Presents patchwork designs, inspired by treasures from London's famous decorative arts museum. These designs fall into three groups: the utility quilts employ large simple patch shapes cut from charming prints; the traditional pieces encompass heritage patchwork formats; and the showpiece designs incorporate applique to create showstoppers.
Over 190 knitted designs are included in this title, with each design being illustrated with a close-up photographic swatch, accompanied by a detailed colour chart, so readers can copy the pattern. A chapter on creating designs covers issues such as scale, repeats and borders.
Demonstrates how basic geometric forms - squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, circles and quarter circles - found in natural and manmade environments inspire the author's quilt designs. This title shpwcases 23 magnificent, inventive quilts and provides step-by-step instructions for each one.
Chronicles the life of the famous fashion designer, from his childhood in Big Sur, California, to his time spent designing for such private clients as Lauren Bacall and Barbra Streisand.