|Beautiful Foundation-Pieced Quilt Blocks|
|Title: Beautiful Foundation-Pieced Quilt Blocks
Author: Hiney, Mary Jo
Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc - US
Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Last Updated: 2018-06-03
Ideal for beginners, foundation piecing is an easy quilting method that has you sew fabric pieces to a foundation, such as paper or fabric, in a numerical sequence. By following the step-by-step instructions included here, even a complete novice will be able to create any of dozens of beautiful blocks (all graded according to difficulty) that are shown in thirteen different quilts. The varied and charming designs include "Down by the Pond", featuring a whimsical Frog King and Queen; "Up North", in deep, woodsy colors; "Spring's Fancy", with birdhouse landscapes, ladybugs, and flowerpots; "Sugar and Spice", covered with diamonds, stars, and teddy bears; and "Tropical Delight", a pretty mix of pink lotus blossoms, summer roses, and sunbursts. Glorious full-color photographs illustrate a number of project possibilities, but the blocks can also be used to make quilts, bags, vests, pillows, and whatever else your imagination can dream up.
Foundation piecing is centuries old. Quilters have long stitched their fabric to canvas, muslin, newspaper, or parchment. Today's quilter sews fabric to a paper or fabric backing with a numerical sequence printed on it. This method is particularly effective for the exacting work of miniature piecing, as it is easy to learn and an excellent choice for the novice. This book, with its rating system and full color throughout, presents hundreds of ideas, beginning with the easiest (pinwheel, rose, or star), then moderate (dragonfly, dove, or ivy), and difficult (butterfly, birdhouse, or Victorian house). Those searching for multicultural projects will find whole chapters with Asian and African themes. Thoughtful instructions and freshness make this a must buy for collections whose patrons expect currency and innovation in their sewing and craft books. Iva Freeman