This work is an exciting collection of over 60 colourful patchwork and quilting projects, beautifully illustrated and packed with ideas to inspire quilters. Using simple machine-sewing techniques, the projects offer a huge variety in their scope, from basic bags and table runners, to more ambitious wall hangings and art quilts. Exquisite embellishments and trims include contemporary handles, unusual closures and perfectly placed beads, buttons and sequins. Traditional pieced patchwork is combined with appealing applique and a bright colour palette to give this collection of projects instant appeal.
Lise Bergene has many years of experience at quiltmaking and has a distinctive style that is popular with quilters of all ages. She is the author of A Passion for Patchwork (D&C, 2005) and several other books on patchwork and applique. She lives in Kvelde, Norway.
Introduction; Basic Techniques; The projects include:; Shoulder bags; Shopping bags; Zipped pouches and purses; Fabric roll; Picnic quilt bag; Transparent PVC pocket bag; Frayed edge patchwork bag; Drawstring applique bags; Patchwork and applique table runners; Classic and contemporary quilts; Abstract and pictorial wall hangings; Place mats; Templates and quilting patterns; Index.