The Changing Seasons: Quilt Patterns from Japan (Dutton Studio Book)

by Jill Liddell

Paperback, 1992



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Studio (1992), Edition: First Edition, 176 pages


"Here it is! Here is a magnificent and useful volume brimming with contemporary Japanese quilts and traditional Japanese patterns that is the perfect complement to Japanese Quilts by Jill Liddell and Yuko Watanabe, which was published in 1988. Mrs. Liddell has co-authored her new book with Patchwork Quilt Tsushin, a major quilting magazine published in Tokyo, Japan. The wonderful result, which is illustrated with 118 color plates, thirty full-size quilting patterns, and five quilt projects, is a feast for the eyes and an unending source of inspiration for your quilting skills." "Japanese design has inspired Western artists for centuries, but it is only recently that Western quilters have begun to appreciate the new patterns and ideas that are emerging from the Japanese quilt world today. For a long time, Japanese quiltmakers borrowed heavily from traditional American patterns, but now it is time to repay that debt by illustrating in this book the patterns that have developed over the centuries from the Japanese lyrical sensibility of the natural world. It is for this reason that the quilt illustrations have been organized by the changing seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter - to which is added a fifth group of quilts based on geometric patterns." "In sum, this book will prove a splendid voyage of discovery, and the patterns and design ideas it contains will become a treasured part of your quiltmaking library."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (more)


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176 p.; 11.78 inches


0525486011 / 9780525486015

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