Patchwork Lab: Gemology: Transforming Fabrics into Facets

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Ready for some bling?! Gemlogy guides readers through transforming the beauty, allure,and power of natural stones into glittering complex patchwork quilts. Using her expert tips and tricks and her step‑by‑step process to master a plan for the color work required to achieve transparency and light through fabric selection, readers will paper‑piece their way to a jewelry box of blocks. Beginning with nine traditional gemstone shapes, such as teardrop, marquis, and emerald cuts, each block progresses in complexity so readers can hone their skills as they work their way through the book. Next, quilters will be inspired to use their blocks in a series of projects – both large and small. Created with intermediate quilters in mind, the book includes:
    *A beginner‑friendly workshop on achieving effective transparency with fabric
    *Andrea Tsang Jackson's speedy chain‑piecing technique for paper piecing
    *Nine basic 12'' gemstone blocks
    *Includes a variety of projects, from smaller ones featuring single gemstone blocks to larger quilt samplers
    *Over 40 pages of graded patterns to create the perfect finished block size for your project
    *Traditional and modern settings
    *Cutting and faceting with fabric workshop
    *Gemstone groups with sampler ideas
    *Modern gift making a single birthstone color or multiple ones as a gift for mother's day, father's day, or to welcome the arrival of a new baby

  • Author: Andrea Tsang Jackson
  • ISBN13: 978-1-940655-41-3
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book Trim: 8 x 10''
  • Pages: 144