Light up your walls with colourful art quilts! Best-selling author Anna Faustino invites you to sew 14 wall hanging-size projects in her award-winning Outline Design style. With no piecing, thanks to easy fusible techniques, you'll gain confidence with a craft knife as you learn a variety of raw-edge finishing techniques.
Surprisingly simple, Anna's technique promises stunning results! An inspirational gallery accompanies the 14 projects, which include 2 full-size patterns on pullout pages, 12 full-page easily scalable patterns, and tips for designing your own colourful illuminated quilts.
Anna was born in Saint Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities in Russia. Anna found her talent at a very young age. When she was only eight years old, she started to paint watercolor copies of classic reproductions. Her paintings were naive, but colorful. She liked to paint swans in the lake and make furniture for her dolls from paper and scraps of fabric, gluing them together. After high school, she wanted to be either a teacher or a doctor, but the urge to create remained strong. Upon graduating from college, she worked for a couple of years as a stage and costumes decorator at the Kirov Theater of Opera and Ballet, and as a freelancer, knitting and designing sweaters. Anna loves to work with textiles, threads, and other fiber media. She has a passion for creating art quilts. In 1995, she traveled to the United States to visit her sister and was lucky enough to obtain a green card and the absolute freedom and and subsequent inspiration that come with it.
Dedication Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction: What is an Outline Design? Outline Design Technique At A Glance Chapter 1: Cutting Techniques and Project Samples Chapter 2: Process Overview-Poppy Bloom Chapter 3: Quilts Using the Basic Outline Design Technique Inspiration: Butterfly Dance Cover of book? detail? Inspiration: Tulip Fields Inspiration: Primrose Project: Butterfly Garden Project: Night butterfly Inspiration: Emerald City Project: Diamond Cut Chapter 4: Quilts Using Individual Pieces for the Background Gallery projects. Wide spectrum use of this technique. Inspiration: Threeplique Project: City Scape Project :Farm Land Project: Still Life Project: Blue Rain Project: Indian Summer Project :Lazy-Crazy Project: Rosy bloom Project: Space Net Chapter 5: Need New Name Inspiration: Funky reef Project: Koi Pond Inspiration: Cathedral Star Project: Desert flower Chapter 6: Designing Your Own Outline Design Quilt Chapter 7: Basic instructions Binding Five quilt finishing techniques. Quilting techniques Embellishments About the Author Resources