10th out of 26 books — 29 voters
Make Your Own Contemporary Quilts
Award-winning international quilt makers designed the twenty projects included here, bringing both traditional and modern techniques-and a range of cultural influences-to each. Here are designs reminiscent of a country picnic, the bold lines of Matisse, vintage Swedish embroidery, the Ndebele women of Pretoria, the western Australian landscape. They're quilts made with Wel...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Hamlyn (UK)
(first published July 28th 2006)
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This book includes an odd mix of quilts, some I would NEVER make, some that I would love to copy ASAP. I bought it ages ago, but recently pulled it out again, and was so inspired that I ran out and bought a ton of fabric - now we'll see if I actually make anything!
There's a lot of inspiration for me in the quilts here, and the styles are pretty wide in range. I don't like every color or fabric combination in the samples, but I like the patterns (especially the bird applique) and ideas (ribbon quilt, french knots) an awful lot.