Collects 5,500 named patchwork patterns from varying sources, ranging from some that go back generations to modern ones, and arranges them by the number of squares to a block to allow easy mixing and matching.
This book is for quilters who love the look of traditional block quilts, and who want the freedom to create unique designs. You'll gain new confidence as you watch the author's quilts develop in a step-by-step process. An inspirational photo gallery throughout the book helps you visualize design concepts in a new light.
An Exaltation of Blocks is a two-volume book and toolkit for exploring symmetric block design intended for weavers and designers who use grids in their creative process. The first chapter of Volume One describes the block as the basic unit of design. Subsequent chapters describe the process of using the binary number system to develop the definitive number of 2-, 3-, and 4-block motifs, which, in turn, become the elements for developing larger designs and patterns. Three chapters written specifically for weavers show how to covert complex patterns into three different weave structures suitable for 8-shaft looms: Summer and Winter, Huck Lace, and Warp-Faced Rep. Chapter Ten shows how to create asymmetry from the symmetric motifs. Volume Two is the Toolkit of twelve envelopes which contain the 45 printed design pages and 49 transparent overlays. Section One creates the equivalent of over 2 million 6-block designs while Section Two continues to develop 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-block designs. The potential for the higher ordered designs is 68 billion patterns. The first edition is limited to 500 copies, each signed and numbered by the author.
Welcome to the ultimate quilt-block book! Best-selling author Judy Hopkins combines blocks from her popular Around the Block series into one handy volume. Features 501 pieced blocks, each with cutting and construction directions Each of the blocks is offered in six different sizes, resulting in more than 3,000 different block possibilities Get the master compilation of the successful books Around the Block, Around the Block Again, and Once More around the Block
Teaches beginners and experienced artists alike how to create their own printing blocks and patterns, and features artwork from block print artists around the world. Learn to create classic block print patterns for greeting cards, wallpaper, book illustrations and more with Andrea Lauren's easy step-by-step instruction! Artist and Designer Lauren shows you simple techniques for creating your own printing blocks out of art-foam. With no cutting and chiseling, these art-foam blocks can be made into shapes and patterns using only scissors and a pencil. Use these printing blocks, or purchased stamps, to create repeat patterns or bundled groupings to get that classic block print look for wallpaper, book illustrations, framing prints, greeting cards, gift wrap, fabric prints, and so much more!
Author: Alexandra Lange
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2018-06-12
Genre: Family & Relationships
From building blocks to city blocks, an eye-opening exploration of how children's playthings and physical surroundings affect their development. Parents obsess over their children's playdates, kindergarten curriculum, and every bump and bruise, but the toys, classrooms, playgrounds, and neighborhoods little ones engage with are just as important. These objects and spaces encode decades, even centuries of changing ideas about what makes for good child-rearing--and what does not. Do you choose wooden toys, or plastic, or, increasingly, digital? What do youngsters lose when seesaws are deemed too dangerous and slides are designed primarily for safety? How can the built environment help children cultivate self-reliance? In these debates, parents, educators, and kids themselves are often caught in the middle. Now, prominent design critic Alexandra Lange reveals the surprising histories behind the human-made elements of our children's pint-size landscape. Her fascinating investigation shows how the seemingly innocuous universe of stuff affects kids' behavior, values, and health, often in subtle ways. And she reveals how years of decisions by toymakers, architects, and urban planners have helped--and hindered--American youngsters' journeys toward independence. Seen through Lange's eyes, everything from the sandbox to the street becomes vibrant with buried meaning. The Design of Childhood will change the way you view your children's world--and your own.
Celebrate the decorative intricacy of tiled mosaics in your next quilting or sewing project. Author Paula Doyle proves how easy it can be to get perfect precision patchwork on a small scale with her piecing techniques. Create more than 30 different complex-looking blocks that make for wonderfully colorful patterns. Use lots of different fabrics in these miniature quilts, table runners, tote bags, and many other projects. Includes fusible grid guides for either ½” or 1” tiles, and all of the project designs are fat quarter-friendly. Good things really do come in small packages!
Author: Jan Vandenbussche
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2003-05-31
Systematic Design of Analog IP Blocks introduces a design methodology that can help to bridge the productivity gap. Two different types of designs, depending on the design challenge, have been identified: commodity IP and star IP. Each category requires a different approach to boost design productivity. Commodity IP blocks are well suited to be automated in an analog synthesis environment and provided as soft IP. The design knowledge is usually common knowledge, and reuse is high accounting for the setup time needed for the analog library. Star IP still changes as technology evolves and the design cost can only be reduced by following a systematic design approach supported by point tools to relieve the designer from error-prone, repetitive tasks, allowing him/her to focus on new ideas to push the limits of the design.
Using the basic design elements in the book, quilters will find that designing is as easy as working a puzzle. The combinations are endless and Mori provides dozens of finished samples to show the spectacular results as well as complete instructions and illustrations.
Author: A. R. D. Thorley
Publisher: Thomas Telford
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Fluid dynamics
This report presents a step-by-step design guide for thrust blocks to restrain the forces generated by changes in direction of fluid flow in jointed buried pressure pipeline networks. It provides a detailed background knowledge to the underlying principles and theory involved with designing thrust blocks for buried pipelines. The guidance given in this report is principally for thrusts up to 1000kN, limiting both the pressure range and pipe diameters and, more importantly, the thrust block sizes.
Popular machine quilter Angela Walters will motivate you to try something new! Learn to stitch her fresh continuous-line designs on your longarm or domestic machine. Includes step-by-step instructions for continuous-line swirls, circles, squares, vines, arcs, and points. Using basic free-motion skills you already have, discover how to approach quilting a modern quilt by working with bold fabrics and negative space, uniting a variety of shapes, and blending designs. Draw inspiration from striking pictures of 20 modern quilts showing Angela’s designs. You’ll love her practical advice for choosing the perfect pattern to give your modern quilt maximum impact.