The Gentle Art of Quilt Making

The Gentle Art of Quilt Making : 15 Projects Inspired by Everyday Beauty

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"The Gentle Art of Quilt-Making" is a charming, inspirational and practical guide for would-be quilters. Leading author Jane Brocket presents over 15 quilt designs and weaves a narrative around each one. Each quilt story considers the sources of inspiration - including quilters, quilt styles, quilting communities, colours, patterns, films, places and painters. There's a Russian Shawl Quilt, inspired by Russian shawls, traditional motifs of Russian folk art constructed with ever-smaller nesting squares in blacks, golds, pinks, reds and emerald greens, a Floral Frocks Quilt inspired by summer dresses, flower gardens and herbaceous borders - exuberant colours and big florals pieced together in strips, and a Suits and Ties Quilt reusing sober woollen suiting contrasting with extravagant silk ties with geometric squares inspired by Gee's Bend work-wear quilts. Finally, a practical section covers all the practical knowledge you'll need - from hand-quilting and sandwiching to binding, storage and caring for your quilt. Confidently armed with all the design tools you need, you can embark on your own quilting journey and begin creating your own personal quilting masterpiece.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 210 x 260 x 20mm | 839.14g
  • PAVILION BOOKS
  • COLLINS & BROWN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1843405334
  • 9781843405337
  • 41,494

Table of contents

Introduction Every quilt tells a story Important note about fabric quantities Decisions, decisions THE QUILTS 1. Tulip Field Fabric inspiration: Kaffe Fassett 2. Beach hut 3. Suits and ties 4. Hydrangea 5. Russian shawl 6. Green, green grass of home 7. Amaryllis 8. Lisbon tile 9. Ball gown 10. Floral frocks 11. Postage stamp 12. Purple rain 13. Hammock 14. Sample book 15. Swimming pool 16. Charming chintz Fabric inspiration: Philip Jacobs Starting out: the basics Quilting workspace Glossary and quilt gallery Resources Acknowledgementsshow more

About Jane Brocket

Jane Brocket is the author of The Gentle Art of Domesticity (2007), Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer (2008) and Ripping Things to Do (2009). She created yarnstorm.blogs.com in February 2005 to write about knitting and now includes quilting and baking in huge quantities. Jane recently launched her website www.janebrocket.com.show more

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Jane Brocket has a fun and informal tone that puts you at ease and inspires you to get creative. This book is wonderful for proficient sewers who might nonetheless be a little daunted by the prospect of quilting. Easy Living, April 2010show more
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