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Rewarding, stimulating, frustrating, challenging, joyful and just plain fun are all attributes of Beyond the Block by Linda K. Johnson & Jane K. Wells. This is an instructional book of inspiration with a wonderful collection of original and trendy quilts designed around special motif or theme fabrics. A confident beginner will enjoy the challenges, while experienced quilters will be inspired to let their creativity shine.


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Cover Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Block

Authors: Linda K. Johnson & Jane K. Wells
Pages: 95
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Cover: Soft

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Take you quilting "beyond the block" with these exuberant quilt designs!

  • Start with a focus fabric, feature it in a variety of settings and add pieced components and strip piecing with complementary and zinger fabrics.
  • Mix and match quilt components at will! Follow the detailed block placement diagrams or pick your own settings and fillers.
  • Complete instructions for dozens of piecing techniques are clearly illustrated.
  • Join the Crafty Ol' Broads in this fun method that lets you go beyond the block!

Authors Linda K. Johnson & Jane K. WellsAbout the Authors

Sisters Linda K. Johnson and Jane K. Wells are award-winning, quilters who love every aspect of quilting and just happen to be crafty, old and broad.

In 2001, soon after we took our first quilt class, we started designing our own patterns, dreaming up new patterns while non-quilters were sleeping. We then started the Crafty Ol' Broads pattern and fabric company. We specialize in designing quilt patterns that appear much more complicated to make than they actually are. Our work is often inspired by the beauty of nature, art and antique quilts.

In 2005, we began teaching and lecturing as a team. We are passionate about sharing our knowledge and love of quilting through our many classes and lectures where we introduce quilters of all levels to our unique patterns. We constantly challenge each other to create new techniques. Watch out because we are likely to "quilt talk" with anyone who is even remotely interested.

Our quilts have been selected for distinction in shows and contests both locally and nationally. Three of our quilts have appeared in two recent New Quilts from an Old Favorite books that document a yearly contest sponsored by the Museum of the American Quilter's Society. Our quilts have also been "the show" at various art galleries.

Table of Contents

 
Introduction 4
A Few Thoughts from the Crafty Ol' Broads on the Basics 5
The Patterns 11
Here a Chick, There a Chick, Everywhere a Chick, Chick 12
Big, Bold and Beautiful 18
Under the Sea 24
I Give You the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars 30
Guatemala En Rojo 36
Summer 42
Ah, Autumn! 48
Front Yard Gardens 54
Gallery 60
Techniques 72
Resources 94
And Just Who Are the Crafty Ol' Broads? 95

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Here a Shick, There a Chick, Everywhere a Chick, ChickFront Yard Gardens

Here a Chick, There a Chick, Everywhere a Chick, Chick and Front Yard Gardens

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