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Quilts on the Double - Dozens of Easy Strip-Pieced
- Make fabulous quilts from easy blocks (just eight pieces each!)
- Choose from 23 fat-quarter-and fat-eighth-friendly patterns
- Rearrange units to create dozens of unique designs
About the Authors
Judy Hooworth is a leading Australian quiltmaker.
She started out as an art teacher but became fascinated with the
American quilts that she saw in magazines in the 1960s and 1970s.
Judy began to make quilts herself, learning as she went. While she
has always loved traditional quilts, Judy also began to make her
own contemporary quilts. From these beginnings, Judy has continued
with this double focusmaking pieced quilts with a modern twist
and making art quilts of her own unique design.
Judy is renowned for her bold and brilliant use of
color. Her quilts have been exhibited in Australia and around the
world, including Quilt National four times. Judy has taught patchwork
and quilting in Australia and around the world, and she has written
two previous books, Razzle Dazzle Quilts and Spectacular
Scraps: A Simple Approach to Stunning Quilts (out of print),
coauthored with Margaret Rolfe. Judy lives in Morisset, which is
north of Sydney, with her husband, Richard, and two cats.
Margaret Rolfe is also a leading Australian
quiltmaker. She was inspired to make quilts after being introduced
to patchwork while visiting America in 1975. Returning to Australia,
she also had to learn by doing. Margaret began teaching and writing
books in the 1980s, and she has become well known for her pieced
designs of animals and birds. Many of these designs are in her bestselling
book A Quilter's Ark.
She has always been interested in the history of quilting in Australia
and has written several books on this subject. Her most recent books
are Successful Scrap Quilts from Simple Rectangles,
coauthored with Judy Turner, and The
Magic of Quiltmaking: A Beginner's Guide, coauthored with
Jenny Bowker. In 2001 Margaret was nationally honored by becoming
a Member of the Order of Australia. Margaret lives in Canberra,
Australia's capital, with her husband, Barry and two dogs.
Judy and Margaret became friends while working on
their previous book Spectacular Scraps (out of print). They
are especially delighted to be collaborating again with this book,
because it continues their shared love of pieced quilts and the
exploration of pattern.
Table of Contents
|The Doubles Concept
|Making Doubles Triangles
|Tops and Tails Quilts
|Gallery of Tops and Tails Quilts
|Gallery of Combination
|Gallery of Sides Quilts
|About the Authors
Fantasy Garden and Doubles Triangles
Vaudeville (Doubles Triangles)