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Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects: 37 Graphic Designs & Tips from Top Modern Quilters [With CDROM]by Tacha Bruecher (Contribution by)
Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects by Tacha Bruecher is a collection of paper-pieced projects featuring some of the best work from today's most talented modern quilters. You can learn everything you need to know about foundation paper piecing, and then test your skills with 37 projects ranging in difficulty and complexity. Bursting with ideas and ingenuity, this
Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects by Tacha Bruecher is a collection of paper-pieced projects featuring some of the best work from today's most talented modern quilters. You can learn everything you need to know about foundation paper piecing, and then test your skills with 37 projects ranging in difficulty and complexity. Bursting with ideas and ingenuity, this book will inspire you to include paper piecing in all your sewing projects.
--FabShop News; 1/7/14
Tacha (co-founder of Fat Quarterly Magazine) tackles paper-piecing, a wonderful technique that enables quilters to accurately piece detailed blocks. But many of us find ourselves terrified of this process because it's counter-intuitive to how we normally piece. We urge you to let yourselves be guided by her simple instructions and the book's clear illustrations. Once mastered, paper-piecing will open many design doors for your quilt efforts.
Tacha works with 12 different block designs which are first featured in a calendar quilt. Then, she hands each block to a different designer, who creates a completed project using the block. There are bags, a game board, home dec items and even a chair cushion! Designers include Cheryl Arkison, Daniel Rouse and Amy Lobsinger. The book also comes with a CD with all of the block patterns waiting to be printed.
Bruecher helped make English paper piecing a go-to technique for modern quilters with 2012's Hex-a-Go-Go, and in this new collection, she enlists a group of well-known, modern quilting bloggers and pattern designers to help her do the same for foundation paper piecing. The centerpiece of the book is a quilt featuring a paper-pieced block for each month of the year, such as an April umbrella, a vintage camping lantern for June, and a snowboarding rabbit for November. Each of the monthly blocks is also incorporated into a separate project, with additional options for using a favorite block. Readers will also find a number of paper-pieced household accessories (e.g., a sewing machine cover, an artist's portfolio, and a roll-up backgammon board). Full instructions are provided, and printable foundations are included on the accompanying CD-ROM. VERDICT Foundation paper piecing has caught on with modern quilters in a big way, and the pictorial blocks in this collection will appeal to quilters who enjoy the work of Ayumi Takahashi (Patchwork Please) or other zakka-style sewists.
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Meet the Author
Natasha (aka Tacha) Bruecher is a quilt designer and teacher who is well known in the online quilting community as a founding member of the e-zine Fat Quarterly. Tacha has published many patterns and articles as a part of Fat Quarterly, is the author of Hexa-go-go and has contributed to a number of books. Her patterns have also appeared in Sew Hip magazine. Tacha lives in Berlin, Germany, with her husband and two daughters.
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