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Amish Patchwork: Full-Size Patterns for 46 Authentic Designs (Dover Needlework)by Suzy Lawson
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This treasury of Amish patchwork artistry will introduce quilting enthusiasts to a wealth of traditional designs as ingenious as they are beautiful. Based on concepts and unwritten rules that have long governed Amish quiltmaking, most of these lovely patterns date from the late 1800s to the early 1930s.
Ms. Lawson, a well-known quilt designer, first devotes a chapter to Amish color combinations, color suggestions, and possible decorative combinations. She then goes on to offer expert advice on borders, patterns, quilting, backing and binding, and more.
Dimensions, full-size patterns, and over 100 black-and-white illustrations show how to make 48 beautiful Amish-style quilts, including such intriguing examples as "Botch Handle," "Hole in the Barn Door," "Sunshine and Shadow," and "Wild Goose Chase." In addition, you'll find patterns and instructions for creating such favorite quilting designs as teardrops, feathers, cables, stars, baskets, and floral and foliate motifs.
Often spectacular, embodying an amazing diversity of patterns and combinations, Amish quilts are among the most sought-after of all quilting patterns. This book provides a comprehensive, inexpensive source of Amish quilt motifs geared to needleworkers at all levels of expertise.
Treasury of Amish patchwork artistry considers color combinations, borders, quilting methods, backings, binding. Instructions, full-size patterns for such colorful beauties as "Honeycomb" "Sunshine and Shadow," "Wild Goose Chase," many more—all derived from Amish quilts of late 1800s, early 19
Amazingly diverse designs, most dating from late 1800s to early 1930s. "Sunshine and Shadow," "Wild Goose," many more. Complete instructions. Over 300 black-and-white illustrations.
Treasury of Amish patchwork artistry considers color combinations, borders, quilting methods, backings, binding. Instructions, full-size patterns for such colorful beauties as "Honeycomb," "Sunshine and Shadow," "Wild Goose Chase," many more — all derived from Amish quilts of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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