Mixing Quilt Elements

Mixing Quilt Elements : A Modern Look at Color, Style and Design

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Discover your boundless potential as a quilter with Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession. Learn to express yourself with creative, adventurous designs, all made achievable through step-by-step instructions. Shake up your approach with techniques you might not have tried, like English paper piecing, raw-edge machine applique, and improvisational piecing. With each chapter, Kathy gives a glimpse into her eclectic fabric pairings and signature style, empowering you to develop your own voice as a quilter.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 10mm | 552g
  • C & T Publishing
  • Concord, United States
  • English
  • 210 Illustrations, color
  • 161745205X
  • 9781617452055
  • 17,276

About Kathy Doughty

Kathy Doughty began making quilts over 20 years ago after a move to Australia with her family. She opened a patchwork shop in 2003, and eventually developed the popular Material Obsession shop with her husband/site photographer, John. Kathy lives in Sydney with her family. http://materialobsession.typepad.comshow more

Table of contents

Table of Contents Prologue Introduction Sew Studio Projects Predominantly Hand Pieced New Star Love Birds Hope Hammock Baby Octagon The Challenge Wedges Wedge Log Cabin Ring Around Wild Child Machine Work Into the Woods Color Works Ballroom Dancing Adding Wool Felt Party Favors Magpie Cushions Resources About the Authorshow more

Review quote

Australian quilter Doughty, coauthor of the quilting classic Material Obsession, returns with a deeper investigation of her distinct scrappy style, this time with a focus on mixing English paper piecing and hand and machine applique with traditional patchwork. Doughty is best known for combining traditional elements with contemporary fabric settings, and this book brings a fresh point of view to fans, rings, Dresden plates, and log cabin blocks. The projects are divided into four sections: "Go Slowly!" focuses on English paper piecing; "Wedge Work" applies wedge rulers in both familiar and unexpected ways; "At the Machine" highlights machine applique and quilt-as-you-go techniques; and "Mixing Textures" considers wool and wool felt used in applique. Each project includes an overview of Doughty's process for fabric selection-a plus for quilters who are curious about the factors that go into making that decision, or for quilters who have difficulty making the right selection-and the cutting and sewing instructions are easy to follow. Photography buffs will relish the gorgeous images of Doughty's finished quilts in rustic outdoor settings. VERDICT Experienced quilters curious about handwork and applique will delight in this collection as well as the glimpse into Doughty's design vision and execution. * Library Journal USA * Take your quilt making in a new direction. Revitalize your style by breaking out of your comfort zone and developing your creative expression. There is a step-by-step guide to English paper piecing, wedge rulers and improvisational piecing. This book is a modern look at everything that makes a quilt tick - colour, style and design. It includes 13 designs plus Sew Studio. You'll find a background to each project, materials and a how-to put the quilt together and all the techniques explained. Templates are included. This vibrant book is filled with clear images of the designs, full of colour and interesting projects. * Karen Platt -yarnsandfabrics.co.uk *show more

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