Beautiful Building Block Quilts: Create Improvisational Quilts from One Block

Beautiful Building Block Quilts: Create Improvisational Quilts from One Block

by Lisa Walton
     
 

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Author Lisa Walton shows you how to start with an easy quilt block like Four Patch or Flying Geese, stitch it up in several different sizes, then build your blocks into striking improvised quilts with up-to-the-minute style using solids, batiks and hand dyed fabrics. The piecing couldn’t be easier, and the design possibilities are endless with two ways to play:

Overview

Author Lisa Walton shows you how to start with an easy quilt block like Four Patch or Flying Geese, stitch it up in several different sizes, then build your blocks into striking improvised quilts with up-to-the-minute style using solids, batiks and hand dyed fabrics. The piecing couldn’t be easier, and the design possibilities are endless with two ways to play: make quilts exactly like the ones in the book, or learn to improvise your own unique creations. Includes 8 step-by-step complete quilt projects, 4 bonus projects, plus a gallery to inspire even more possibilities!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Let Lisa show you how to start with an easy quilt block (Four Patch or Flying Geese), stitch it up in several different sizes, and then build your blocks into stylish improvised quilts. The piecing is easy, and the design possibilities are endless. There are eight projects featured here, with four bonus projects and a gallery to inspire you.
--Quilter's Digest; May 2013

There are some stunning quilt projects in this book, which once again rely heavily on the imaginative use of colour. There are 8 step-by-step complete quilt projects, with a further 4 bonus projects and a gallery to inspire even more possibilities.

This is an exercise in modern, modular play, using time-honoured quilt blocks and a combination of solid, batik and hand-dyed fabrics to make the quilts sing. You can make the quilts in exactly the same colour combinations as those in the book or learn to improvise your own unique creations, thus giving you plenty of scope.
--Fabrications Quilting For You; June/July 2013

Well-known Australian quilter Lisa Walton shows you how to start with an easy quilt block such as Four Patch of Flying Geese, stitch it up in several different sizes, then build your blocks into striking improvised quilts with up-to-the-minute style. She shows you how to incorporate solids, batiks and hand-dyed fabrics - and the piecing techniques couldn't be easier.

The design possibilities are endless with two ways to play: you can make quilts exactly like the ones in the book, or learn to improvise your own unique creations. Includes eight step-by-step complete quilt projects, four bonus projects, plus a gallery to inspire even more possibilities!
--Down Under Quilts Magazine; June/July 2013

Lisa Walton presents her debut book sharing her technique of taking a simple geometric block, making it up into multiple sizes then joining those new modules together to create exciting and dynamic quilts. Also learn tips for using colour and fabrics effectively.
--Australian Quilting Companion; Summer 2013

Lisa Walton shows you how to use easy quilt blocks such as Four Patch or Flying Geese and build them into improvised, modern quilts with up-to-the-minute style, using a stash of solids, batiks and hand-dyed fabrics. Easy piecing and myriad design possibilities allow you to either make a quilt exactly like those in the book or improvise your own unique constructions. There are eight step-by-step complete quilt projects, four bonus projects, plus a gallery to inspire even more possibilities!
--Modern Quilts Unlimited; Summer 2013

May 2013 Quilter's Digest
Let Lisa show you how to start with an easy quilt block (Four Patch or Flying Geese), stitch it up in several different sizes, and then build your blocks into stylish improvised quilts. The piecing is easy, and the design possibilities are endless. There are eight projects featured here, with four bonus projects and a gallery to inspire you.
June/July 2013 Fabrications Quilting For You
There are some stunning quilt projects in this book, which once again rely heavily on the imaginative use of colour. There are 8 step-by-step complete quilt projects, with a further 4 bonus projects and a gallery to inspire even more possibilities.

This is an exercise in modern, modular play, using time-honoured quilt blocks and a combination of solid, batik and hand-dyed fabrics to make the quilts sing. You can make the quilts in exactly the same colour combinations as those in the book or learn to improvise your own unique creations, thus giving you plenty of scope.

June/July 2013 Down Under Quilts Magazine
Well-known Australian quilter Lisa Walton shows you how to start with an easy quilt block such as Four Patch of Flying Geese, stitch it up in several different sizes, then build your blocks into striking improvised quilts with up-to-the-minute style. She shows you how to incorporate solids, batiks and hand-dyed fabrics—and the piecing techniques couldn't be easier.

The design possibilities are endless with two ways to play: you can make quilts exactly like the ones in the book, or learn to improvise your own unique creations. Includes eight step-by-step complete quilt projects, four bonus projects, plus a gallery to inspire even more possibilities!

Summer 2013 Australian Quilters Companion
Lisa Walton presents her debut book sharing her technique of taking a simple geometric block, making it up into multiple sizes then joining those new modules together to create exciting and dynamic quilts. Also learn tips for using colour and fabrics effectively.
Summer 2013 Modern Quilts Unlimited
Lisa Walton shows you how to use easy quilt blocks such as Four Patch or Flying Geese and build them into improvised, modern quilts with up-to-the-minute style, using a stash of solids, batiks and hand-dyed fabrics. Easy piecing and myriad design possibilities allow you to either make a quilt exactly like those in the book or improvise your own unique constructions. There are eight step-by-step complete quilt projects, four bonus projects, plus a gallery to inspire even more possibilities!
Spring 2014 Quilts & More
Author Lisa Walton encourages quilters to make quilts using one simple shape in a variety of sizes. She starts with the simplest of blocks (Four-Patch and Flying Geese) and progresses to hand-dyeing fabrics and improvisational piecing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607056249
Publisher:
C & T Publishing
Publication date:
02/12/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
File size:
34 MB
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Meet the Author

Lisa Walton has been quilting for over 20 years, and her love of teaching has not only taken her all over the world, but also earned her the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for Quilting Teachers by the International Quilt Association. Lisa lives in Sydney, Australia. Fibreinspirations.blogspot.com

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