A Bold New Spin on One-Block Quilts: New Projects, More Fabrics, New Effects
- 6 quilt projects, plus over a dozen gallery quilts and techniques for creating endless one-block variations
- Create dramatic new design effects quilters have been asking for: hollow cubes, cubes sliced open, and blocks tumbling into the borders
- New! Make one-block wonders with multiple fabrics, not just one. The authors teach you to choose the right fabrics, with photos showing the original fabrics and the finished quilt
- Still no Y-seams! All piecing is easy straight lines
You'll love everything that's new in this exciting sequel from the best-selling author of One-Block Wonders: stunning new quilts, new visual effects, and ways to add even more color to your quilts with multiple fabrics. You'll still love the whirling, dramatic designs, the simple straight-line piecing, and the dramatic large-scale prints that make One-Block Wonders a fabric-lover's favorite.
Excerpt from the book:
Welcome to the next generation of One-Block Wonders. We have taken the basic hexagonal kaleidoscope and enhanced it with straightforward techniques that create powerful designs. These additional techniques produce design elements that amplify the impact of both the individual blocks and the overall quilt. You'll be surprised at how easy these techniques are and yet how complex they look to the observer. Once again, fabric is the key element! Other new elements of this book include precise, complete directions for the creative process as well as project instructions for creating your own One-Block Wonders.
You will love this unusual method of designing and creating quilts. The primary fabric does the bulk of the work and defines your color palette. The hexagon blocks you create from this fabric ultimately form the foundation of your quilt, and once all the blocks are created, you begin to design the final quilt on a design wall. After you are satisfied with your initial arrangement, you can choose from the techniques in this book to add to it. Because you haven't committed to a final design at this point, you can audition the elements found in the following chapters: will it be cubes, a banner border, an open slice, or a combination of elements? The possibilities are endless. Not only is designing with kaleidoscopes and cubes a forgiving process, but the elements covered in this book can be used to address any design challenges you may encounter. We've taught our method to countless students, and we are confident that with this book, you will be able to create unique and original creations to be proud of.
It is hard to say exactly what size your quilt will be unless you follow the instructions for one of the projects at the ends of the chapters. The quilt size will depend on the design elements you add to the quilt; it may even become two quilts.