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Quilting illusions : create over 40 eye-fooler quilts
Eddy, Celia.
Personal Author:
First edition for North America.
Publication Information:
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, [2004]

Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
"A Quarto book"--T.p. verso.
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TT835 .E3745 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Quilting is a fine art, and this instructive, beautifully designed volume carries that art to new heights. Eye-fooler quilts play with our sight and imagination, creating wonderful illusions in shapes and colors. Though complex to look at, these quilts are surprisingly easy to make when quilters are given sound direction. Here are instructions for more than 40 dazzling designs, the patterns falling into the following major divisions:

* Perspective and 3D effects * Circles * Grids * Interlacing patterns * Counterchange * Transparency effects

Here too are general instructions for making any quilt, with details on necessary tools and equipment, suggested fabrics and colors, the use of grids and templates, methods of sew-ing, instruction on assembling pieces, and techniques for finishing. Readers will also find a helpful list of resources for materials, as well as a bibliography and a glossary. Here's a book that deserves a place in every sewing enthusiast's personal library. More than 250 color illustrations.

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Library Journal Review

Eye-fooler quilts trick the eye into thinking that flat pieces of cloth pieced together are three-dimensional. One such illusion is the popular Attic Windows block, in which a strong contrast between two patches of cloth leads the eye to see window frames with a scenic background beyond. The more than 40 quilt designs in this volume are not necessarily difficult to draft or piece. Perceived complexity is simply part of the illusion. The author of Quilting Basics and the Quilter's Block Bible, Eddy here divides eye-fooler quilts into six basic categories: 3D and perspective effects, circles and curves, grids, interlacing patterns, counterchange patterns, and quilts that create the illusion of transparency. For each block she provides drafting instructions, suggestions for fabrics, and step-by-step instructions for making the blocks. Highly recommended for large public library quilting collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.