Peggy uses traditional blocks with free-form curves to create simple art quilts with a modern and slightly abstract feel. The Blendable Curve technique is explained fully and new elements of the technique are introduced gradually throughout the book. There are 10 quilt projects and no seams or points ot match, simply use Peggy's 'stack, slice, shuffle, and sew' methods and achieve a quilt with originality. A very user-friendly book and the use of the traditional blocks but with a modern slant to create extremely do-able quilts is just wonderful. After all, many of us are so short of time these days, making one of these projects is gloriously satisfying! Fabrications Apr 10 If you or your students are looking to take a step beyond the traditional quilt block, this is a fun technique. Peggy Barkle takes two identical traditional blocks done in two colorways. She then stacks the blocks, cuts a free-form curve from diagonal to diagonal, shuffles the blocks so the blocks no longer match, and pieces them into a new block. Voila! You have a cool curvy nine-patch or a curvy log cabin or any other block pattern. Peggy starts with a simple nine patch, so you can learn the technique and then build from there. The book includes 10 quilt projects and a gallery of quilts by others. I really liked the idea of using this to create a background for applique and her designs can lead to endless possibilities. Professional Quilter
About the Author
Peggy Barkle, a self-taught quilt artist and longarm quilter, is a special editor for Quilt magazine. She lives in Lilburn, Georgia.