Enchanted Views: Quilts Inspired by Wrought-Iron Designs

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C&T Publishing Inc, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 96 pages
Create your own window views and garden scenes in fabric and thread, complete with dramatic appliqued garden gates, windows, grilles, and more! British quilt designer Dilys Fronks presents her techniques for adding reverse applique "wrought iron" designs to everything from watercolor landscapes to hand-painted fabric backgrounds for a whole new look in quiltmaking. 14 intriguing quilt and home decor projects combine reverse applique silhouettes with lovely pieced or whole-cloth backgrounds. Complete patterns and instructions for all stages of design, fabric selection, techniques, and finishing touches needed to create your own works of art. Includes designs for varying skill levels so you can learn as you go. Lots of photos of fantastic quilts by Dilys and her students to inspire you-you'll be creating your own grids, grilles, fanlights, and garden gates in no time!
 

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Contents

Ironwork as a Decorative Element
8
Sewing Essentials
10
Beginners Workshop in Reverse Applique
20
The Projects
27
Wallhangings Using Repeat Patterns from Grilles and Grids
32
PROJFCT 3 Rainbow Grid Wallhanging
34
PROJECT 4 Christmas Bellpull
36
PROJECT 5 Autumn Crosses Wallhanging
38
Fanlights
54
PROJECT 10 Pillows Influenced by Fanlight Designs
55
PROJECT 11 Fanlight with a Patchwork Sky
58
PROJECT 12 Fanlight with an Applique Sky
59
Quilts Inspired by WroughtIron Designs
60
PROJECT 13 Lap Quilt Using Simple WroughtIron Motifs
61
The Garden Gate Wallhanging Project
68
Gallery of Gardens
76

Gallery of Student Quilts
42
Leaded Window Designs
44
Leaded Lights
47
PROJECT 8 LeadedGlass Garden Wallhanging
48
PROJECT 9 Leaded StainedGlass Wallhanging
50
Authors Gallery of Gates
86
Students Gallery of Gates
90
Bibliography
95
Index
96
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