Impressionist Palette: Quilt Color and Design (Print On Demand Edition)

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Impressionist Palette, the follow-up to Gai Perry's highly successful Impressionist Quilts, expands your horizons for interpreting nature's landscapes into pictorial quilts with an Impressionist flair. Gai's original technique - which places squares on point - softens fabric edges and gently blends color, furthering the illusion of viewing a real painting. Learn how to select the right additions to your fabric palette and embellish your Impressionist Landscape quilt with patch applique and highlight painting. ...
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Overview

Impressionist Palette, the follow-up to Gai Perry's highly successful Impressionist Quilts, expands your horizons for interpreting nature's landscapes into pictorial quilts with an Impressionist flair. Gai's original technique - which places squares on point - softens fabric edges and gently blends color, furthering the illusion of viewing a real painting. Learn how to select the right additions to your fabric palette and embellish your Impressionist Landscape quilt with patch applique and highlight painting. Find your personal palette using Gai's color enrichment concept. Instructions for six new projects are included, as well as beautiful photographs showcasing the latest work of Gai and her students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571200303
  • Publisher: C & T Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Pages: 130
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication 5
Foreword 7
Introduction 8
1 Impressionism in Art 11
Impressionism in Quilts 13
Landscape Vocabulary 14
2 Color Imagery 16
Color Theory 17
The Spectrum 21
The Influence of Color 25
Color Enrichment 30
Harmonious Color Schemes 32
Contrast 38
Color and Design Questionnaire 39
3 The Fabrics 43
What Kind and How Much? 43
Floral Prints 44
Examples of Flower Scale and Square Size 46
Element Prints and Textures 53
4 Cutting Methods 59
Making a Design Board 62
The Design Process 64
Additional Design Techniques 67
5 General Project Instructions 71
Land, Sea, and Sky 72
The Incredible Flowering Tree 78
Monet's Garden 86
Field and Stream 92
Victorian Bouquet 98
Les Fleurs 104
6 Sewing the Landscape 109
Borders 115
Quilting 116
7 Thoughts on Creativity 118
Questions and Answers 120
Template Patterns 124
Bibliography 126
About the Author 127
Index 128
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