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Stunning 3-D Quilts Simplified: Create Dimension with Color, Value & Geometric Shapes

Stunning 3-D Quilts Simplified: Create Dimension with Color, Value & Geometric Shapes

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Stunning 3-D Quilts Simplified: Create Dimension with Color, Value & Geometric Shapes

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110 pagine
15 minuti
Pubblicato:
Aug 25, 2020
ISBN:
9781617459603
Formato:
Libro

Descrizione

Sew three-dimensional quilt illusions

Create a stunning quilt that will have your friends asking, “How did you do that?” Believe it or not, these attention-grabbing projects come together with straight rows of simple shapes. You'll learn how to sew 12 visually arresting quilts each in 4 colorways giving you dozens of dynamic options. Build your confidence in bias piecing, as you pair light, medium, and dark fabrics for heavenly hexes. Don't be intimidated—just follow the easy assembly diagrams and watch your quilt come together one row at a time with no inset seams. These 3-D illusions are so impressive, you won't know whether to keep them on the bed or hang them on the wall.

  • Sew 3-D illusion quilts that have your friends asking how you did it
  • Arrange 60-degree triangles in rows for easy piecing with no inset seams
  • Build your confidence in bias piecing, mixing color values for dimensional effects






Pubblicato:
Aug 25, 2020
ISBN:
9781617459603
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Ruth Ann Berry writes quilt books and patterns to create the impression of motion and depth. She travels extensively for quilt guild presentations, trunk shows, and festivals. Ruth Ann owns a small-town quilt shop called The Quilter's Clinic in rural northern Michigan, Fife Town. quiltersclinic.com

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Stunning 3-D Quilts Simplified - Ruth Ann Berry

PUBLISHER: Amy Barrett-Daffin

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Gailen Runge

ACQUISITIONS EDITOR: Roxane Cerda

MANAGING EDITOR: Liz Aneloski

EDITOR: Karla Menaugh

TECHNICAL EDITOR: Del Walker

COVER/BOOK DESIGNER: April Mostek

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: Tim Manibusan

PRODUCTION EDITOR: Alice Mace Nakanishi

ILLUSTRATOR: Mary E. Flynn

PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Gregory Ligman and Kaeley Hammond

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY by Windborne Studios, Inc.

SUBJECTS PHOTOGRAPHY by Windborne Studios, Inc.;

INSTRUCTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY by Estefany Gonzalez

of C&T Publishing, Inc., unless otherwise noted

Published by C&T Publishing, Inc., P.O. Box 1456, Lafayette, C 94549

Dedication

This book is dedicated to my husband, David, who quietly and patiently tolerates the quilting thing that he just doesn’t understand.

Acknowledgments

Every creative spark requires a steady breeze to fan it into flame. Greg Barner is that whirlwind. He shapes brainstorms into reality and as Chief Stitch Master has pieced all the quilts for this book.

Introduction

I am captivated by any kind of artwork that is displayed on a flat surface but has the appearance of being a three-dimensional object.

To me, sidewalk chalk artists are the epitome of 3-D magicians. A little shading here, a little tweaking of perspective there, and a dimensional landscape appears on level pavement. Isn’t it magic how the eye can create depth where there really isn’t any? How fascinating that light and shadow applied with pencil, brush, or chalk can create dimension on a flat surface.

I have often wondered if a similar effect could be translated into fabric. Then I discovered isometric graph paper! Who knew?! If you draw an object on it, decide on a direction of an imaginary light source, and apply three values of shading … Voilà!—a dimensional object materializes.

I noticed that 60° paper really is just vertical stacks of equilateral triangles. The triangles could easily be fabric in light, medium, and dark values to mimic the shading done with a pencil. The columns with triangles constructed vertically would eliminate

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