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Presents 30 extraordinary quilt designs derived from crests dating back to more than a thousand years. Centuries-old designs are combined with new, rich color choices and contemporary fabrics for an effect never seen in quiltmaking. Each block is accompanied by the story behind the design and step-by-step instructions.
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As a highly skilled fiber artist raised and trained in Japan but residing in the United States for the past decade and a half, Kumiko Sudo brings an interesting combination of Eastern and Western sensibilities to her work. She draws on the ancient Japanese motif of the kamon, or family crest, utilizing these varied designs as the basis for a collection of one-of-a-kind quilts. Yet she fashions them out of materials that, though they have a very Japanese flavor, are actually contemporary American fabrics (and therefore easily approximated by modern stitchers). She provides color photos, setting diagrams, brief basic instructions, and full templates for 30 gorgeous quilt blocks. Quilters seeking a vibrant new take on the traditional Western quilt block should enjoy making these lovely designs. --Amy HandyAbout the Author:
Before moving to the United States in 1985, Kumiko Sudo was known by quilters throughout Japan as a quilting and appliqué instructor on Japanese national television and as a popular author. Her work is currently in several public and private quilt collections throughout the United States, and she is the author of three other quilting bestsellers: Fabled Flowers, East Quilts West, and East Quilts West II.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0844226572
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