Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free-Motion Quilting

by Cindy Grisdela

Paperback, 2016


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C&T Publishing (2016), 96 pages


Learn to use simple design principles to create unique improvisational quilts. Without using patterns, learn 5 easy piecing techniques to add to your improvisational toolbox - angled stripes, circles, blocks, curved strips, and inset strips - and watch the art unfold before your eyes. Focus on colour combos and negative space to discover your personal style, and then add dazzling texture with free-motion stitching. With finished art quilts as unique as you are, you'll want to hang one in every room!

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LibraryThing member SandyAMcPherson
The most useful part of this book for me was improvising 'on the fly' with offcuts from other projects. As well, the value of negative space plus adding texture with free-motion quilting was very well-illustrated. Many snippets of valuable advice for working improvisionally, such as giving the
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design time to develop. Since I own Collaborative Quilting, by Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston (2006), this book held many repetitive descriptions and ideas.
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96 p.; 10.96 inches


1617452610 / 9781617452611

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