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Dancing Quilts from Straight Pieces

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Two left feet? No problem with this smooth technique. Partner up odd-shaped pieces to create a rhythm all your own. The combination of two simple geometric shapes produces 'dancer' segments, which align beautifully into lively quilt designs. Fabric contrast, placement of the piece on the background, tilt, and placement of the segment in the quilt provide endless variations on more than 10 projects. Several projects contain additional photographs to illustrate these variations. Get carried away with Debbie's spirited approach to quiltmaking in projects such as Sash Dance, Rock & Roll, and Electric Slide. Creating the segments in dancing quilts is fun, inventive, and unpredictable, making each quilt uniquely yours. Decorative stitches and threads can be used to energize the small pieces in the quilts. The nature of the technique allows you to work on small segments at one time rather than the whole quilt, giving you more freedom to experiment with these stitches. Detailed instructions and illustrations give you the confidence to step out on your own and create an original movement in fabric. AUTHORBIO: Debbie Bowles came to quiltmaking via a lifetime of garment and craft sewing. As an elementary school teacher, Cub Scout den mom, and church volunteer with junior high students, Debbie approaches design, quiltmaking, and teaching as a means of having fun while creating something pleasing to the maker. Through her pattern company, Maple Island Quilts, she brings delightful designs made with achievable techniques to quilters of many skill levels. REVIEW: The idea is to have a quilt that looks free and easy. The truth is that you repeat the same steps over and over, just as in a traditional quilt. The result is an assortment of tilted designs with unidentifiable shapes. In some cases, the odd shapes have been forced into traditional settings. The result is neither free nor controlled, but rather a confused hybrid......Quilt University

About the Author Debbie Bowles came to quiltmaking via a lifetime of garment and craft sewing. As an elementary school teacher, Cub Scout den mom, and church volunteer with junior high students, Debbie approaches design, quiltmaking, and teaching as a means of having fun while creating something pleasing to the maker. Through her pattern company, Maple Island Quilts, she brings delightful designs made with achievable techniques to quilters of many skill levels. Her book Cutting Curves from Straight Pieces, published by the American Quilter's Society in 2001, has opened up the world of curves for many quilters. Debbie travels nationally to present workshops that are fun and informative. They offer each quilter a space for personal interpretation of the designs. Her home is in Minnesota, where she lives with her husband, Rick, and two sons, Ryan and Kyle.

Paperback Book: 112 pages Publisher: American Quilter's Society (April 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 1574328182 ISBN-13: 978-1574328189 Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches

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SKU : 40099955019
Manufacturer Number : 55019
ISBN : 9781574328189
Condition : New
Manufacturer : Collector Books
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