Puzzle Quilts: Simple Blocks, Complex Fabrics

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C&T Publishing Inc, Nov 5, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 96 pages
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A Puzzle Quilt is a Sampler with a Secret! Finally...Paula Nadelstern's signature look in blocks any quilter can create. Choose special fabrics to create a variety of effects. The PUZZLE is in the PAIRS-identically pieced blocks look amazingly different! Everyone loves Paula's complex, optically challenging quilts. Now, Paula strips construction down to the bare bones, so you can focus on fabric selection, then use special techniques like symmetry, mirroring, and seam blending to create stunning, exciting designs. The six blocks are featured in a sampler, or combine them with your own ideas to create unlimited projects.
 

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IF YOU ARE A QUILTER LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK. PAULA NADLESTERN TEACHES YOU TO LOOK A FABRIC WITH A DIFFERENT EYE AND AT THE SAME TIME GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE YOUR CREATIVITY. Read full review

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Nadelstern (Kaleidoscopes & Quilts ) is known for her seemingly complex and visually challenging quilts. Here she reveals that her quilts actually consist of easily constructed blocks and shares the ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
Elements of Design
9
My SoCalled Concepts
15
Our FabricsOur Palettes
20
Templating
33
Piece by Piece
44
The Puzzle Block Workbook
51
Block Piecing Diagrams
90
Block Templates
92
Block Diagrams to Photocopy
94
About the Author
95
Index
96
Legal Page
98
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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