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Star Quilts: 35 Blocks, 5 Projects - Easy No-Math Drafting Technique Paperback – February 16, 2013
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Star blocks are an eternal favourite of quilters and in this book Mary shares her technique for drafting star blocks accurately at any size using her grid system. Included are 35 star designs and five projects, as well as loads of helpful tips and clear diagrams. (Australian Quilters Companion, Summer 2013)
Star blocks have always fascinated me, but because they look so complex I have avoided them. According to this book, you don't need any complicated calculations to achieve beautiful, complex-looking designs. There are 35 blocks to choose from and 5 projects using the pre-drawn grid which is supplied with the book. I found the grid system very complicated, but then for those of you who enjoy a mathematical conundrum and are very interested in the piecing side of quilting, this is a very comprehensive book. (Fabrications Quilting For You, April/May 2013)
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Even if I need to use a mass spectrometer to make Mary Knapp's star quilts, I'll happily learn how to do so. These star blocks are ravishingly fresh and intriguingly intricate. They are not as multifaceted as Jinny Beyer's divine creations, but every bit as compelling. The first half of the book is devoted to the blocks themselves, while the latter half contains the 5 suggested projects, along with an important tips and techniques section. If you choose to use silk fabrics as the author does, you'll need to use a light-weight stabilizer or freezer-paper; Knapp provides ample advice on this. Deeply dyed near-solid cottons might achieve the same look, especially if you've got some sateens which will better mimic the visual silk effect.Read more ›
It is very well-organized, with specific ways of measuring for creating the patterns shown. The quilting patterns that the author has created are beautiful! It is the best book on quilting that I have seen!
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I used these patterns with my honors geometry classes to illustrate symmetry and rotation.Published 7 months ago by S.C.Mema
Mary is a true master quilter, in my humble opinion. There is little that she does not do with perfection! Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Evelyn Saphier