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  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Introduction: The Story of Colourwash
  • PART ONE: Design and Planning
    • Preliminary Thoughts
    • Practical Aids for Designing
    • Elements of Design
            Symmetry and Asymmetry
            Shapes and Grids
    • Planning the Borders
    • Texture
    • Working Drawings and Construction Plans
    • Design Etiquette
    • Color
    • Fabrics for Colourwash
    • Fabric Preparation
    • Storage
    • Extending Your Fabric Palette
  • PART TWO: Technique and Construction
    • From Design to Fabric
    • Making Templates
    • Cutting to Make the Most of Prints
    • Laying Out Your Palette of Patches
    • Creating Colourwash: Getting Started
    • Assembling a Colourwash Quilt
    • Border Assembly
    • Quilting
    • Finishing
  • PART THREE: Projects
    • Colourwash Cushions
    • Crib Quilt for a Summer Baby
    • Miniature Wall Hanging: Colourwash Framed X
    • Group Quilt: Sweet Pea Pinwheel
    • Wall Hanging: Colourwash and Blue Triangles
    • Bed Quilt: Log Cabin Colourwash
    • Mosaic Patchwork
  • PART FOUR: General Instructions
    • Making Templates
    • Sewing the Pieces Together
    • Adding the Borders
    • Quilting
    • Finishing the Edges
    • Finishing Touches
            Hanging Sleeves
  • APPENDIX: Design Aids
          Scales and Windows
  • Book List
  • Biography

Title: Colourwash Quilts: A Personal Approach to Design & Technique
Author/Designer: Deirdre Amsden
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1994
Publisher: That Patchwork Place, Bothell, WA
Language: English
Page Count: 148
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 1564770516

SUMMARY- This isn't scrap quilting - very close attention is paid to the value(how strong or weak the color is) of the fabric and not the color itself - although that is important too. But it's the attention to value that makes the quilts here pop. I find it fascinating. If you want that extra step of sophistication in your quilting, you may want to try this out. The instructions are clear and well presented. I think I'd add this one to the pile of books