Easy Pieces: Creative Color Play with Two Simple Quilt Blocks

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C&T Publishing Inc, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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This guidebook shows how two different rotary-cut blocks, made of triangles and wedge-shaped pieces, can be used as the basis for many quilt-making projects. It demonstrates and illustrates examples of the quilts made by this method, including two easy projects for readers to follow.
 

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Contents

Dedication Acknowledgments
4
Preface
5
Introduction
6
Supplies
7
Chapter One Making the Blocks
9
Cutting Shapes for Block A
11
Arranging Wedges and Triangles for Sewing
16
Sewing Block A
17
Adding Color with Alternate Shapes
87
For the Brave of Heart Slashing Blocks
88
Blending Color and ValueThe Real Magic of Easy Pieces Quilts
94
Chapter Four Flights of Fancy
96
Combining Multiple Types of Blocks
97
Coombining Other Design Elements and Easy Pieces Blocks
99
Chapter Five Sashing Strips and Borders
102
Borders
107

Cutting Shapes for Block B
21
Block B The Reversal Block
24
Chapter Two Creating Quilts with Easy Pieces Blocks
25
The Patterns
26
Using ALL the BlocksYes Its Possible
60
Offesetting Blocks
62
Sewing the Blocks Together
68
Chapter Three Color Color and More Color
70
Making Another Set of Blocks
71
Adding Color One Wedge at a Time
72
Using A Run of Fabrics
75
Using Seperators to Introduce Color
81
Chapter Six Quilting the Easy Pieces Quilt
118
Chapter Seven Projects for You
122
Afternoon at the Zoo
123
Seattle SummerStill Raining
127
Appendix A Guidelines for Choosing Multipule Color Families
131
Appendix B Pattern Worksheets
133
Afterword
142
Index
143
Resource List
144
Legal Page
146
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Margaret J. Miller is a studio quiltmaker who teaches and lectures on the use of color and design, encouraging students to "reach for the unexpected" in contemporary quiltmaking. She is the author of several books about quilting. Margaret lives near Seattle in Woodinville, Washington.

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