Fantasies and Flowers: Origami in Fabric for Quilters by Kumiko Sudo
Following on the tremendous success of quilting bestseller "Fabled Flowers", Kumiko Sudo's new book features 30 completely new fabric origami designs. Returning to the ever-popular floral motif, these stunning quilt designs showcase Kumiko's incredible range, in the vibrant, glowing colors that are characteristic of her work. Each block combines simple piecing and applique techniques, showing even beginning quilters how to make perfect three-dimensional flowers. All are complete with step-by-step drawings, easy-to-follow directions, and full-size templates. There are also assembly instructions for six beautiful floral quilts. The introduction explains the inspiration behind Kumiko's designs. A special section on ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, demonstrates the similarities between Kumiko's contemporary quilts and that traditional art form. Kumiko's first book on fabric origami, "Fabled Flowers", is one of the top-selling books in the quilting industry. Kumiko's flowers can embellish not just quilts, but all kinds of sewing projects - fashions, home decorations, children's wear, and so on. This book includes more than 100 stunning color photographs of quilts, fabric, and fine handwork. Kumiko Sudo is an internationally acclaimed fiber artist. Kumiko's work is today known and respected in the United States, and her quilts are in several fine public and private collections, including the Museum of American Folk Art in New York.