The Art of the Handmade Quilt

The Art of the Handmade Quilt

by Nancy Brenan Daniel, Rita Weiss
     
 

Sewing machines are speedier—but, increasingly, quilters are discovering that working by hand provides even more pleasure and superior results. And world-renowned quilt maker, teacher, author, and show judge Nancy Brenan Daniel has created an inspiring guide just for them, with ideas for 18 varied and beautiful hand-sewn quilts. Her detailed instructions cover

Overview

Sewing machines are speedier—but, increasingly, quilters are discovering that working by hand provides even more pleasure and superior results. And world-renowned quilt maker, teacher, author, and show judge Nancy Brenan Daniel has created an inspiring guide just for them, with ideas for 18 varied and beautiful hand-sewn quilts. Her detailed instructions cover it all, from making the blocks and stitching them together to adding borders and binding. Many of the designs come straight from Nancy’s own antique collection, and they’re pieced, appliquéd, and even stenciled. Several traditional and much loved patterns—including the Courthouse Log Cabin, Shoo-fly, Prickly Pear, and Windblown Daisy—are accompanied by a contemporary appliqué quilt and a small hand-embroidered wall hanging.

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Library Journal

Longtime quilt teacher Daniel (Slice 'em and Dice 'em Quilts) focuses on hand quilting in this book of vintage and vintage-inspired quilt patterns. Ranging from a classic nine-patch to a whimsical windblown daisy design, there are plenty of options for beginning and advanced quilters. Daniel includes a difficulty rating for each pattern, as well as directions to guide novice quilters through every step of their project. Colorful piecing diagrams, combined with step-by-step instructions, make construction foolproof, and templates are provided for all pieces and quilting patterns. Quilters who appreciate the classic quilt styles will enjoy these projects. Recommended for all quilting collections.


—Jan Zlendich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402733512
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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