Kaleidoscope Quilts-The Workbook: Create One-Block Masterpieces - New Step-by-Step Instructions - 12 Projects

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C&T Publishing Inc, Nov 5, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 80 pages
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The Magic is Revealed! From the award-winning and best-selling author, Paula Nadelstern. Twelve projects-each one makes an artistic 20" square kaleidoscope block. Intoducing 22.5 wedges (her narrowest wedges yet!) to increase the beauty and intricacy of each kaleidoscopic pattern. Includes a gallery of the quilts from Paula's exhibit at the Museum of American Folk Art, plus candid shots of the opening reception. Never before have there been this many of Paula's kaleidoscope projects in one book! This collection of kaleidoscope blocks made a stunning display on museum walls; now you can make them for your own walls too! In this workbook, you'll go “behind the seams” to learn Paula's design approach and fabric selection process, as well as her drafting and construction methods. Includes patterns you can follow for all 12 one-block quilts!
 

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Contents

Drafting the 225 Wedge
1
Templating
5
Designing and Piecing the Wedge
Strip Piecing
Finishing
American Folk Art Museum Installation
Block Gallery
Sources
About the Author
Legal Page
Copyright

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Paula Nadelstern has achieved international recognition for her innovative and complex designs inspired by the bilateral symmetry of kaleidoscopic images, including the American Folk Art Museum's first one person exhibition highlighting the work of a contemporary quilt artist (2009). Honored by inclusion in the Twentieth Century's 100 Best American Quilts, her designs have inspired industrial products including the vast carpet in the Hilton Americas hotel in Houston, TX. Paula is the author of Paula Nadelstern's Kaleidoscope Quilts: An Artist's Journey Continues, Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Workbook, Puzzle Quilts: Simple Blocks, Complex Fabric, Kaleidoscopes & Quilts and Snowflakes & Quilts. She was a recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 1995 and 2001. Paula lives in New York City, designs textile prints exclusively for Benartex, Inc. and travels extensively teaching her unique kaleidoscopic quiltmaking techniques. Visit Paula on the web at www.paulanadelstern.com

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