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Miniature Quilts by Kumiko Frydl

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback + fold-out sheet stored in pocket at the back
  • Publication: 01 February 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217091
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
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  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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Description

Kumiko Frydl demonstrates her knowledge and talent in this book which illustrates a variety of quilting techniques. Learn to craft 15 exquisite, intricately worked miniature quilts, each on a different theme including ornate roses, whimsical pineapples, a stunning beach scene and a Wedgwood-inspired pattern in blue and white. Kumiko guides you carefully through each project using detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams and close-up photographs of the finished piece, and all the templates and stitching patterns are provided on a fold-out sheet at the back of the book.


Table of Contents

General advice

The Quilts



Paper Piecing:

Friendship Party

Twilight in Paradise

Little Beauty

School House & Ivy

Navigator



'Pineapple Paper Piecing':

I Am Still Sane

Pineapple Patch

Night Cruise on the River Thames



Panels without Blocks:

After Hurricane Ike

Sweet Heart III



Mariner's Compass:

Bouquets with Tudor Rose

Mission: Impossible 2

Mission: Impeccable



Trapunto with Shading:

Blue like a Wedgwood

Dragon's Feather


About Kumiko Frydl

Kumiko was born and grew up in Tokyo. She studied merchandising and interior décor at a Japanese art college, while also learning to sew. She then lived in Canada and Great Britain before settling in Houston, Texas.

Kumiko really does have more than one string to her bow! She has always had a keen interest in exploring the cultures and architectures of the countries that she visits, and is permanently expanding her field of vision, by applying the new techniques that she acquires not only to patchwork, but to quilted clothing and bobbin lace and to making dolls.

Kumiko would be the first to admit that her house is something of a curiosity cabinet! She displays her work there which also includes very sophisticated boxes decorated with postcards from England. Each of her miniature quilts is framed in relief on a darker background, bringing out the full beauty of the work.

Kumiko has lost count of the number of prizes she has won since 1988, as she is awarded one almost every time she enters a competition. Despite this well-deserved success, she does not take herself too seriously and sometimes wonders how she has managed to create such work: this is demonstrated in the titles she gives her quilts: I am Still Sane’ and Mission: Impossible’.



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