Beautiful Book of Charming Quilts, Bags, Pouches, Table Runners and more from – Shizuko Kuroha
Shizuko Kuroha’s Japanese Patchwork Quilting Patterns infuses a cherished tradition with a Japanese sense of colour, detail and design. The book brings a fresh eye to classic patchwork patterns as Kuroha shares her intricate hand-quilting techniques and design sense. Her easy combinations of soft colours, detailed patterns and bold stripes show how to achieve balance and flow in any type of patchwork project – from the simplest to the most complex.
Step-by-step illustrations walk quilters through the intricate hand-piecework process. The book includes 19 sampler blocks used to make hundreds of different combinations for all kinds of quilting projects. The photos and diagrams of the block assembly are so clear, you hardly need to read the steps. A separate pull-out pattern sheet takes the labour out of drawing the pieces used to build these blocks.
In addition to the sampler blocks, detailed instructions show you how to incorporate them into projects large and small, such as:
Pincushions in round and square designs
Drawstring bags and zippered pouches embellished with patchwork
36.3636Quilted tote bags and a stylish backpack
Table runners and wall hangings with gorgeous colour schemes
Full-sized quilts destined to become cherished heirlooms
This book is an invaluable resource to the basics of hand-stitched piecework, while practiced quilters will love it for the way it broadens their horizons. Kuroha fans will be happy to see this book finally available in English – and it will become a treasured reference on quilters’ shelves for years to come!