Material Obsession: Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots

Overview

Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke, owners of the popular quilting shop Material Obsession in Sydney, Australia, bring an unconventional spirit to a traditional craft. They encourage quilters to use bold patterns and unusual color combinations, and to trust their instincts rather than follow rigid rules.
 
In Material Obsession, Doughty and Fielke present 23 vibrant quilt patterns that appear fresh and modern, but are often based on ...

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Overview

Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke, owners of the popular quilting shop Material Obsession in Sydney, Australia, bring an unconventional spirit to a traditional craft. They encourage quilters to use bold patterns and unusual color combinations, and to trust their instincts rather than follow rigid rules.
 
In Material Obsession, Doughty and Fielke present 23 vibrant quilt patterns that appear fresh and modern, but are often based on traditional designs. They explain how any quilter, novice or seasoned, can create striking variations of their own by seeking inspiration from both the fabric in front of them and the world around them. Patterns are arranged in order of difficulty, from easy to advanced, and a techniques section fully describes the basics of patchwork and quilting. Material Obsession provides quilters with everything they need to put a modern twist on an age-old craft—and to express their own creative spirits while they’re at it.

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Aussie quilters Doughty and Fielke present a collection of patterns inspired by vintage quilts, which range from classic patchwork to quirky appliqué. The cutting and piecing directions are clear and easy to follow. Many of the patterns call for reproductions of vintage fabrics, but the designs could easily be executed in contemporary fabric for a different look and feel. Fun.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584797524
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/4/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 313,264
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Fielke and Kathy Doughty own the popular quilt shop Material Obsession, in Sydney, Australia. They draw a huge international fan base via their popular website and blog, www.materialobsession.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2009

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    Great book!

    I love this book. It has so many projects for every skill level. Easy to work with and interesting to read, too. I will use it again and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2008

    This is the quilt book of 2008

    You will not find as more inspiring quilt book this year in the US. It has amazing patterns, beautiful photography and is lots of fun. Don't miss out. It will sell fast!

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