Use simple piecing for spectacular results
Imagine a traditional quilt, its ordinary shapes gift wrapped with intricate fabrics. Celebrated author, teacher, and fabric designer Paula Nadelstern shows you how to design simple but stunning quilts with the help of vivacious fabric prints. Analyze fabrics to uncover their piecing potential for color and symmetry. Make your own cutting templates and learn how to get the "seemingly seamless" look made famous by Paula’s kaleidoscopic quilts. Example piecing diagrams show just how easy it is to quilt a visual spectacle.
- Fabricadabra! Discover your fabric’s hidden potential and sew complex-looking quilts that are easy to piece with industry leader Paula Nadelstern
- Understand symmetry in fabrics and fool the eye with daring design strategies
- Fussy cut prints to perfection with self-drafted templates and camouflage seams for luminous effects
Size: 8.5" x 11" | 112 pages (color)
ISBN: 978-1-61745-188-1 | Binding: Paperback
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Paula Nadelstern has achieved international recognition for her innovative and complex designs inspired by the bilateral symmetry of kaleidoscopic images, including the American Folk Art Museum's first one person exhibition highlighting the work of a contemporary quilt artist (2009). Honored by inclusion in the Twentieth Century's 100 Best American Quilts, her designs have inspired industrial products including the vast carpet in the Hilton Americas hotel in Houston, TX.
Paula is the author of Paula Nadelstern's Kaleidoscope Quilts: An Artist's Journey Continues, Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Workbook, Puzzle Quilts: Simple Blocks, Complex Fabric, Kaleidoscopes & Quilts and Snowflakes & Quilts. She was a recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 1995 and 2001.
Paula lives in New York City, designs textile prints exclusively for Benartex, Inc. and travels extensively teaching her unique kaleidoscopic quiltmaking techniques.