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Watercolor Quilts Paperback – October, 1993

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Unlike traditional quilts in which the color scheme is the key element, watercolor quilts, often mood pieces intended to be hung on a wall, are constructed with more attention to the fabric design and to color values than to the actual hues used. Manipulating small squares of fabric into a flowing design--a "wash of color," so to speak--takes not only patience, but good design sense and thorough planning. In this remarkable, unusual book, Magaret and Slusser explain how it's done--including advice on everything from choosing appropriate fabric designs to stitching and binding--using lots of color photographs to ease crafters through the basics as well as to provide them with some specific projects and a gallery of gorgeous design possibilities. A book that calls out loudly to the artist lurking in every handicrafter. Stephanie Zvirin

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Hometown: Pullman, Washington

Accomplished designers and teachers Pat Maixner Magaret and Donna Ingram Slusser are self-taught quiltmakers who began quilting in the early 1980's after retiring from their careers and raising families. They have been team teaching since 1987, and each brings her own unique style and methods to their classes. Watercolor Quilts has sold more than 170,000 copies to date. They are also the authors of Watercolor Impressions.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 111 pages
  • Publisher: That Patchwork Place; UNABRIDGED VERSION edition (October 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564770311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564770318
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you are keen on the idea of piecing together 1000's of 2 1/2 inch squares then this is the book for you. It is the closest I've seen a book come to an actual class. It guides you every step of the way with plenty of closeup full color pictures and great explanations. The best resouce on the subject.
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This book with its beautiful illustrations of wonderful materials melded into amazing quilts of such rich, colourful, inspirational ideas has me already collecting pieces to try and create something as beautiful myself. As a beginner to quilting the text and diagrams are simple and well explained. I hope to "do" and not just "dream"
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Though my grandmother and great-aunt quilted, and I enjoyed using their quilts, it never occurred to me to make a quilt or quilted wall piece myself. Then I stumbled across Watercolor Quilts at the library. Intrigued, I took it home, fell in love with the surprising and beautiful interplay of many unrelated pieces of fabric. I bought this book and its successor, Watercolor Impressions, and have pieced my first three wall quilts. I've tried fabric projects out of other books, but this technique is wonderfully hypnotic (and my favorite). I use my bedroom wall across from my bed as my design wall. Then I spend blissful hours adding pieces to my design between resting against the soft pillows while pondering the next 2" square I want to add. When I sew the squares together I'm fascinated by how the image changes as the seam allowances disappear. This is not a fast production technique, but it is wonderfully meditative. For those who don't want to spend the time cutting a stash of 2" squares, many quilting supply catalogs such as Keepsake Quilts sell packages of pre-cut assorted squares. This book changed my creative life.
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I borrowed this book from the library after learning about it on a TV quilting show. Now I am purchasing it for my own library because it has inspired me to quilt again - in the fabulous impressionist style! Excellent guide to fabric selection and sorting - by color, value, pattern; and includes inspiring color photos of quilts by the authors and others. Also a good general guide to quilt-making techniques, must-have supplies, and great hints on getting organized to create. A special feature of Pat and Donna's books is their openness about their contrasting approaches to planning and working quilts. It is helpful to see that there is more than one way to reach a beautiful goal.
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This is an excellent book on watercolor quilts for both experienced and novice quilters. It gives step by step instructions for making wallhangings and quilts. The book includes lots of tips on shorting fabric pieces and how to shade the watercolor quilts.
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For many years now, I have been admiring this book at the Library I work at. I've checked it out several times, always wanting to own it so I can make a Watercolor Quilt! I am so glad I was able to find for such a good price through Amazon! The seller got it to me very quickly! Thanks all!
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This book gives great instructions and lots of photos!
I really liked the variety of options that were suggested. Appropriate Fabric Choice was discussed as well as different designs.
This book would be good for anyone who wants to learn the watercolor technique.
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Very inspirational, lots of great tips to prepare you. While the projects are Not for the beginner quilter, the book will make you want to start planning for when you have more experience. Great advice for selecting fabric.
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