Color Essentials-Crisp & Vibrant Quilts: 12 Modern Projects Featuring Precut Solids

Color Essentials-Crisp & Vibrant Quilts: 12 Modern Projects Featuring Precut Solids

by Amanda Murphy
     
 

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This must-have book will free you from preconceived notions about color and inspire creativity. You will learn to experiment with solids and gain a deep understanding of how color functions. Perfect for both the adventurous beginner and skilled intermediate quilter, the 12 modern quilt projects will show you how to create fresh combinations, vibrancy, and movement

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This must-have book will free you from preconceived notions about color and inspire creativity. You will learn to experiment with solids and gain a deep understanding of how color functions. Perfect for both the adventurous beginner and skilled intermediate quilter, the 12 modern quilt projects will show you how to create fresh combinations, vibrancy, and movement using different hues. To make the projects accessible, affordable, and stunning, the author has developed a pre-cut package of Robert Kaufman Fabrics that can be used in conjunction with this book.

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Publishers Weekly
09/16/2013
Murphy (Modern Holiday) concentrated on color, specifically of solid cottons, in designing a dozen projects. The book’s title is correct, for she does cover color essentials, turning the color wheel to highlight primary, secondary, and tertiary colors and complementary colors. She also plays with what she calls “poison” colors, hues that scream at each other from opposite sides of the color wheel but “yield dynamic results” when placed together. Although she asserts that piecers who throw off color shackles become creative, she allows that “unlimited possibilities can also be intimidating.” She addresses this issue by teaching about color: hues, values and shades; artist Josef Albers’s contributions; and cottons from Robert Kaufman Fabric, especially the Kona Sunrise and Sunset palettes created for this book. Projects for intermediate or advanced quilters range from small pillows and place mats to full-size quilts, including “Color Burst,” a gorgeous circle measuring 69 ¾ in. in diameter. Each quilt includes a page of color possibilities, and several projects include instructions on smaller topics, such as using fusible appliqué. (Nov.)
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Murphy (Modern Holiday) concentrated on color, specifically of solid cottons, in designing a dozen projects. The book's title is correct, for she does cover color essentials, turning the color wheel to highlight primary, secondary, and tertiary colors and complimentary colors. She also plays with what she calls "poison" colors, hues that scream at each other from opposite sides of the color wheel but "yield dynamic results" when placed together. Although she asserts that piecers who throw off color shackles become creative, she allows that "unlimited possibilities can also be intimidating." She addresses this issue by teaching about color: hues, values and shades; artist Josef Albers's contributions; and cottons from Robert Kaufman Fabric, especially the Kona Sunrise and Sunset palettes created for this book. Projects for intermediate or advanced quilters range from small pillows and place mats to full-size quilts, including "Color Burst," a gorgeous circle me asuring 69 3/4 in. in diameter. Each quilt includes a page of color possibilities, and several projects include instructions on smaller topics, such as using fusible applique.
--Publishers Weekly; 9/16/13

Amanda inspires you to experiment with solids and gain an understanding of how color functions. This book is perfect for the adventurous beginner and skilled intermediate quilter. Amanda shows how to create fresh combinations and movement using different hues.
--Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting; January/February 2014

January/February 2014 Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting
Amanda inspires you to experiment with solids and gain an understanding of how color functions. This book is perfect for the adventurous beginner and skilled intermediate quilter. Amanda shows how to create fresh combinations and movement using different hues.
4/29/14 Down Under Quilts Magazine
If you're stuck in a bit of an inspiration rut then this book is sure to help! It details how you can experiment with solid fabrics and better understand colour combinations. Inside you'll find 12 modern quilt projects, each of which uses pre-cut strips, squares, jelly rolls, and fat-quarter bundles, helping to make the patterns simple to follow. The author, Amanda Murphy, has also developed a pre-cut package of Robert Kaufman Fabrics which you can use with the book to create many of the contemporary projects.
Quilts from Quiltmakers 100 Blocks
Grab colorful Kona cotton solid precuts and designer Amanda Murphy's new book, Color Essentials—Crisp & Vibrant Quilts, for a boost of color confidence. Learn about successful color combinations and see how they work in the 12 projects included in the book.
Spring 2014 Modern Patchwork
Explore color while working in a modern style with Amanda Murphy’s expert guidance. The first few pages offer a succinct and well-illustrated lesson on the basics of color theory. Amanda then offers three warm-up projects to get into the swing of experimenting with color – a pillow, table runner, and set of place mats. Then jump in with both feet and enjoy nine quilt projects, all made with precut fabric packs. Amanda offers diagrams of other color representations for each project. She worked with Robert Kaufman Fabrics and their line of Kona solids to create precut fabric packs for the patterns in this book. The fabric packs range from 5” charm squares to roll ups of 2 ½” strips to fat quarters. Yardage requirements are provided if readers wish to use different fabrics. This book plus a fabric pack or two would be a lovely gift for a favorite quilter – or maybe yourself!
February 2014 Quilter's Digest
An essential reference on quilting with color, this book will inspire you to experiment with solids. Here you will find instructions for nine pieced quilts, a pillow, a placemat and a table runner. Amanda developed a precut package of Robert Kaufman fabrics that can be used in conjunction with this book, or you can use other precut strips, squares, roll-ups or fat-quarter bundles.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607057093
Publisher:
C&T Publishing / Stash Books
Publication date:
12/07/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
351,476
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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