500 Quilt Blocks is a comprehensive guide to quilting, showcasing a wide range of the most commonly used blocks in the quilting industry. This book is the ultimate reference guide for quilters of all skill levels, including techniques for beginners and advanced quilters alike. 500 Quilt Blocks features 5 chapters, each showcasing a range of blocks with helpful pictures, cutting diagrams, and sewing instructions. Plus, all of the main blocks feature inspiring variations. To further enhance your quilting experience, there is a user-friendly reference guide explaining the ins and outs of quilt making from start to finish. Detailed templates and helpful diagrams will help you to glide through the quilt-making process.
Lynne Goldsworthy is a modern British quilter who quilts and works under the name Lily's Quilts. She is a regular magazine and book contributor as well as being the co-author of 500 Quilt Blocks. She co-runs the online quilting magazine Fat Quarterly, who also organise quilting retreats in the UK. www.lilysquilts.blogspot.co.uk. @lilysquilts (Twitter)
PRELIMS INTRODUCTION Covers all the techniques you'll need to get quilting, including Cutting, Stitching, Making the Blocks and Applique. CHAPTER ONE: Blocks for Everyone Here you will find traditional quilt blocks suitable for all abilities. * Economy Square block with four variations * Log cabin block with four variations * Pinwheel block with four variations CHAPTER TWO: Simple Blocks: Squares and Triangles The simplest quilting blocks are showcased in this chapter. * Flying geese block with four variations * Double 9-patch block with four variations * Windmill block with four variations CHAPTER THREE: Intermediate Blocks: Squares and Triangles Increasingly complicated blocks to practice techniques from Chapter Two: * Diamond Square block with four variations * Jacob's ladder block with four variations * Amish cross block with four variations CHAPTER FOUR: Stars, Circles, Curves, Flowers This chapter focuses on more intricate shapes for quilt block motifs. * Diamond star block with four variations * Dresden Plate block with four variations * Morning Star block with four variations CHAPTER FIVE: Pictures and Patterns Picture Blocks such as animals, letters, numbers and houses can be found in this chapter. * Boat at Sea block with four variations * School House block with four variations * Wonky Crosses block with four variations TEMPLATES SUPPLIERS AND MANUFACTURERS INDEX