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Description - Simple Stained Glass Quilts by Daphne Greig

The fused applique process is explained and thoroughly illustrated with step-by-step photography. Readers will enjoy how quickly they can fuse delicate 'leading' patterns to whole-cloth stained glass 'windows.' The windows - bright or muted prints, floral, batiks, or hand-painted landscapes - set the tone of the completed quilt. The authors' previously published stained glass patterns have added to the popularity of stained glass applique, and fans will welcome their latest collection of patterns.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780896895829
ISBN-10: 0896895823
Format: Paperback
(276mm x 210mm x 25mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: KP Books
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Publish Date: 26-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Book Review: Simple Stained Glass Quilts by Daphne Greig - Reviewed by (26 Dec 2010)

If you have every patched together a quilt you will know that there is a certain methodical approach that needs to be taken. The material is cut, blocks get constructed and then the design is carefully pieced together. Only then do you finally sandwich your quilt together and sew on the top stitch, bringing it all together. The quilt block technique has been used for centuries and is often the basis of many of the quilting books that you see in shops or online.

Stained Glass quilts takes on a different approach to constructing a quilt. With the end very much in mind, the book takes you through some intricate appliqué techniques designed to give your quilt a very different look from the rotary cut blocked quilts that many people make. This book takes advantage of all those beautifully large printed panels that are available online, and allows you to frame them beautifully to create a unique quilt.

I first came across this book after doing some research on constructing a quilt inspired by the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. A friend thought that this book might provide me with some good techniques to achieve my dream of an art nouveau inspired piece and she was right. The book is technique heavy and has lots of tips an hints on how to achieve the look with minimal errors. The hard bit about this quilting technique is the preciseness of it. You have to carefully cut out the stained glass border from a contrasting piece of fabric and then iron it on using double sided interfacing onto your fabric or patchwork, and then sew around the edges to ensure that it doesn’t move. A technique that is not for the feint hearted!

Stained Glass Quilt provides the quilter with lots of patterns to get you started and lots of little inspiration boxes throughout the book to ensure that you don’t run out of ideas.

Not quite for the beginner, this book would provide a good challenge for someone who has put together at least one quilt and knows some of the pitfalls of working with fabric in this way.


Author Biography - Daphne Greig

The authors own Patchworks Studio, based in Victoria, British Columbia. It has been in business since 1996, when Susan and Daphne formed a partnership to market their quilt designs. These patterns have been well received both nationally and internationally. They also regularly write articles for The Canadian Quilter.

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