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Quilt Love : Celebrating Events and Telling Stories with Contemporary Patchwork

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Few of us are fortunate enough to have a handmade quilt handed down through our family. In Quilt Love, Cassandra Ellis teaches her freeform design techniques, which rely in part on intuition and improvisation, to enable you to create a contemporary heirloom. Cassandra takes a refreshing, non-intimidating approach to quilting. She demonstrates how to use your eye and trust your instincts to gather together fabrics that remind you of a special time, person or occasion. This wonderful collection of 20 projects is presented in four chapters 'Big Events', 'Love', 'Friendship' and 'Memories'. In addition to full-size quilts that are true labours of love, there are simple designs that you can complete in a couple of hours, including cushions, framed artworks, a tote bag, a pet blanket and a simple curtain. It is also possible to improvise - patches from any of the designs can be sewn up to make a cushion cover, for example, or used as the building blocks for more elaborate designs. Piecing together patchwork and quilts is the perfect opportunity to recycle fabric and use up scraps to make something beautiful and significant. Cassandra shows how to incorporate fragments of fabric that have special meaning, using a piece that you love as the starting point and core of your design. This could be a cherished item of clothing, a tablecloth or curtain, a piece of embroidery, or specially chosen contemporary fabric that excites you - whatever you love the look of.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 218 x 252 x 18mm | 798.32g
  • Jacqui Small LLP
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 100 colour illustrations
  • 1906417822
  • 9781906417826
  • 103,997

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'Hugely inspiring... a beautiful, refreshing book' UK Handmade 'Sew sweet As the nights get longer, I have fantasies of cosy armchairs, open fires... and being able to sew. With its simple instructions, beautiful designs and infectious love for the process of stitching together fabrics that tell a story, Cassandra Ellis's Quilt Love is fuelling them.' Independent on Sunday 'Part intuition, part improvisation, her tips and tricks will help you make a future family heirloom.' Mollie Makes 'New quilters couldn't ask for a better introduction than this.' Handmade Livingshow more

About Cassandra Ellis

Cassandra Ellis is a designer and maker of high-end quilts and homewares. Originally from New Zealand, she now runs her own London-based design studio where she teaches contemporary craft and interiors workshops. She also teaches at Charleston in East Sussex. Her gorgeous designs are stocked by leading retailers, including Liberty of London, and she works directly with clients on commissions and interior design projects. Cassandra's work has been featured in Elle Decoration, House & Garden, Easy Living and Red. This is her first book. Find her blog at: www.haveworkroom.blogspot.comshow more

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