Feeling a little adventurous? Learn how to incorporate bright, decadent fabrics into your quilts without overwhelming your design. Lisa's original “sliver piecing” technique is easier than it looks, so you can make your traditional or contemporary quilt blocks really snap with colorful fabric splinters!
• Add fresh, striking dimension and texture to your quilts
• Use this clever technique with traditional or contemporary quilts
• Get perfect points or super slim strips without fusing or paper-piecing
Review By: Judy Bowers, Creative Troupe - April 12, 2012
“Sliver Quilts” by Lisa O’Neill features a new quilt technique, using diagonal strips of contrasting fabric inserted into folds of the quilt fabric. Stitching is done on the folds of the quilt fabric, encasing the contrasting fabrics in the seams, with no raw edges. The contrasting strips hang loose between the seams, and are pressed one direction or the other, and sewn down with either a straight stitch, or a decorative machine stitch.
O’Neill’s technique is very unique, but simple. The results resemble wonky, no-rule quilts that are very artsy. I think the best use of making “Sliver Quilts” are the patterns for the star quilt and the New York Beauty quilts. The star is absolutely beautiful and the New York Beauty is a picture of ease and fun, simple for even a confident beginners.
Sliver Quilts is a book for quilters of every experience level. The only requirement for making these quilts is the ability to sew a ?” straight seam. More experienced quilters will enjoy design exploration and transferring the technique to other projects! Sounds like great fun!
Review Fabrications Quilting For You Magazine - September 1, 2012
‘Oh just a sliver please’ is the phrase we use when asking for a small amount of something and these projects are based on the use of fabric slivers to create a different approach and look to your quilts. So, what exactly is a sliver in this context? It is a folded piece of narrow fabric, a ‘sliver’ which is inserted into a tuck in the background fabric of the quilt design, thus encasing the raw edges into the tuck while the folded edge of the sliver is revealed on the fabric surface. Sounds complicated, but we are assured by the author that it is easy and has many applications both with traditional blocks and in creating your own innovative pieces. This is an interesting idea with lots of potential, especially for the quitler who enjoys a little freedom of expression.