Amber Corcoran and Jaime Jennings co-own the magical Denver shop, Fancy Tiger Crafts. Together, they have created a place that is both a local favorite and a destination for makers far and wide. The shop hosts an open craft night every Tuesday where Amber and Jaime can usually be found hanging out with other makers and shakers, sharing their love of all things handmade. Amber graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, studying graphic design and photography. Eventually introduced to textile crafts, she fell in love. Quilting is something she particularly loves for its ability to be both a comforting object and an asethetic expression-a beautiful piece of art to wrap up your loved ones in. Jaime grew up with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a love of handicrafts which facilitated her opening fancy Tiger in 2006. It's been a non-stop love affair with knitting, sewing, textiles, and community ever since. Amber and Jaime can be found doing all kinds of crafty things at fancytigercrafts.com.
Subtitled '12 Pieced Astrological Blocks, 8 Personalised Sewing Projects', this book includes blocks for each of the astrological signs. These modern blocks include clean lines. For each one, you will see a large colour image, cutting and assembling instructions with a clear line diagram presented over a two-page spread. The authors have included typical characteristics of each sign. The book also includes a block for Orion, one of the most famous constellations. I do like the blocks, but they all look very similar, the only difference is in the scattering of the yellow blocks. In Part Two, you will discover eight ways to use the blocks from a large quilt, another quilt in various sizes, a table runner, jacket, tea towel, cushion, tarot reading cloth and tote. In Part Three, find out how to use the blocks and star designs in any project you wish. This book also includes simple embroidery stitches and how to make a tassel. The book has a full-sized, pull-out pattern for the jacket. The book provides ample inspiration to make your own individual blocks and personalise the contents by adapting the blocks, using different quilting stitches to enhance the blocks and so on.-- Karen Platt * www.karenplatt.co.uk *
Patchwork quilting meets the celestial sky in this stunning book by Amber Corcoran and Jamie Jennings. Each of the 12 blocks featured finishes at 20 inches square and brings the sparse beauty of the sky into the home with minimalist patchwork. Designs can be adapted to make everything from baby quilts to a fashionable kimono-style jacket.* Craft Focus Magazine Dec 2018/Jan 2019 *