Thinking Outside the Block: Step by Step to Dynamic Quilts

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C&T Publishing Inc, Mar 1, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 96 pages
Contemporary quilts the easy way - no rules, just fun! Start with traditional blocks as Sandi Cummings shares easy steps to designing and creating your own artistic quilts. Next, move up to deceptively simple “transition” units that offer a bridge into the world of contemporary quiltmaking. Spontaneity and experimentation are key, so get ready to loosen up and have fun as you learn! 6 different blocks teach Sandi’s concepts - one step at a time. Easy processes include inserting strips into blocks, constructing free-form units, cutting double, and creating checkerboards. Learn to experiment with design and develop one-of-a-kind quilts.
 

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Contents

Preface
6
1 Thinking Outside the Block
8
2 Make Room for Creativity
12
3 Start with Something Familiar
22
4 Easy Transitions
25
5 Beyond the Star
32
6 Double Your Fun
39
7 Just Keep Cutting Double
52
9 Everybody Loves Leftovers
64
10 Compose Your Own Quilts
72
11 You Did It Once Now Do It Again
84
12 Talk It Over
90
Resources
91
About the Authors
91
Index
92
Legal Page
94

8 Bring Your Garden Inside
58

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