Pub: Search Press
Make 30 colourful quilts, bags and accessories using patchwork, appliqué, embroidery, beading and other techniques.
A colourful collection of quilts, bags and accessories from talented designer Atsuko Matsuyama, this book showcases the author’s inspiring use of colour and retro design style. With over 30 projects to choose from, you can create multifaceted designs using patchwork and appliqué, along with embroidery, beading and other special embellishments.
Try your hand at some of these sweet, scrap-friendly projects: the Dancing Flowers Purse, Yoyo Bucket Bag, Blooming Flowers Quilt, Strawberry Blossom Wreath, Dancing Dresses Quilt, Sunbonnet Sue Mini Quilt, Pastel Hexagon Purse and Strawberry Ruffle Pouch. Step-by-step instructions are included for all projects along with lovely illustrations and beautiful photographs showing the finished items. Full-size templates for all the projects are provided at the back of the book.
This bright and colourful book, really is filled with cute quilts and gifts.
I just adored the Dress Quilt that is on the front cover, but the other ideas and designs are just as gorgeous.
There are full sized templates, which in my opinion is always worth a five star review, and these will need to traced or photocopied as they are double sided.
Measurements are given in inches and cm, and all instructions are simple to follow. There are some handy hints and tips to follow.
Each design is beautifully made, you can see from the pictures that Atsuko is a very accomplished maker. The colours just ‘pop’ and the projects have been well thought out.
Although some of the pieces are small, the enjoyment you will get from each idea will make the time spent worth it.
I really wanted to make a start on the Dress Quilt.
I traced my design from the pattern sheet.
You have to add a 1/4 inch seam around each piece. So after cutting out the pieces and marking them, I used a fabric glue stick to keep them in place. I arranged them in order to stitch, making things easier for me.
The first block.. just needs a press and a border added ….
Happy quilting x
About the Author
Atsuko Matsuyama is one of Japan’s leading quilt artists and fabric designers. In 1989, she opened her quilt studio, A-Two. She often exhibits her work at the Tokyo International Quilt Festival and she makes regular television appearances. Matsuyama also designs fabrics for Yuwa, Japan. Atsuko lives in Tsuchiura, Japan.
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