With encouragement and sound advice on a variety of hand and machine methods, design tips and practical guidance from internationally renowned expert Lynne Edwards, anyone can work through the chapters of this inspirational guide at their own pace, creating 20 beautiful patchwork blocks with which to make their own unique sampler. A selection of projects ideas with step-by-step instructions on making up items such as a cushion, a cot quilt or even a quillow (an ingenious combination of a quilt and pillow) offers alternatives to making of a full sized quilt. From first steps in design to making up a glorious sampler quilt, Lynne Edward's book offers guidance every step of the way.
Lynne Edwards is an internationally acclaimed quilt maker, regarded as one of the finest patchwork and quilting experts in the world. Having trained as a teacher, Lynne's approach and techniques have been refined and adapted over a long period, during which time she has run her extremely popular and successful sampler quilt-making course. Many students have benefited from her encouragement and guidance, and some of their resulting work can be seen in this book. Lynne has since written a second sampler for David & Charles, The New Sampler Quilt Book. She lives near Ipswich, Suffolk.
Introduction; Getting Started; Basic Equipment; Basic Techniques; Making the Blocks; Tumbling Blocks; Rail Fence; Maple Leaf; Trip Around The World; Card Trick; Strip Rail; Drunkard's Path; Spider's Web; Grandmother's Fan; Log Cabin; Courthouse Steps; Dresden Plate; Triangles; Rose Of Sharon; Wild Goose Chase; Tulip Block; Crocus Design; Honey Bee; Grape Basket; Finishing the Blocks; Making up; Projects: Golden Quilted Cushion; Log Cabin Cot Quilt; Drunkard's Path Lap Quilt; Fun For Frogs Quillow; Grandmother's Fan Quilt; Index