrics, the pieces have been designed by some of the world’s finest quilters, including Liza Prior Lucy, Pauline Smith, Roberta Horton, and introducing Philip Jacobs, a longtime designer for Rowan who specializes in floral prints. Complete instructions for creating each museum-quality quilt are included along with tips and techniques that Kaffe has gathered in his more than 30 years of experience. Every quilter will treasure this next book from an international quilting celebrity.

Square-Agonals: A New Angle on Quilting [Paperback]

Published 2010