Artful Improv

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-11-01
  • Publisher: C & T Pub

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Author Biography

Cindy Grisdela is an award-winning fiber artist with over 30 years of experience creating eye-catching quilts. She travels extensively, showing and selling her work, and her quilts have been published in books and magazines. She lives in Reston, Virginia. cindygrisdela.com

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
What is Improvisation?
Getting Organized
Sorting by Size and Color • What to Do with Scraps • Saving the Leftovers
Creating a Color Recipe
The Color Wheel • Using a Color Recipe • Increasing Your Color Confidence
Elements and Principles of Design
Elements of Design • Principles of Design • Using the Elements and Principles of Design as You Work
Working Improvisationally
Creating a Design Wall •Auditioning Designs • Give it Time
Building Blocks for Improv
Angled Stripes
Improv Circles
Improv Blocks
Curved Strips
Inset Strips
Putting It All Together
Learning to Love Negative Space
Creating Balance • Adding Texture
Quilt as Desired
Hand Stitching • Machine Stitching • A word About Thread
Finishing Touches
To Bind or Not to Bind? • Facings • Dealing with Irregular Edges • Alternatives to Sleeve and Slat Hanging

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