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  • Publisher: C&T Publishing
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 13 January 2016
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781617450655
  • Stock: 2 in stock
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: £25.99
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Creative Quilt Challenges

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Take the Challenge by Pat Pease & Wendy Hill

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Book Description

Proving that two minds are better than one, experienced quilters Wendy Hill and Pat Pease take on 7 quilt challenges, including designing a new twist on an old block and quilting with unconventional materials. Sew alongside them, by yourself, with a friend, or in a group, as you nurture your own voice of self-expression. Learn new tools, tricks, and techniques, including two-sided binding for two-sided quilts and satin stitching that is sure to impress!

About the Author

About Pat Pease

About Wendy Hill

Wendy remembers dreaming of colors when she was very young. Her first sewing projects were doll quilts and clothing. In high school, Wendy created a vinyl bikini bathing suit and waterproof raincoat using bread wrappers. When her sewing teacher insisted it couldn't be done, Wendy made a faux fur coat with perfect bound buttonholes to prove that it could. In 1971, Wendy made her first big quilt: a replica of the floor of the Taj Mahal, in corduroy, for a king-size bed. Creative work with fabrics and fibers, by both hand and machine, has been a steady force in Wendy's life. An incident in a Dansk Outlet store a few years ago made Wendy appreciate the power of imagination. The sales person insisted Wendy couldn't use the steeply discounted saucers as plates- for appetizers. The salesperson patiently explained the difference between saucers and plates, as if Wendy grew up in a cave and didn't know any better. But Wendy and all quilters know that saucers can become plates and a pile of fabrics can become a beautiful quilt- by letting imagination lead the way. Wendy follows her ideas wherever they may take her, from a reversible chicken/egg doll (Housewife Hen/Rietta on the Town) to thread-web quilts to bed quilts and more. In the past few years Wendy has gotten carried away (okay, obsessed) with Tyvec, circle patterns, zippers and new variations of log cabin blocks. The abundance of products and information can be overwhelming. Wendy reminds us that it's easy to make a quilt- it just takes a lifetime to play with our imagination and learn from experience. Wendy's work has been in print in some form since 1992. She has contributed projects to several books and authored magazine articles and four books (On the Surface: Thread Embellishment & Fabric Manipulation (1997), Two-for-One Foundation Piecing: Reversible Quilts and More (2001), and Fast, Fun & Easyr Incredible Thread-A-Bowls (2005), Easy Bias Covered Curves, Create Quilts with WOW Appeal (2006) with C&T Publishing).

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British Patchwork and Quilting

June 2016

This is an ideas book, full of original work. It is not a 'how to' book. The two authors challenge each other to use unsual materials, try new techniques and explore colour. They want the readers to do the same and suggest a set of rules for such an enterprise. Each quilter shows a finished quilt (they are small pieces) and explains their methods. Materials such as cotton, linen, silk and even hair interfacing are used. There are numerous interesting techniques including set in squares, inserting bias strips and finishing with different bindings and facings. Surface stitchingt and raw edge constraction add texture. It is adventurous and exciting, I chose it as my book of the month.


Karen Platt- yarnsandfabrics.co.uk

Your creativity will blossom when you take the 7 quilt challenges presented in this fabulous book. Discover tools, tricks and techniques to develop your own unique style and improve your know-how. Find design decisions, colour and construction with new twists and ideas in using blocks, whole quilt, stitching, materials and more. This book is full of beautiful quilts that you can make but it is equally full of take-away ideas that you can develop. It's all about discovering the quilt inside you, bringing your creativity to develop your own design. There's even ideas for fabrics you don't like and scrap bag fabrics. The techniques section is superb. The whole book is illustrated with fabulous photos and clear instructions. There's enough ideas here to keep you going for months. In fact, one thing usually leads to another, so you might find enough inspiration here for years. Highly recommended.

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