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Discover how tessellating patterns can make a fantastic resource for quilts, giving you the chance to experiment with design and color like never before! Tessellation Quilts, Sensational designs from interlocking patterns by Christine Porter offers 11 colorful quilts to make, detailed instructions and displays over 45 quilts showing how the ideas can be developed.

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Tessellation Quilts
Sensational designs from interlocking patterns

Author: Christine Porter
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: D&C David and Charles
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4R80792
Weight: 1.22lb

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A tessellation is made up of identical units that interlock with one another, creating a sequence of positive and negative shapes that could go on into infinity.

For quilt designers, tessellating patterns are an endless source of delight, as they are simple to piece but give the impression of great complexity.

  • Features 11 colorful quilts to make, with tried-and-tested instructions from experience quilter Christine Porter.
  • Provides advice on being more confident with color and inspiration to design your own tessellations.
  • Displays over 45 quilts, with gallery quilts showing how the ideas can be developed.

About the Author

Christine Porter has been a quilter for 15 years. She is a highly respected and experienced teacher who not only lectures and judges throughout Britain and the United States but who has also won awards for her quilts in both countries. Her special field of interest is translating floor-tile designs into quilts, a subject she covered extensively in her first book for David & Charles, Quilt Designs from Decorative Floor Tiles and she particularly enjoys creating a contemporary look through her use of color and fabric style.

Until recently, Christine was for many years co-editor of Britain's leading patchwork magazines, Patchwork & Quilting. In addition Christine is director of her own company, Cabot Quilting Conferences, which brings top international quilters to Britain to teach in luxury hotels, to share their skills with other quilters from around the world. Christine has appeared on America's HGTVs series 'Simply Quilts' hosted by Alex Anderson and has been a Fabric Design Consultant for the Woodrow Studios in the UK..

Christine lives in Bristol, UK, with her husband Neil and black labrador, Rosie.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Tessellations 4
From Tessellations to Quilts 6
Sewing Basics 10
Color Confidence 20
Quilt Projects 24
Magical Maze 26
Porter's Puzzle 34
Friendship Twist 44
Triangles & Hexagons 52
Diamonds 66
Pine Bark 74
T Block 82
Delectable Mountains 90
Eastern Promise 98
Gallery 106
Resource Library 114
Acknowledgments 119
About the Author 119
Bibliography 120
Useful Addresses 120
Index 121

Instruction Page
Instruction Page

Eastern Promise

Delectable Mountains
Delectable Mountains

Oriental Kimonos
Oriental Kimonos

Pine BarkCreative Options
Pine Bark and Creative Options

Triangles & HexagonsFriendship Twist
Triangles & Hexagons and Friendship Twist

Porter's PuzzleMagical Maze
Porter's Puzzle and Magical Mazes


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