Cindy tends to work with bright fabrics and loves graphic designs and lines in her quilts. This allows for the improv aspect of her quilts to shine. Improv is not new, but for some it can difficult to know where to start. Cindy unlocks helpful design principles that allow the reader some direction as they work, and she also provides information about the mechanics of putting the pieces together so that you get the look you want. By mastering her techniques, you will become more confident in sewing without patterns. Quilting adds another layer of interest and texture, and this aspect is also covered in the book. Even experienced art quilters can use the ideas to experiment with colour and design.
Cindy Grisdela ––
Permission to play? Granted.
Learn to use simple design principles to create unique improvisational quilts. Without using patterns, learn 5 easy piecing techniques to add to your improvisational toolbox—angled stripes, circles, blocks, curved strips, and inset strips—and watch the art unfold before your eyes. Focus on color combos and negative space to discover your personal style, and then add dazzling texture with free-motion stitching. With finished art quilts as unique as you are, you’ll want to hang one in every room!
• Embrace your creative spirit! Practice improv quilting using 5 easy blocks, circles, and strip sets
• Design with negative space, color recipes, and even irregular edges
• Finish quilts with free-motion texture and sleeve-free wall hanging techniques
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