Marci Baker is recognised internationally for her expertise in quilting and she enjoys sharing ideas that simplify the process of quilting. Enthusiasm and inspiration for quilting can be seen throughout her lectures, workshops, and books. These ideas and Marci's simplifying methods have come together as Quilting with Marci Baker, inspiring today's quilter. She resides in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Sara Nephew is a quilt designer, author, and teacher. She has also developed several isometric (60 Degrees) triangle rulers. Sara's quilts have been exhibited all over the world and in magazines and books. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
38 kaleidoscope blocks and 12 quilt settings. This book includes information on tools, cutting, selecting fabrics, planning and block design, binding and more. You can see all 38 blocks at a glance at the beginning of the book. They vary from a simple mix n' match or the lamp design to the more complicated Flash Dance and Dew. The quilt designs, vary from two- to -eleven block designs, plus a three block design in the round and other designs. There are also triangle designs and border designs. The book explores the usual 6-layered fabric technique to produce kaleidoscopes. The block designs are shown as line drawings only. The instructions are given for making a wedge. The quilt designs are shown as finished quilts and as line drawings in colour. The quilt designs mix and match block design, settings and colours. The projects include a table runners, wall hanging, small quilts such as lap size and larger quilts. The designs are shown in a variety of fabrics and with alternatives. Templates are given at the back of the book. If you are not already in love with hexagon quilts and their potential, you will be after looking at this book. Absolutely superb.-- Karen Platt * www.karenplatt.co.uk *
At its simplest, large high contrast prints, with repeat patterns, cut into 60 degree wedge triangles sewn together can create different hexagons. These techniques however, make pieced wedges into hexagons plus joining triangles, diamonds and other shapes.
The principal aim is to teach thirty two differently pieced hexagons, mostly 16 1/2" x 19" in diagrams and words. There is advice for choosing and cutting suitable fabric. The final section includes actual size templates.
The sampler runner is a good way to learn the methods. There are many examples of completed quilts with pieced borders.* British Patchwork & Quilting *