Cut fabric shapes freehand or use a pattern, building layers as you go Complete the design, and you re ready to machine quilt 3 patterns for fish designs, plus how to s for flowers and butterflies....
|Title||:||Free-Style Quilts: A No Rules Approach|
|Publisher||:||C Print on Demand ed edition July 1, 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||96 pages|
|File Size||:||886 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Free-Style Quilts: A No Rules Approach Reviews
One of the most difficult tasks that I have in making quilts is the precision one needs to make things go right. This book and style of quilts has changed my whole opinion about quilting. It has become fun, almost like paper mache to layer a quilt to get the look that I want. While I still use traditional piecing and applique for some quilts, having this approach is great for times when I just want to "play" with my fabric and come up with a unique look.
This is an amazing, wonderful book. Filled with just enough help that you will actually make something amazing using its techniques. Yes, there are projects complete with patterns, but there are also enough examples of what the author's students have done in her workshops that you are free to do just about anything with the patterns. Like I said, just enough help.
As a fabric artist myself, I've become quite jaded with most of the quilting books out there, but Susan Carlson's book is a truly exciting and innovative exploration of the potential of fabric as an art medium. I'm familiar with Susan's work and have taken her class. This book is a wonderful extension of both. This book not only explains in detail her unique and exciting techniques, it also showcases her astounding fabric artwork. I found the instructions to be well-written and clearly developed, very similar to how Susan actually teaches her class. She is a very patient and encouraging teacher, and those qualities shine forth in her book. Her writing style is warm and personable. The book shows her development as a fabric artist, from early collage works based on snapshots of her family and friends, through beautiful fish collages derived from bookplates in an antique book on tropical fish, and ending with her creating her own images using Adobe Photoshop software. All of these designs are then translated into fabric, using Susan's free-form and organic quilting techniques. A truly inspirational book, from a truly inspirational fabric artist!
Nicely done book. Well update review after following the directions for technique and completing a project
This book has so much creative inspiration in it! I did traditional quilting for 8 years and while I still love it there was something in me that would long to do something with all those fabrics that had printed animals and trees and bright flowers on them. Something non traditional. This book along with "Beautifully Embellished Lanscapes" by Joyce R Becker made my creative muse completely take off! Even if you don't like fish the techniques and inspirations in this book are sure to inspire you to make something that does capture your fancy. Sometimes there is something about seeing what other people have done that makes the wheels starting turning in your mind and helps you to come up with your methods. If you are even considering this book I would recommend you buy it and give it a try.
Took a class that utilized her techniques which was great fun. Looking forward to doing more based on information from her book!!