Quilting Line and Color: Techniques and Designs for Abstract Quilts

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.