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By Victoria Findlay Wolfe

ISBN-10: 1607055872

ISBN-13: 9781607055877

Scraps by no means seemed so sturdy! this can be improvisational piecing reinvented—learn find out how to create a different piece of "made-fabric" in precisely quarter-hour with Victoria Findlay Wolfe's improvisational scrap-piecing equipment, then contain your made-fabric into conventional duvet blocks. As you play, you'll sharpen your layout talents and find out about combining shades and prints in new ways...then watch your cover layout emerge. become aware of simply how special vintage blocks like Sawtooth superstar or Flying ducks will be, while they're developed with extra spunk and spontaneity! contains eleven problem routines to reinforce your artistic muscular tissues, plus an inspirational cover gallery.

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Cut 2 strips 43/4˝ × 141⁄4 ˝. A B A B 2. Measure along the top edge 43/4˝ from the left corner and make a mark. Measure 43/4˝ along the bottom edge from the right corner and make a mark. Cut a 45° angle connecting the 2 marks to make 2 wedges. 3. Repeat Step 2 with the remaining strip to make a total of 4 wedges (A). 4¾˝ Cut. 4¾˝ 4¾˝ Background fabric: Cut 1 square 71/4˝ × 71/4˝; cut in half diagonally in both directions to make 4 quartersquare triangles (B). Whirlygigs Galore, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Donna Mae Elfering, quilted by Shelly Pagliai, 2011, 59˝ × 83˝ After making the Giant Whirlygigs blocks, I used the fast-and-easy technique (page 44) to add a scrappy border around the quilt in light blues.

4. Press the seams open to reveal a beautiful Y-seam! 16 Quilt Blocks to Get You Inspired 57 Flying Geese Made-Fabric: Use any technique. Cut 1 square 93 ⁄8 ˝ × 93 ⁄8 ˝; cut in half diagonally to make 2 half-square triangles (A). Background fabric: B B Cut 2 squares 67⁄8 ˝ × 67⁄8 ˝; cut in half diagonally to make 4 half-square triangles (B). A B B A Slashing Made-Fabric: Use any technique. Cut 1 square 121/2˝ × 121/2˝ (A). Strips: Cut a variety 1˝- to 2˝-wide strips (B and C). 1. Place the ruler over the fabric at a random angle and cut the block from edge to edge.

It is based on a traditional crazy quilt block, which uses a central starter shape. Judith Baker Montano calls it the centerpiece method in her books. Any number of sides will work, but I like the effect of five sides. Just add pieces around the center shape. You can make the block any size—just keep adding scraps of fabric. 1. Start with a bold-colored, 5-sided scrap (Figure 1). 2. Place a scrap right sides together on a straight edge of the first shape. Don’t worry if the scrap is big or little—the more variety there is, the more interesting the block will be.

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