The acclaimed quilter presents ten quilt designs and four bonus projects designed to show off your gorgeous Japanese fabrics in this illustrated guide. Japanese fabrics are renowned for their distinctive quality and elegant, intricate designs. Now expert quilter Susan Briscoe presents fourteen projects specially designed to showcase these gorgeous materials. Inspired by her time living in Japan, Briscoe offers ten quilts and four smaller projects that combine traditional Japanese patterns and motifs with fast and simple techniques. Each quilt is shown in two different colorways and shown both as hand and machine quilted designs. As an added bonus, there are four simple-to-make projects—such as rice bags and table runners—for using up leftover quilt blocks. Japanese patchwork style is incredibly versatile, and the finished projects will be at home anywhere from the most modern interiors to the most rustic cottages.
The tranquil elegance of Japan is showcased in these beautiful quilted accessories that will complement any style of decor. Inspired by Japanese tradition, each project combines the fabrics and motifs of the East with the ease and versatility of Western techniques. This extraordinary collection of luxurious accents and gifts will give any decor a sophisticated Japanese look. -- Features 18 easy-to-make quilted projects, from small wall hangings and pillows to full-size quilts and room screens -- Contains step-by-step chapters arranged by season, presenting a unique set of designs and colors for every time of year -- Includes a sizeable pattern library, with traditional Japanese motifs to trace, reduce, or enlarge
Colorful and Creative Designs for Traditional, Modern, and Art Quilts
Author: Sandra Sider
Publisher: Quarry Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
As one of the core, traditional crafts, quilting is enjoyed by countless enthusiasts around the world - and its popularity is only growing. This collection of one thousand quilt DETAILS builds upon this interest, showcasing some of today's most innovative and beautiful WORK. See how others utilize color and design elements to craft creative pieces. Gain inspiration from their variations and intricate techniques. Maybe even CONSTRUCT your own original quilts. Whether YOU ARE a quilter or a collector, a craft-lover or an art enthusiast, 1000 Quilt Inspirations is sure to inspire your admiration and appreciation of the art of quilting. It's also likely to get you itching for some fabrics of your own!
Capture the essence of Japanese design with sashiko, the traditional technique of using decorative stitching to create striking patterns on fabric with lines of simple running stitch &break;&break; Experiment with 12 essential sashiko techniques - each chapter includes a small starter project, ideal for beginners, then a more intricate design to perfect new skills &break;&break; Discover all you need to know about threads, fabrics, and techniques, with a look into the history of sashiko &break;&break; Achieve beautiful and creative results by combining modern materials with Japan's rich textile heritage &break;&break; Be inspired by the traditional Japanese pieces that influenced the 25 stylish projects
Modern Japanese quilting blends Eastern and Western techniques to create quilts of extraordinary style and beauty. Using designs borrowed from a rich decorative arts heritage, and often incorporating traditional kimono fabrics, Japanese quilters have developed a distinctive style based on unusual motifs and striking color combinations. With Japanese Quilted Blocks to Mix and Match, any quilter can create exquisite and unique works of patchwork art in the Japanese tradition. The book presents more than 125 different block patterns, each with complete instructions and a color photograph, representing a variety of pattern sources: kamon (family crests), Hakone yosegi (parquetry) and traditional textiles, such as kasuri weave. Each 9-inch block includes a full cutting guide and fabric palette; suggestions for use, either mixing and matching or adapting to an all-over design; and icons indicating techniques and skill level. The blocks on each spread are related in design and technique. In addition to the Block Directory, Japanese Quilted Blocks to Mix and Match features an Inspiration Gallery, showcasing examples of finished quilts from leading quilters. Using these examples, author Susan Briscoe explores such topics as color ideas from traditional Japanese textiles and quilts, motifs, and recommendations for combining fabric patterns and block designs. An extensive section on technique, as well as several pages about the fabrics themselves and a listing of suppliers and organizations make this volume as practical and informative as it is beautiful.
Discover how quilting came to be a favorite pastime for an estimated 3 million quilters in Japan today, as well as a multimillion-dollar business. For 40 years, Japan looked to America and imported quilts for ideas and inspiration. Now, contemporary Japanese quilters, with their own style, seek inspiration, museum shows, and audiences in the West, while modern-day Western quilters admire the distinct aesthetics of their Japanese counterparts. Meet more than a dozen award-winning quilters, including Yoko Saito, Keiko Goke, Noriko Endo, and Yoshiko Jinzenji. Each has a well-defined, individual style, yet they share the impeccable technical standards common to Japanese artists. Learn the inside stories of former painters, seamstresses, homemakers, graphic designers, and manga artists who have all made careers in quilting. More than 200 photographs show the Japanese artists' quilts and studios, and the antique American quilts that once inspired them.
The book explores the use and meaning of the kimono in America and traces the transformation of the garment from its ethnic origins, through its many appearances in fine art, costume, and high fashion, to its role in the contemporary Art-to-Wear Movement. It explores the American use of the kimono as a garment, as a symbol, and as an art form.
Improv quilting, in which quilt designs emerge organically as fabric is cut and stitched, is simple, popular, and fun. In this book, expert quilter Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction and shares her appealing Quilt Manifesto of five simple rules. While providing quilters with a starting point, the fifth rule of the Manifesto, “Break any rule you like,â€? opens the door to creative freedom. (However, the solid instructions allow even the rule-breakers to create beautiful quilts on the first try). Fourteen projects combine authentic Japanese yukata cottons and contemporary fabrics; each is finished with bold hand-stitching. The quilt-making process is presented in detail, and each quilt shows the irresistible wabi-sabi influence of Japanese design. The sense of discovery in each project is inspiring and out of the ordinary.
Inspiration, Ideas & Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Quilters
Author: Spike Gillespie
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Quilting is a craft, rich with tradition and homespun, practical applications. But it’s also an art--which, with needle, thread, fabric, and an idea, can give us a new way of looking at, and wrapping ourselves in, the world. This book profiles twenty American practitioners of that art, quilters whose fascinating, innovative work takes the craft one step further and makes it into something new. These remarkable quilters describe their inspiration and methods and show us several examples of their best work. Among them are Jeanne Williamson, a celebrated mixed-media journal quilter; Pam Rubert, whose large-scale quilts showcase her humor; Loretta Bennett, the youngest of the beloved Gee's Bend quilters; Boo Davis, a hip crafter who pieces together quilts with heavy-metal themes; Susan Else, who constructs whimsical quilted sculptures; Ai Kijima, a Brooklyn-based artist influenced by Japanese anime; and Jane Burch Cochran, whose folk-art quilts feature thousands of beads and buttons. Through personal conversations with the quilters, author Spike Gillespie gives us an inside, in-depth look at what inspires each, what methods they use, and how their art has evolved. Along with these close-up views of the quilter’s studio and process, each profile features firsthand tips and inspirational advice. Quilting Art serves as an idea book for quilters, as well as a gorgeous representation of the quilter’s art.
This beautifully illustrated new series explores traditional crafts & design ideas from around the world, translating them into easy-to-do projects for every room in the house. Each book features 15 step-by-step projects, clear instructions, templates, & 200 stunning images of projects, people, & places.
This essential book for all quilters and quilt collectors tells the fascinating story of quilting around the world, illuminated by the international quilt community’s top experts and more than 300 glorious color photographs. Covering Japan, China, Korea, and India; England, Ireland, France, and The Netherlands; Australia, Africa, Central America, North America, and beyond, Quilts Around the World explores both the diversity and common threads of quilting. Discover Aboriginal patchwork from Australia, intricate Rallis from the Middle East, Amish and Hawaiian quilts from the United States, Sashiko quilts from Japan, vivid Molas from Central America, and art quilts from every corner of the globe. Also included are twenty patchwork and applique patterns to use in your own quilt projects, inspired by designs from the world’s most striking quilts.
An Indispensable Reference of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips
Author: Susan Briscoe
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A professional textile designer and quilter shares her expert tips and tricks in a guide that includes detailed instructions, step-by-step photographs and drawings, and handy advice for two hundred techniques that cover everything from how to plan a design to practical finishing and embellishment methods. Original. 20,000 first printing. Crafter's Choice Main.
A richly illustrated survey of quilting traditions around the globe presents more than forty quilting techniques from North and Central America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, along with a gallery of modern quilts that reveal how these quilting methods have evolved, an introduction to basic techniques and tools, an inspirational compilation of designs, and an extensive bibiliography. 12,500 first printing.