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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback + fold-out sheet stored in pocket at the back
  • Publication: 14 February 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217091
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: £12.99
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Miniature Quilts


15 inspirational designs with templates by Kumiko Frydl

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Book Description

Create 15 exquisitely detailed miniature quilts with expert guidance from Kumiko Frydl, acclaimed quilt artist.

Kumiko Frydl demonstrates her knowledge and talent in this book which illustrates a variety of techniques including free-motion quilting, appliqué, English paper piecing, hand and machine quilting and silk ribbon embroidery. Learn to craft 15 exquisite, intricately worked miniature quilts, each on a different theme including ornate roses, whimsical pineapples, a stunning beach scene and a Wedgwood-inspired pattern in blue and white. Kumiko guides you carefully through each project using detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams and close-up photographs of the finished piece. All the templates and stitching patterns are provided on a fold-out sheet at the back of the book.

Table of Contents

General advice
The Quilts

Paper Piecing:
Friendship Party
Twilight in Paradise
Little Beauty
School House & Ivy

'Pineapple Paper Piecing':
I Am Still Sane
Pineapple Patch
Night Cruise on the River Thames

Panels without Blocks:
After Hurricane Ike
Sweet Heart III

Mariner's Compass:
Bouquets with Tudor Rose
Mission: Impossible 2
Mission: Impeccable

Trapunto with Shading:
Blue like a Wedgwood
Dragon's Feather

About the Author

About Kumiko Frydl

Kumiko was born and grew up in Tokyo. She studied merchandising and interior décor at a Japanese art college, while also learning to sew. She then lived in Canada and Great Britain before settling in Houston, Texas.

Kumiko really does have more than one string to her bow! She has always had a keen interest in exploring the cultures and architectures of the countries that she visits, and is permanently expanding her field of vision, by applying the new techniques that she acquires not only to patchwork, but to quilted clothing and bobbin lace and to making dolls.

Kumiko would be the first to admit that her house is something of a curiosity cabinet! She displays her work there which also includes very sophisticated boxes decorated with postcards from England. Each of her miniature quilts is framed in relief on a darker background, bringing out the full beauty of the work.

Kumiko has lost count of the number of prizes she has won since 1988, as she is awarded one almost every time she enters a competition. Despite this well-deserved success, she does not take herself too seriously and sometimes wonders how she has managed to create such work: this is demonstrated in the titles she gives her quilts: I am Still Sane’ and Mission: Impossible’.


Postcard Reviews

This book is for the experienced quilter. The designs are absolutely stunning and very inspiring.

The finished quilts are small, so you are not wasting much time and fabric if you do go wrong, but what is amazing about these tiny creations is the beauty of the designs that clearly makes you want to make one.

The explanations are easy to follow, but the techniques and additional decoration call for some embroidery skills, appliqué and a knowledge of free-motion sewing.

There are some pattern sheets included, and while each design is meant to be a mini quilt, I think a few blocks together would make one stunning larger throw.

Customer Review

What can l say, l was in awe of this book. Have wanted to purchase for a while.

You look at each quilt and think can l? Well yes l think you can with the help given in this book. l also think with knowledge gained making the small quilts you would be able to make them larger as well. 

l also love how the embroidery that is on the quilts is shown in great detail. 

Well done to the author. Never will l be afraid again of making a basic quilt, when l have this book to guide me and encourage me to further my capabilities.

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