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Radiant Sunshine & Shadow, 23 Quilts With Nine-Patch Sparkle by Helen Frost & Catherine Skow has 13 complete projects, plus 10 gallery quilts with detailed materials lists, cutting charts and sewing charts. Included are quick strip-piecing methods and simple Nine-Patch blocks to make these intricate-looking projects easy for everyone-beginners, too!


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Radiant Sunshine & Shadow
23 Quilts With Nine-Patch Sparkle

Author: Helen Frost & Catherine Skow
Pages: 72
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4K1850
ISBN / SKU: 9781571205520

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Turn an Old Amish Favorite into shimmering new quilts.

  • Make 23 shimmering Sunshine & Shadow quilts from just one easy block
  • 13 complete projects, plus 10 gallery quilts with detailed materials lists, cutting charts, and sewing charts
  • Quick strip-piecing methods and simple Nine-Patch blocks make these intricate-looking projects easy for everyone-beginners, too!
  • Sizes include wall and lap quilts, plus bed quilts in sizes from crib to king
  • The authors guide you step by step through cutting, piecing, assembling, and finishing your quilt-everything you need for perfect results


AuthorAbout the Authors

Helen Frost began teaching quiltmaking in 1974 and has taught at guilds and conferences across the country and in Europe. In 2001 she was honored as one of the 'Women Who Challenged Quiltmaking' by International Quilt Festival. Although she is best know for her innovative strip-piecing methods, her first love is hand appliqué. She is also a hand quilter, and next on her list to quilt is a top that has been basted since 1981!

Helen is an amateur magician and incorporates tricks for quilters in her act. She and her husband live in Tucson, Arizona, and have a son and three daughters. They share their home with a dog and a rabbit, and too many cats.

Catherine Wilcox Skow is a fourth-generation Arizonan and very proud of her family's part in the state's history. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in consumer sciences. She and her husband, Doug, have two college-aged children, Michael and LeeAnn.

The view from her sewing room includes hummers, squirrels, quail, coyote, and the occasional bobcat. Though quilting takes up most of Cathy's time, she loves entertaining her friends and family at her home. She also enjoys gardening, baking, and riding on the back of her husband's Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Her motto for life is "Choose joy!"

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Tools of the Trade 4
Fabulous Fabrics 5
Value 5
Color 6
Scale 7
Let's Go Shopping! 8
Measure Twice, Cut Once 9
Straightening Up 9
Precision Cutting 9
Cutting and Organizing the Strips 10
Cutting the Squares 10
Perfect Piecing 11
What to Know Before You Sew 11
Sewing the Nine-Patch Strip Sets 11
Cutting the Strip Sets into Sections 12
Piecing the Nine-Patch Blocks 13
Measuring the Squares 13
Arranging, Adjusting & Assembling 14
Previewing the Design 14
Fine-Tuning the Design 14f
Making the Rows 15
Assembling the Quilt 16
Adding Appliqué Accents 16
Finishing Touches 17
Borders: the Perfect Frame 17
Mitered Borders 17
Quilting Variations 18
Beautiful Bindings 19
Projects 20
Serenity 20
Holiday Sparkle 25
Echoes of the Orient 29
Sunset Garden 33
Monarch Migration 37
Morning Has Broken 42
Neapolitan 45
Sugar 'n' Spice 48
Town Square 51
Red Romance 54
Garden Path 57
April Skies 61
Ikebana 64
Template Patterns 68
About the Authors 72
Resources 72
Instrutions Page

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