The established system of categorizing blocks is explained, with selected examples of quilt blocks from different categories clearly described and illustrated so you can begin drafting, designing, and making your own block patchwork right away. Whether you want to use the examples given here, or decide to draft your own block, you'll have lots of decisions to make about the layout, colours, fabrics and methods - this book is packed full of advice, hints and tips to help you on your way.
Previously published as The Quilter's Block Bible 9781903975480
Celia Eddy discovered patchwork in the 1970s and was fascinated by the infinite design possibilities of mosaic pattern. She has been quilting ever since and is also a keen researcher of the hisotry of patchwork and quilting in American and Brisith traditions. Celia is Acting Heritage Officer and coordinator of The Brisish Quilt Study Group, and a member of The Quilter's Guild of the British Isles. In between giving lectures and writing articles on quilt history, tradition and designs, Celia runs her own on-line quiling and patchwork magazine, Quiltstory (www.quilt.co.uk). She has wirtten articles for various quilting magazines including The Quilter and Magic Patch, and has co-written The Quilter's Handbook.
The ultimate easy-to-use reference for anyone interested in creating beautiful and individual quilts Each of the 150 entries features a photograph of a block with diagrams and instructions on how to construct it Clear guidance for beginners and more experienced quilters with a how-to-use section and a comprehensive list of symbols