Quilting Line and Color: Techniques and Designs for Abstract Quilts

Quilting Line and Color: Techniques and Designs for Abstract Quilts

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By (author) Yoshiko Jinzenji

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  • Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 248mm x 18mm | 762g
  • Publication date: 8 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Loveland, CO
  • ISBN 10: 1596683333
  • ISBN 13: 9781596683334
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 39,337

Product description

Discover the elegant simplicity of contemporary quilting. Combining crafter's enthusiasm for Japanese design with the modern quilt movement, Quilting Line + Color brings a new vision to the scene. Internationally known weaver, dyer, fabric artist, teacher, and quilter Yoshiko Jinzenji explores shape, color, stitching, and fabric in more than 30 gorgeous projects. From bed-sized quilts to bags and pillows, learn to create innovative pieces while trying out both new and traditional techniques. Yoshiki delves into the interplay of shape and fabric, set off to striking effect with white fabric and stitching. Her asymmetrical and graphic use of color takes on a fresh, painterly feel. She shares her artistry and philosophy as she teaches how to cut, piece, and stitch a variety of designs--from patchwork and innovative uses of applique to layered transparent fabrics and handstitching. With precise instructions and detailed illustrations, Quilting Line + Color gives you an uncomplicated approach to adventurous yet beautifully balanced quilts.

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Author information

Yoshiko Jinzenji has been quilting for more than three decades. Her artisanal quilt making synthesizes a wide range of cultural styles, and her work is in the permanent collectin of the Museum of Art and Design, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New England Quilt Museum. Jinzenji has authored multiple books about quilting and teaches quilting and fabric dyeing in Japan and Bali.

Review quote

"The elegant use of white in Yoshiko's abstract quilts gives them a unique and artful appearance. Her meticulously designed and executed quilts include elements of the Modern quilting style, yet go a few steps further into Modern art territory...Stunning, inspirational and thought provoking." - "Machine Quilting Unlimited"Praise for author's previous title, "Quilt Artistry" "Many quilters are inspired by colors or prints. For this collection of minimal, graphic quilts, Jinzenji was inspired by white. This leads to some surprisingly eye-catching works of fabric art. Jinzenji takes traditional patchwork in a bold, graphic direction, incorporates appliqued lines of code on a white background, and uses sheer fabric to add dimension to her quilts. Full instructions and patterns are provided for 30 projects, several of which could be attempted by beginning quilters. It's exciting to see an artist make something commonplace--the quilt--so radically different." - "Library Journal""Inspiration, practical information, and beautiful photography make this book a winner." - "Piecework""The serenity of the chosen textiles presented in such peaceful settings is amplified by her stunning workmanship and enchanting photography." - Yvonne Porcella, founder of Studio Art Quilt Associates"This book is as beautiful as her quilts, and reveals the mystery behind some of the best of her works." - Joe Cunningham, author of "Quilting with Style""Yoshiko's work is a rarity even in the world of art-to-wear and its non-wearable textile art relatives: utterly unique." - Dana De Zoysa, "Curled Up with a Good Book"..".beautiful, inspiring...The subtler works, those with only a few shades and tones of color are the epitome of sophistication." - Lauren Camp, "Surface Design Journal""It is [a] feast for both the eyes and soul." - "The Professional Quilter""Yoshiko Jinzenji can see the universe in a quilt block." - "The Paducah Sun"

Table of contents

Table of Contents Geometric Quilts: Squares, Rectangles, and Hexagons Rectangle Quilt I Rectangle Quilt II Modern Patchwork Pillow Mini Patchwork Quilt Mini Patchwork Quilt Modern Patchwork Throw Modern Patchwork Quilt I Modern Patchwork Quilt II Honeycomb Quilt Sheer Honeycomb Quilt Playing with Sheer Fabrics Silhouette Pillow I Silhouette Pillows II III Silhouette Tote Bag Silhouette Shoulder Bag I II Quilted Spiral Pillow Quilted Spiral Handbag Pretty Quilted Gifts Framed Samplers I II Sampler Quilt Baby Quilt I Baby Quilt II Ribbon Quilt Framed Ribbon Quilt Ribbon Pillow Digital Graphics and Code Quilts Digital Graphics Digital Graphic Code Quilt Code Quilt: Hojoki Code Quilt: Tale of the Playing with White and Color White and Red Shapes I - III Balancing White and Red I - IV White Space, Red Space I - IV White and Stripes White and Colors Pillow White and Colors Pillow White and Freeform Lines I - III Quilting Techniques The Quilting Journey Tools