What happens when famed quilt designer Lissa Alexander invites her quilting friends to create scrap quilts alongside her? Scrapalicious magic! Lissa reached out to six quilters whose quilt designs she's long admired--Susan Ache, Kim Brackett, Barbara Brackman, Sheryl Johnson, Laurie Simpson, and Sandy Klop. The result? Spectacular scrap quilts from true masters of the craft, and an invitation for YOU to join the Sisterhood of Scraps!
Choose from 12 quilts inspired by everything from simple Four Patches to Trip Around the World designs to Log Cabins and more. Start a quilting bee, build a community, and bring new sisters into the fold as you make these stunning projects. Inside you'll find your Sisterhood of Scraps certificate--hang it in your sewing space to show that you're a proud member of the Sisterhood of Scraps.
Lissa has gathered six top designers to contribute to this book, which includes patterns for 12 fabulous scrap quilts. In a fun challenge, she gave each designer a theme or a shape to use in their scrap quilt--and she also made a quilt with the same theme.
There are many quintessential scrap quilt themes in this book--including squares, half square triangles, stars, log cabins, tiny piecing, two colour and multicolour schemes. There's even a vintage quilt made from solids and shirting included. Some are fresh and bright, others more subdued, but most could be made into fabulous modern quilts with the right fabric choices.
One of the hardest things for many quilters working with scraps or from stash is how to make the fabrics look like they go together--and this book provides much inspiration on how to do just that. Take a look at how the designers use value, colour and scale to see how they create an effective scrap quilt.
Clear, concise directions are given for each quilt, with directions for cutting from yardage--but you can certainly adapt that to cutting from smaller scraps. And some of the quilts use tiny pieces (think 1-1/2 inch squares!), so you can use some of those really little gems you've been saving. For anyone wanting to smash their stash and scraps this year, this book offers plenty of inspiration.
Online she's ModaLissa, but by day, Lissa Alexander heads up the Moda marketing team. By night, she's quilting, blogging, designing, and more at ModaLissa.com. Her wish? "I hope you get time to sit and sew. It's good for the soul."
Lissa's quilting story is a simple one. It started with a wedding quilt, which led to working in a quilt shop. She has had an amazing journey that she never could have imagined. Through it all, she has learned to take the pieces and stitch them together to make something new. Her life is a patchwork of family, friends, and people who have made an impact.Visit Lissa's website
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