East-Meets-West Quilts: Explore Improv With Japanese-Inspired Designs
Take a wonderful artistic journey into improv and the world of Japanese-inspired quilting! Improv quilt technique, based on the Hachi quilt rules, is bright, exciting, and totally new! Using Japanese yukata cottons and contemporary prints, alongside solids and sashiko inspired quilting, the Hachi quilt patterns will inspire anyone who has a stash of Japanese fabrics to get them out and being a new creative endeavor. Improv quilting, in which quilt designs emerge organically as fabric is cut and stitched, is simple, popular, and fun. In this book, expert quilter Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction and shares her appealing manifesto of five simple rules. Fourteen projects combine authentic Japanese and contemporary fabrics; each is finished with bold hand-stitching. The quilt-making process is presented in detail, and each quilt shows the wabi-sabi influence of Japanese design. The sense of discovery in each project is inspiring and out of the ordinary. Features finely written instructions, gorgeous photos,...
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