Quilting Line and Color Techniques and Designs for Abstract Quilts

Explore the interplay of color, shape, stitching, and fabric to fuse Japanese design and modern techniques into your quilting projects.

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Discover the elegant simplicity of contemporary quilting. Combining crafter's enthusiasm for Japanese design with the modern quilt movement, Quilting Line + Color brings a new vision to the scene. Internationally known weaver, dyer, fabric artist, teacher, and quilter Yoshiko Jinzenji explores shape, color, stitching, and fabric in more than 30 gorgeous projects. From bed-sized quilts to bags and pillows, learn to create innovative pieces while trying out both new and traditional techniques. Yoshiki delves into the interplay of shape and fabric, set off to striking effect with white fabric and stitching. Her asymmetrical and graphic use of color takes on a fresh, painterly feel. She shares her artistry and philosophy as she teaches how to cut, piece, and stitch a variety of designs--from patchwork and innovative uses of applique to layered transparent fabrics and handstitching. With precise instructions and detailed illustrations, Quilting Line + Color gives you an uncomplicated approach to adventurous yet beautifully balanced quilts.

Table of Contents

Geometric Quilts: Squares, Rectangles, and Hexagons
Rectangle Quilt I
Rectangle Quilt II
Modern Patchwork Pillow
Mini Patchwork Quilt
Mini Patchwork Quilt
Modern Patchwork Throw
Modern Patchwork Quilt I
Modern Patchwork Quilt II
Honeycomb Quilt
Sheer Honeycomb Quilt
Playing with Sheer Fabrics
Silhouette Pillow I
Silhouette Pillows II III
Silhouette Tote Bag
Silhouette Shoulder Bag I II
Quilted Spiral Pillow
Quilted Spiral Handbag
Pretty Quilted Gifts
Framed Samplers I II
Sampler Quilt
Baby Quilt I
Baby Quilt II
Ribbon Quilt
Framed Ribbon Quilt
Ribbon Pillow
Digital Graphics and Code Quilts
Digital Graphics
Digital Graphic
Code Quilt
Code Quilt: Hojoki
Code Quilt: Tale of the
Playing with White and Color
White and Red Shapes I – III
Balancing White and Red I – IV
White Space, Red Space I – IV
White and Stripes
White and Colors Pillow
White and Colors Pillow
White and Freeform Lines I – III
Quilting Techniques
The Quilting Journey

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About the Author

Yoshiko Jinzenji has been quilting for more than three decades. Her artisanal quilt making synthesizes a wide range of cultural styles, and her work is in the permanent collectin of the Museum of Art and Design, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New England Quilt Museum. Jinzenji has authored multiple books about quilting and teaches quilting and fabric dyeing in Japan and Bali.

"The elegant use of white in Yoshiko's abstract quilts gives them a unique and artful appearance.  Her meticulously designed and executed quilts include elements of the Modern quilting style, yet go a few steps further into Modern art territory...stunning, inspirational and thought provoking." — Machine Quilting Unlimited

SKU: 11QM01

Author/Speaker/Editor: Yoshiko Jinzenji

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596683334

Number Of Pages: 144

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Customer Reviews

So Inspiring Review by Jeannine Karas

This book is a real can't put down book of design inspiration. Some of the techniques are not ones I would use every day...a lot of hand work, but it is one of those books I pick up over and over again and never tire of browsing through. I've made the cover quilt, just beautiful. The designs are so simple, they instantly calm you. I think the best thing is, they fill your head with ideas so that you dream of creating something unique of your own. Highly recommended.

(Posted on 7/8/12)

Inspiring eye candy Review by Deborah Droog

Gorgeous and inspiring. One of those books you don't loan out. Received yesterday and spent the entire evening with it. Love th simplicity and quilting on these quilts. You will want this book in your personal library.

(Posted on 1/27/11)