Our book titles this week will inspire those with a love of modern and contemporary patchwork and quilting designs.
Quilts from the House of Tula Pink: 20 Fabric Projects to Make, Use and Love is a delightful quilting book with colourful, modern designs. The book includes 10 quilt patterns which are perfect to showcase many of the beautiful large scale prints available in the market today.It also includes 10 accessory sewing projects, such as an embroidered lampshade, shower curtain, notebook cover, pillows and more. These smaller items are perfect home decorating and gift items, and are a great way to use smaller cuts of fabric.
The author, Tula Pink, is an American textile designer and quilt maker. Tula includes a helpful section on the techniques covering cutting, sewing, and quilting; “Fearless Fabric Selection”; as well as an enlightening “Peak Into the Design Process”. The techniques are all clearly shown with step by step photos; as well as Tula’s own tips and tricks to achieve a professional result.The book includes all the templates needed to make the projects, and they are shown at 100%, so there is no need to enlarge!
Here are some of my favourite projects from the book:
Publisher: Krause Publications
Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters: 60 Blocks + a Dozen Quilts and Projects by Katy Jones, Bioni Greenberg, Tacha Bruecher, and John Q Adams is a terrific resource book for quilters of all levels. This book is presented in a workshop style and present six common quilting shapes used in modern and dynamic ways. For each shape you will find 10 different quilt blocks, followed by a smaller quilted project (such as placemats, wall hanging, pillow) and a full sized quilt. The projects include clear photos, illustrations,and instructions to guide you through the construction process. It is a great resource book for all quilters, with a fresh and modern take on some traditional shapes. The book includes all the templates you require but most need to be enlarged by 100 – 200%.
Here are some of our favourite projects:
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