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Diamond Quilts & Beyond From the Basics to Dazzling Designs by Jan Krantz brings you Impressionist (aka watercolor and colorwash) art quilts. Woven diamond backgrounds form the foundation for fusible applique designs influenced by past art, photograph and fabric.

How to approach the design process and fabric selection is beautifully laid out in full color with step-by-step instuctions for four quilts. (See Table of Contents)

The exquiste breath taking gallery has 37 masterpieces for inspiration.

Monet Water Lily
Monet Water Lily (1 of 4 project quilts) by Jan Krentz

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Diamond Quilts & Beyond
From the Basics to Dazzling Designs

Author: Jan Krentz
Pages: 128
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Cover: Soft

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Create your own gorgeous quilt from shimmering diamonds.

  • Jan makes it easy to imagine, plane and create your own beautiful art.
  • Let Impressionist Paintings inspire you to try a color colorwash look—with diamonds!
  • 4 projects help you gain confidence to create a fabric masterpiece
  • Easy construction techniques
  • Lots of inspirational photos and a breath taking gallery with 37 masterpieces

Table of Contents

Preface 6
Introduction 7
Inspiration and Design 14
Paintings 14
Photographs 16
Copyright Issues 17
Garden Landscape 17
Perspective 18
Landscapes - Natural Vistas 18
Travel 19
Getting Started 19
Creating a Design Background 20
Fabric Selection, Design Techniques, and Equipment Requirements 24
Fabric Selection 24
Fabric and Design Color, Contrast, and Visual Texture 24
Design Techniques 30
Equipment, Materials, and Resources 33
Construction Techniques 36
Preparing the Design 36
Cutting the Fabric43
Piecing the Diamond Background from Individual Diamonds 46
Borders 54
Adding Design Elements with Applique 54
Additional Surface Techniques 58
Gallery of Quilts 61
Projects 96
Monet Water Lily 98
Colorwash Diamonds111
Fruitful Harvest Placemats 115
Colorwash Lone Star 119
About the Author 128
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Colorwash Diamonds
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The WetlandsTamsen Lake
Gallery Examples: The Wetlands by Gettie Ratner & Tamsen Lake by Jan Kolarov

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