Create glowing miniature quilts that could easily hang in a gallery! This book offers a fascinating and easy way to explore colour and design, with step-by-step instructions and full-size patterns for miniature works of art.
Master quilter Deborah Brearley shows, step by step, how paper piecing can bring intricate miniature quilts within the range of beginner quilters. She demonstrates how to incorporate the full range of fabric arts, including:
- Machine and handquilting
- Dyeing, and using dyed and antique fabrics
- Beading, embroidery and appliqué
- Fabric painting
All the miniature blocks can be used to make larger quilts. Projects include traditional designs such as the pineapple, pictorial quilts, pansies, sea urchins, hearts, and Australian motifs. Deborah gives hints to improve your techniques, anecdotes about the history and tradition of the miniature quilt, advice about how to display the miniature quilts, and lists of references and suppliers.
Each little quilt is an essay in colour, with the different colour combinations challenging your perceptions and sense of perspective. Deborah shows how to explore the principles of colour and design through these miniature quilts. Although she is continually testing the limits of traditional quilt design, her work is firmly based on an appreciation and mastery of this ancient craft, as these jewel-like projects so clearly demonstrate.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2001
- 210 x 275mm