Asian Elegance: Quilting with Japanese Fabrics and More by Kitty Pippen

By Kitty Pippen

Acquired a fondness for unique materials? characteristic the materials of Japan, Polynesia, and Hawaii on your subsequent duvet! This gifted mother-daughter group stocks their love of bizarre materials in exceptional designs.
• study the simplest how you can use appealing, daring materials in 9 step by step projects
• holiday the normal principles of layout by way of fidgeting with asymmetry, house, and movement
• Get inventive by means of combining a number of cloth kinds, from dependent kimono silks to colourful tropical prints.

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She said, “Airiness is a common element of classic Album quilts. For example, lots of background fabric appears behind the appliqués. … Flowers are lifted so that light (background) moves around and between them. It is fun to look at such blocks in the fanciest old Baltimores and see that there are usually unrealistically few (or no) stems descending from a lush cluster of flowers. … Certain Album blocks excel at realism, but it seems that airiness trumps realism. ” Chapter 6: The Basics of Design for Blocks and Quilts 53 Don’t Forget to Leave Room for the Quilting Airiness is important not only to the design itself, but also in terms of leaving room for quilting.

When all the stems are in place, remove the pins and lightly press the stems so they flatten into place. Adding the Rest of the Elements Now you’re ready to place, layer, and fuse the rest of the appliqué elements onto the background. I usually do this at the ironing board so I don’t have to carry the pieces across the room. Chapter 5: Appliqué Methods 41 Remove the release paper from each of the appliqué pieces to expose the fusible web. If the release paper isn’t releasing easily, pinch the fused fabric to release the paper.

Freezerpaper pieces should be shiny side down, while the fabric should be right side up. Leave about 1/2˝ between all the pieces. Make sure the freezer-paper pieces are secure! Assemble the supplies as noted on pages 26–32. For practice, use the Simple Shapes—Flower and Leaf patterns on page 35. Trace the pattern pieces individually onto the dull side of freezer paper. Use a double dash to indicate tuck marks for any tucked elements. Place a piece of leftover cardboard under the Tip appliqué fabrics when you press the freezer paper to the fabric.

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