Bold and Beautiful: Artful Quilts from Just One Fabric

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Anyone can make these impressive quilts! With Judi's guidance, you'll discover the many possibilities hidden in fabrics. Browse in the color-splashed gallery, learn Judi's creative methods, and then turn batiks and hand-dyed fabrics into glorious works of art.

  • Create a unique quilt that's one piece of fabric--quilted, painted, and then embellished
  • Machine quilt lovely motifs...
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Overview

Anyone can make these impressive quilts! With Judi's guidance, you'll discover the many possibilities hidden in fabrics. Browse in the color-splashed gallery, learn Judi's creative methods, and then turn batiks and hand-dyed fabrics into glorious works of art.

  • Create a unique quilt that's one piece of fabric--quilted, painted, and then embellished
  • Machine quilt lovely motifs such as feathers and flowers
  • Develop astonishing artistry--even if you're a beginner--and create five contemporary projects
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564778925
  • Publisher: Martingale & Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/2009
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

We were sorry to hear of the passing of Judi Dains. It was a priviledge to work with her. From childhood, Judi Dains was busy with her hands and mind, creating with abandon. Quilting escaped her notice until the late 1980s. She kept envisioning wild clothes, only to find out that her visions were called wearable art. That is what led her into the quilt world.

Through the years, Judi won more than 275 awards. Her work has been shown in galleries and public buildings, including the governor's office in California's State Capitol.

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  • Posted May 3, 2010

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    Thread Painting by another name

    Gather your materials of thread (that's LOTS of different colors and weights), a pretty Batik fabric, some crystals, yo-yos and a few quilting designs. What do these things get you? Why a very pretty art quilt.

    I have called this thread painting in my past life. It is a lot of work but it does come out to be a very beautiful quilt. The author talks about choosing the right fabric first. Once you find a Batik you like, hang it up on the design wall and stand back. See those flowers or leaves or maybe even a vase? This is what you will outline.

    Next you need to have the right threads. Colors and weights make this type of quilt. Be sure to read over the section on this subject. Having a pair of quilting gloves eases the "painting" process. They help you to "grab" the quilt and do the free motion movements you need. Be sure to start in the middle of the quilt so the stretch that bias pieces create will be distributed even in each direction.

    You don't have to have your own quilting designs as the author provides several pages you can use. And be combining them, you have even more. Be sure to take a practice run on similar fabric/bat/back materials so you know how to handle the actual quilt. Better yet, after your practice run, why not start with a pillow so you don't have to fight with all the fabric and you will get a good feel for how to create these art quilts.

    The book ends with project directions for creating a bag with this technique and a gallery of various quilts. All in all, if this type of quilting is something you have wanted to try, this book will cover all the basic steps.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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