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The Quilt Maniac's Playbook: Fuel for the Quilt Imagination by Nicole C. Chambers helps you learn the secrets of how to work with colors and fabric patterns to achieve the quilts you envision.


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The Quilt Maniac's Playbook
Fuel for the Quilt Imagination

Author: Nicole C. Chambers
Pages: 142
Page size: 81/2" x 11 1/2"
Publisher: Tiger Lily Press
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4R80705
Weight: 1.6 lb

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Let your quilting creativity shine. Grow from making nice quilts to creating fabulous quilts! Feel confident making any project from this exciting collection of quilt designs. By simply following each thoroughly illustrated step, one after the other (just like eating that proverbial elephant...one small bite at a time) - you will end up with the glorious quilts you've always dreamed of making.

But perhaps you're thinking...hold your elephants! Beautiful quilts require more than a great sewing strategy. After all, there are fabric colors and personalities to consider. Maybe until now picking out fabric for your quilt has given you "the Willies."

Learn the secrets of developing your own unique eye for color and use this knowledge to improve your design skills with every quilt you make. The best part is, you will have FUN, FUN, FUN while the quilts you make just get better and better.

There are no mind numbing rules to remember. Instead you get information you can relate to and ideas you can use to improve your quiltmaking skills right now. Use The Quilt Maniac's Playbook to fuel your quilt imagination as you let your creativity sing!

"Initially the quilt looked challenging but I loved the design so much, I decided to make it anyway. Wow! It went together like a dream. My friends think I'm a genius." -Corky Scheller, Harmony, PA

"I've quilted for many years and these instructions are simply the best." -Rachel Greco, Grandma's Attic Sewing Imporium, Dallas, OR

About the Author: Nicole C. Chambers has won awards for both quilting and photography. She is committed to teaching and encouraging all quilters to honor their unique creativity, always coaxing them to stretch themselves a little with every quilting project. Motivated by the recognition that it can be hard to find time to indulge our passion to quilt as much as we would like to, Nicole drafts her patterns with a keen eye towards quality. She remembers well the precious moments we finally have for ourselves at the end of a taxing day, or the frustrations we feel when we can't figure out what the next step is and at 2:00 AM find ourselves wondering if it would be reasonable to ask the telephone operator if she quilts.

  

Table of Contents

It's Not a Quilt...Until it's Quilted4
Introduction6
Color is Only the Beginning9
Developing Your Eye for Color | Understanding the Characteristics of Color | The Balance of Contrast and Unity | The Rule of 6 Feet | A Quilter's Guide to Using the Color Wheel | Exploring Color Harmony | Understanding Value | Understanding Color Saturation or Intensity | Understanding Temperature | Using Neutrals in Color & Design | A Hands-On Approach to Color | A Visit from Your Very Own QFG | Using a Personal Design Board | Making a Personal Design Board is Easy 
Textures, Prints, & Personality29
The Other Half of the Fabric Equation | What Color is the Print? | Exploring the Characteristics of Prints | Defining the Personality of Prints | Is the Print Open Minded or...High Maintenance? | Is the Print a Talker or a Listener? | Putting Fabrics Together  
Exploring the Possibilities39
The Evolution of a Quilt | Learning to See the Possibilities | Create a Library of Inspiration | A Quickie Review of Quilt Design Basics 
The Quilt Gallery Water Wheel73
In Search of Hemingway47Celestial Waltz76
Country Manor48Water Lilies82
Water Wheel 49Spools87
Moonlight Serenade50In Search of Hemingway92
Daydreams51Country Manor94
The Bounty of Harvest52Days of Wine & Roses98
Homemade Pie52Baker Street103
Spools53Daydreams108
French Bread54Times Remembered112
Celebrate the Seasons54Intrigue on the Orient Express116
Snow Princess55What a Wonderful Day!121
Tutti Frutti55Homemade Pie125
Times Remembered56The Bounty of Harvest127
Celestial Waltz57Celebrate the Seasons129
Baker Street58French Bread131
Intrigue on the Orient Express59Tutti Frutti134
Water Lilies60Snow Princess137
Days of Wine & Roses61Resources140
What a Wonderful Day!62Color Journal Master141
Step-by-Step Instructions Bibliography142
Shortcuts & Other Important Stuff64Index143
Fabric Chart67About the Author144
Moonlight Serenade68  

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