Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design, and Inspiration

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Brighten up any room with fun, contemporary, and functional projects exploding with sensational color! Fresh Quilting presents 21 brilliant designs featuring quilt artist Malka Dubrawsky's intoxicating colors and unexpected palettes.

Learn to create beautiful and lively pieces for you and your home--from modern quilts and fun pillows to flirty bags and scarves. In addition to clear directions and step-by-step illustrations for machine-sewn patchwork and quilted projects, Fresh ...

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Overview

Brighten up any room with fun, contemporary, and functional projects exploding with sensational color! Fresh Quilting presents 21 brilliant designs featuring quilt artist Malka Dubrawsky's intoxicating colors and unexpected palettes.

Learn to create beautiful and lively pieces for you and your home--from modern quilts and fun pillows to flirty bags and scarves. In addition to clear directions and step-by-step illustrations for machine-sewn patchwork and quilted projects, Fresh Quilting includes a detailed section of techniques from basic piecing, cutting, and measuring methods to more advanced techniques such as inserting zippers into pillow backs and using bias binding to finish a quilt. Throughout Fresh Quilting, Malka will teach you how to adventurously and confidently mix colors and prints. You'll be inspired to infuse your own brilliant palettes into each project and discover just how irresistible and beautiful contemporary quilting can be!

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Editorial Reviews

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"The brightly-coloured cover draws you into this book which aims to rejuvenate home sewing projects through quilting in colourful and bold designs. This is more of a book aimed towards home decorating... There are varied projects ranging from quilts to scarves and needle cases, and with a good variety in between. Each project has diagrams to assist with the design and layout and colour photographs of the finished objects. But the projects themselves are bright and funky and there is a good variety of patchwork techniques to make them all a little out of the ordinary." - Workshop on the Web

"Malka Dubrawsky and Interweave books - what an amazing combination - one of my favourite improv quilters and one of my favourite book publishers all rolled up together: Malka's stunning colourful designs, combined with Interweave's attention to detail - love it - and the book delivers! Malka's quilts and patchwork designs are all about colour and pattern. She dyes and over-dyes her own fabric and combines these in eclectic and clashing and fun ways that are part gypsy and part country but the final result is completely modern! Her stitching may be a bit wonky at times and her corners may not meet up perfectly - but for me that not only adds to the charm of these improv quilts but also the accessibility of her style - she is all about fearless quilting and sewing - just getting in there and doing it. Her fearless style embraces flaws but also discovers new methods, exciting colour combinations and fantastic designs." - Whipup.net

"A myriad of projects at every skill level for the Modern quilter." - Machine Quilting Unlimited

"Quilters looking for a variety of bright, contemporary projects will enjoy this title... This is an ideal book for those looking to reduce their stash." - Ruth Cox, Sewing World

"Every project in the book will appeal to quilters at any level of skill." - Bangor Daily News

"I've been reading Malka's blog, A stitch in dye, for a very long time now, and I always enjoy all the beautiful eye candy over there. Malka has a way of combining fabrics, both commercially printed as well as her signature hand-dyed fabrics, to create gorgeous works of art." - Filminthefridge.com

"Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design & Inspiration is an amazingly beautiful and content rich new book by Malka Dubrawsky. It's no secret I'm a big fan of Malka's work. The first time I saw one of her quilts I totally flipped out. Unique, colorful, and yes, Fresh!" - Kathy, Pinkchalkstudio.com

"Her work challenges me to embrace color more passionately, to get more gutsy with free motion Quilting and to allow myself to work with more freedom at times. I simply can't put down this book." - Rachel Hauser, Stitched in Color

"Quilt artist Malka Dubrawsky has a way with vibrant colors, prints and shapes. From simple round coasters to a patchwork coin purse, she takes readers step-by-step through colorful techniques for creating a number of practical items." - Detroit News

"This book proves there's much more to quilting than warm, cozy bedspreads. Dubrawsky (Color Your Cloth: A Quilter's Guide to Dyeing and Patterning Fabric) begins with a brief, informative description of quilting techniques, from cutting to piecing to hand and machine-quilting, then provides a gallery of projects with step-by-step directions. Dubrawsky's aesthetic is colorful and vintage-inspired, with fun and functional designs. The wide variety of small projects and accessories makes this a good choice for beginning quilters who may not feel ready to take on a full-size quilt and they're excellent scrap-bag busters for quilters with a serious stash." - Library Journal

Library Journal
This book proves there's much more to quilting than warm, cozy bedspreads. Dubrawsky (Color Your Cloth: A Quilter's Guide to Dyeing and Patterning Fabric) begins with a brief, informative description of quilting techniques, from cutting to piecing to hand- and machine-quilting, then provides a gallery of projects with step-by-step directions. Dubrawsky's aesthetic is colorful and vintage-inspired, with fun and functional designs. The wide variety of small projects and accessories makes this a good choice for beginning quilters who may not feel ready to take on a full-size quilt—and they're excellent scrap-bag busters for quilters with a serious stash.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596682351
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,096,964
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Malka Dubrawsky is a fiber artist whose work has been shown in juried exhibitions including Quilt National and Visions. In addition to a successful Etsy shop and popular A Stitch in Dye blog, Malka contributes to Stitch, Sew Hip, and Quilting Arts magazines. She is the author of Color Your Cloth, and her work has also appeared in Fiberarts: Design Book, Sweater Surgery, Quilts, Baby!, Pretty Little Pillows, and Pretty Little Mini Quilts. Malka is based in Austin, Texas.

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Table of Contents


Introduction

Tools and Materials

Fresh Techniques for Patchwork, Piecing, Quilting, and Finishing

Fresh Patchwork Projects:
1. Strings Attached Potholders
2. Strings Attached Trivet
3. Flower Garden Sham
4. Scrap-Busting Coin Purses
5. Round and Round Coasters
6. Menswear Pillow
7. Peppermint Neck Warmer
8. Windows Sewing Machine Cover
9. Indigo Needle Case
10. Nine-Patch Kitchen Curtain
11. Four Points Tote
12. Mix-it-Up Patchwork Scarf
13. Zig-Zag Sofa Pillow
14. ABC Baby Quilt

Fresh Quilt Projects:
15. Modern Baby Quilt
16. Annie’s Picnic Quilt
17. Nate Quilt
18. Whirligig Quilt
19. Stripped and Striped Quilt
20. Hexagon Quilt

Resources

Index

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    Empowered me to quilt again!

    My first quilt was terrible. Absolute hot mess! The colors and textures were beautiful, but the actual construction of the piece was completely shoddy. I could get into details, but why bore you?

    Anyway, since then I've been afraid of even considering quilting anything, afraid to waste the fabric on something poorly executed. But, after seeing me pour over blogs of beautiful quilts, my husband bought me Fresh Quilting. (True, I had asked for it explicitly, but he still did it!)

    I poured over the book, and finished it in one night after the baby went to bed. Reading the book with its emphasis on fearlessness, and the incredible close ups of sometimes perfectly imperfect stitching, allowed me to finally let go and just DO IT already!

    Malka's writing and quilting is beautiful and attainable, with projects ranging from easy to more complex, but her enthusiasm and encouragement makes everything sound SO EASY! Also, I love her use of solids, and improvisational piecing and quilting...this is a great book for the younger (or young at heart) crowd that want to create without copying Grandma's style.

    Love love love!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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