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Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix and Match


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ISBN13: 9781568363653
ISBN10: 1568363656
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Modern Japanese quilting blends Eastern and Western techniques to create quilts of extraordinary style and beauty. Using designs borrowed from a rich decorative arts heritage, and often incorporating traditional kimono fabrics, Japanese quilters have developed a distinctive style based on unusual motifs and striking color combinations. With Japanese Quilted Blocks to Mix and Match, any quilter can create exquisite and unique works of patchwork art in the Japanese tradition.

The book presents more than 125 different block patterns, each with complete instructions and a color photograph, representing a variety of pattern sources: kamon (family crests), Hakone yosegi (parquetry) and traditional textiles, such as kasuri weave. Each 9-inch block includes a full cutting guide and fabric palette; suggestions for use, either mixing and matching or adapting to an all-over design; and icons indicating techniques and skill level. The blocks on each spread are related in design and technique.

In addition to the Block Directory, Japanese Quilted Blocks to Mix and Match features an Inspiration Gallery, showcasing examples of finished quilts from leading quilters. Using these examples, author Susan Briscoe explores such topics as color ideas from traditional Japanese textiles and quilts, motifs, and recommendations for combining fabric patterns and block designs. An extensive section on technique, as well as several pages about the fabrics themselves and a listing of suppliers and organizations make this volume as practical and informative as it is beautiful.

About the Author

Susan Briscoe is a professional textile designer, author and teacher, specializing in sashiko and Japanese textile designs. Trained in England, an interest in Japanese design led her to Japan where she studied the tea ceremony, traditional textiles, kimono design and tailoring. Briscoe has designed textile projects for numerous publications and frequently gives demonstrations at quilt and textile shows. Her previous books include 21 Terrific Patchwork Bags (2003), The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook (2005) and 21 Sensational Patchwork Bags (2006). She currently resides in the UK.

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marrrebecca005, January 23, 2009 (view all comments by marrrebecca005)
Japenese works of art. Patchwork, applique and sashiko designs. Some of the designs are very simple, but still have great visual impact. My favories are the blocks using indigo fabric. Book includes ideas for creatively using oriental fabric. The istuctions are clear and simple.
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Briscoe, Susan
null, Susan
Design - Textile & Costume
Quilts & Quilting
Architecture | Applied Arts
Art and Architecture | Applied Arts
Textile & Costume
Art & Architecture | Applied Arts
Crafts; Quilting
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over 150 full-color illus. throughout
8.900 x 9.000 in 1.475 lb

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