Shizuko Kuroha's Japanese Patchwork Quilting Patterns infuses a cherished American tradition with a Japanese sense of colour, detail and design. Originally written to bring this beautiful art form to Japanese quilters, this book has brought a fresh eye to patchwork's mainstay patterns in a way that has delighted quilters everywhere. Kuroha's combinations of colours and prints show how balance and flow can be achieved in any project, from the simplest to the most complex, and how to incorporate the beauty of traditional fabrics into patchwork projects.
Step-by-step illustrated lessons walk quilters thought the hand-piecework process, and even complete novices will learn basics that will carry them from project to project.
The book shows you how to create 19 blocks that can be used in various combinations for all kinds of projects. A freestanding pattern sheet takes the labour out of drafting the pieces used to build these blocks.