The Art of the Handmade Quilt

The Art of the Handmade Quilt

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Sewing machines are speediera€”but, increasingly, quilters are discovering that working by hand provides even more pleasure and superior results. And world-renowned quilt maker, teacher, author, and show judge Nancy Brenan Daniel has created an inspiring guide just for them, with ideas for 18 varied and beautiful hand-sewn quilts. Her detailed instructions cover it all, from making the blocks and stitching them together to adding borders and binding. Many of the designs come straight from Nancya€™s own antique collection, and theya€™re pieced, appliquAcd, and even stenciled. Several traditional and much loved patternsa€”including the Courthouse Log Cabin, Shoo-fly, Prickly Pear, and Windblown Daisya€”are accompanied by a contemporary appliquAc quilt and a small hand-embroidered wall hanging.You create a aquot;windowaquot; template by using the negative space. Trace the template shape ... Applique quilts are more easily understood than patchwork quilts because the designs are most often drawn from nature. Pieces of fabric are cut intoanbsp;...

Title:The Art of the Handmade Quilt
Author:Nancy Brenan Daniel
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2008


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