Kaleidoscopes & Quilts

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C&T Publishing Inc, 1996 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Paula Nadelstern brings you the definitive book on kaleidoscopic quilts. She combines the symmetry and surprise of a kaleidoscope with the techniques and materials of quiltmaking. The color and complexity of Paula's quilts invite the reader to return again and again. Filled with actual images of kaleidoscopes, the book covers the elements of design and techniques used to create the multifaceted, luminous, and random nature of a scope's interior on the flat surface of a quilt. Paula writes clear, straightforward instructions with wonderful humor. She focuses not on rules but on guidelines that will assist you in the creation of successful designs.
 

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The kaleidoscope was invented in 1816 by Sir Davis Brewster and was originally intended as a design tool for artists, though it later attained wider use as a children's toy. Nadelstern has used the ... Read full review

Contents

TECHNICAL SENSE
34
HOW TO DRAFT AN ANGLE
35
A PIECEFUL STRATEGY
38
HOW TO MAKE A TEMPLATE
39
HOW TO MARK A TEMPLATE
42
TEMPLATES FOR SPECIAL EFFECTS
43
VISUAL PROBLEMS CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
46
THE SAME BEGINNING A DIFFERENT ENDING
48
NAME THAT QUILT
86
DESIGN SENSIBILITY
88
ELEMENTS OF ANY GOOD DESIGN
91
RANDOM ACTS OF COLOR
93
OUR FABRICS OUR PALETTES
95
AND THE CATEGORIES ARE
97
MUSINGS
106
ANGLING FOR A DIFFERENCE
107

HOW TO PIECE ITSYBITSY TEENYWEENY PIECES
50
PRESSING ISSUES
52
TRIMMING SEAMS
54
FRACTURED PATCHES
58
BACK ON GRAIN
70
TO STRIP OR NOT TO STRIP
71
REDEFINING THE POINT SYSTEM
73
THE FINAL SCRUTINY
75
JOINING TOGETHER
77
SQUARING OFF THE CORNERS
79
THE QUILT SANDWICH
83
SIGNS AND LABELS
85
THE NITTYGRITTY OF THE VERY FIRST PATCH
110
THE ART OF COUPLING
113
INTERLACING FABRICS AND PATTERNS
118
UNLOCKING QUILTERS BLOCK
124
PHILOSOPHICAL KALEIDOSCOPING
126
MIRROR MIRROR
127
THE SAMPLE
129
THE KALEIDOSCOPE RENAISSANCE
138
THE BREWSTER SOCIETY
140
INDEX
143
SOURCES
144
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