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Intentional Piecing: From Fussy Cutting to Foundation Piecing Paperback – May 3, 2016
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"Learn how to showcase your favorite fabrics in spirited, dynamic ways."(Quilters Newsletter Magazine)
"We live for fabric so we want to do each of our prints justice when we use them in our projects. Amy Friend's new book, Intentional Piecing, is focused solely on making those designs really shine."(Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine)
About the Author
Amy Friend is an award-winner quilter and a former museum curator. A member of the Modern Quilt Guild, Amy enjoys paper piecing and modern quilt design. She blogs at www.duringquiettime.com. Her first book, Intentional Piecing: From Fussy Cutting to Foundation Piecing, was published in May, 2016.
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Clearly, intentional Piecing is not just another quilting book. For example, the 1st project is a magnetic pin tray. How often does something like that show up in the craft books you buy? Or an adorable appliqued child's cardigan? (Don't worry, you don't have to knit the sweater yourself.)
The quilt called "Tell Me a Story", at 54"×60", best represents Amy Friend's use of fussy cutting as a way to memorialize all your favorite 3" squares of prints and images. This quilt COULD be done without paper piecing if you absolutely hate that technique. But the instructions and photos for some of the steps may well make you a fan. It's a basic block, but the construction is simultaneously divine and diabolical.
There is a chapter devoted to individual 10" blocks that you can combine or finish as stand-alone masterpieces. Many remind me of the Iris technique for paper crafts. I won't spoil any more surprises, but the blocks in this section are lovely.
Will you need any special tools or resources?
Access to a photocopier is essential as you might need 50 or more copies of the same block pattern. Naturally, you'll need paper for these foundations. Special, i.e. expensive, papers are abundant in craft shops, but the author admits she just uses copy paper. Template plastic, or cardboard with the appropriate-sized shapes cut out, can serve as a "window" to make your best fussy cuts. (Just remember to account for seam allowances in your viewing.) I have purchased heavy acrylic pricey Fussy Cut rulers for this process, and am ashamed to admit I never used them.
Most importantly, a hefty supply of #90/14 top-stitch needles helps make the paper removal easier. This is the part that makes so many PPHs out there. (That's short for paper piecing haters.) The author recommends titanium, as all that paper punching can dull a needle quickly.
Rated: A No-brainer BUY.