Transparency Quilts: 10 Modern Projects - Keys for Success in Fabric Selection - From the FunQuilts Studio

Transparency Quilts: 10 Modern Projects - Keys for Success in Fabric Selection - From the FunQuilts Studio

by Weeks Ringle, Bill Kerr
     
 

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In this follow-up to Quilts Made Modern, you’ll learn how to use traditional piecing techniques to create quilts with layered translucent effects. By distinguishing and balancing the subtleties of color in your fabrics, you can achieve remarkable results. Discover how the visual relationships between different colors make all the difference in your quilts.See more details below

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In this follow-up to Quilts Made Modern, you’ll learn how to use traditional piecing techniques to create quilts with layered translucent effects. By distinguishing and balancing the subtleties of color in your fabrics, you can achieve remarkable results. Discover how the visual relationships between different colors make all the difference in your quilts.

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Publishers Weekly
Transparency quilts are particular kinds of quilts: they affect the look of layering with translucent chiffon over cotton, the fabric-sandwich version of encyclopedia pages with overlays or scrims in scene design. With transparency quilts, the additional details and information result from careful selection and juxtaposition of color. That's why the husband-and-wife team of Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr (Quilts Made Modern), co-founders of FunQuilts.com, spend time in the book's first part defining and employing such color terms as "value" and "saturation." Unfortunately, words on a page, even accompanied by Figs. 1 through 1,000, may not serve as well as personal instruction to explain why "yellow plus blue doesn't have to equal green." After covering how to create transparencies, Ringle and Kerr discuss how to select fabric and what doesn't work and why. The second half of the book offers 10 patterns, including tips, skill grades, machine-quilting suggestions, and instructions for assembly. Patterns replicating tartan and madras are most effective. The couple's writing style is practical, edged a bit with cutesy. 340 illus. (Dec.)
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Transparency quilts are particular kinds of quilts: they effect the look of layering with translucent chiffon over cotton, the fabric-sandwich version of encyclopedia pages with overlays or scrims in scene design. With transparency quilts, the additional details and information result from careful selection and juxtaposition of color. That’s why the husband-and-wife team of Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr (Quilts Made Modern), co-founders of FunQuilts.com, spend time in the book’s first part defining and employing such color terms as “value” and “saturation.” Unfortunately, words on a page, even accompanied by Figs. 1 through 1,000, may not serve as well as personal instruction to explain why “yellow plus blue doesn’t have to equal green.” After covering how to create transparencies, Ringle and Kerr discuss how to select fabric and what doesn’t work and why. The second half of the book offers 10 patterns, including tips, skill grades, machine-quilting suggestions, and instructions for assembly. Patterns replicating tartan and madras are most effective. The couple’s writing style is practical, edged a bit with cutesy. 340 illus. --Cevin Bryerman, Publishers Weekly, December, 2011

Transparency quilts are particular kinds of quilts: they effect the look of layering with translucent chiffon over cotton, the fabric-sandwich version of encyclopedia pages with overlays or scrims in scene design. With transparency quilts, the additional details and information result from careful selection and juxtaposition of color. That’s why the husband-and-wife team of Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr (Quilts Made Modern), co-founders of FunQuilts.com, spend time in the book’s first part defining and employing such color terms as “value” and “saturation.” Unfortunately, words on a page, even accompanied by Figs. 1 through 1,000, may not serve as well as personal instruction to explain why “yellow plus blue doesn’t have to equal green.” After covering how to create transparencies, Ringle and Kerr discuss how to select fabric and what doesn’t work and why. The second half of the book offers 10 patterns, including tips, skill grades, machine-quilting suggestions, and instructions for assembly. Patterns replicating tartan and madras are most effective. The couple’s writing style is practical, edged a bit with cutesy. 340 illus. --Cevin Bryerman, Publisher's Weekly, December, 2011

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607053545
Publisher:
C & T Publishing
Publication date:
01/16/2012
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
614,508
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.20(d)

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