A Trip around the World: 25 Patchwork, Quilting and Applique Projects Inspired by Different Countries

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See the world from your sewing table! An Incan sun, burning red and yellow; Mandarin ducks swimming in vivid blue waters; and a crawling lizard from Australasia, done in Aboriginal style: an array of beautiful motifs from around the globe unfold before you, ready for stitching in quilts, embroideries, and more. 25 projects, using a range of different techniques, take their inspiration from the designs, patterns, textures, and color schemes of every continent—even Antarctica! The decorative items include Middle ...

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Overview

See the world from your sewing table! An Incan sun, burning red and yellow; Mandarin ducks swimming in vivid blue waters; and a crawling lizard from Australasia, done in Aboriginal style: an array of beautiful motifs from around the globe unfold before you, ready for stitching in quilts, embroideries, and more. 25 projects, using a range of different techniques, take their inspiration from the designs, patterns, textures, and color schemes of every continent—even Antarctica! The decorative items include Middle Eastern Christmas stars, a Mediterranean sailing boat, a Celtic herb pillow, Scandinavian table ribbons, and an African zebra quilt. The pattern-library pages are packed with images, and hints for developing patterns will help you create your own fabulous designs.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781861082503
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/1/2001
  • Pages: 112

Table of Contents

Welcome 4
Looking around 6
Developing patterns 9
General instructions 14
North America & Canada 16
Trip around the world 17
Fall wall-hanging 20
Pattern library 22
Central & South America 24
San Blas cat 24
Inca sun 28
Pattern library 31
Australasia 32
Lizard footstool 33
Pattern library 36
The Orient 38
Mandarin ducks 40
Sashiko firescreen 44
Pattern library 46
India 48
Crazy patchwork boxes 48
Pattern library 51
Middle East 52
Christmas star 53
Pattern library 55
Central Europe 56
Fruit cushion 57
Hearts photograph album 60
Pattern library 62
Africa 64
Zebra quilt 64
Egyptian wall-hanging 68
Pattern library 71
The Mediterranean 72
Mosaic mirror 73
Sailing boat 76
Shadow-quilting tablecloth 81
Fleur-de-lys breadcloth 84
Pattern library 86
Scandinavia 88
Christmas cards 88
Table ribbons 92
Pattern library 94
Arctic & Antarctic 96
Herb sachets 97
Aurora borealis mirror 98
Pattern library 101
The British Isles 102
Celtic herb pillow 102
Sewing bag and pincushion 107
Pattern library 110
Acknowledgements 112
Book list 112
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