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  • Publisher: C&T Publishing
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 03 October 2016
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781617452611
  • Stock: 33 in stock
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 170
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £23.99
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Artful Improv


Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free-Motion Quilting by Cindy Grisdela

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Book Description

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 freemotion stitching. With finished art quilts as unique as you are, you’ll want to hang one in every room!

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About Cindy Grisdela

Cindy Grisdela is an award-winning fiber artist with over 30 years of experience creating eye-catching quilts. She travels extensively, showing and selling her work and her quilts have been published in books and magazines. She lives in Reston, Virginia. cindygrisdela.com



Permission to play. If you love colour, design, surface stitch – you are in the right place. Explore and enjoy. This book includes chapters on colour, design, improvisation, building blocks, negative space, putting it all together, quilting and finishing. This book is full of fun. If you are feeling adventurous and bold, stop by here now. Gain colour confidence, get to know the principles of design, learn how to improvise. Then go ahead and make your own stunning quilts. Easy to follow ‘teaching sessions’ so that you can use your own creativity by learning the processes and adapting them to suit your purpose. Full of fabulous ideas and finished pieces. One of my favourite quilt books fo the year. Superb and highly recommended.

Crochet Addict UK

Cindy has put this book together to help inspire you to create your own quilts.
She has designs that you can follow but she also gives you the inspiration to create your own. She teaches you simple design principles that help you create your own unique art quilts. She empowers you to let go of rigid rules and to make inspirational quilts. She teaches you simple design principles that help you create your own unique art quilts. She empowers you to let go of rigid rules and to make inspirational quilts. I love the fact she doesn't use precise measurements.This means you are able to create spontaneous designs that are more like art. It's so inspirational that she says it's okay to make mistakes and gives you the support you need to get better and better at making this artful quilts. The free design of the quilts and the idea of just going with it and creating something unique. Making a present is special but making a unique present is something else. Cindy takes you through the whole process and gives you everything you need for you to create your own amazing quilts.  I love her use of colours and how you can
uses small pieces of material to make an impact on a block of colour.
Once you have read the different sections of learning how to design your own quilt, you can then go on to follow some of Cindy's instructions to create different parts of the different designs. Each of the types of design come with step-by-step instructions of how to create them. You can use them to create Cindy's designs or your own. The book is full of inspiration and colour. It's full of beautiful designs and support for you to create your own.









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