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.
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.
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.
Author: Jennifer Katz
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Release Date: 2012
In her book Teaching to Diversity, Dr. Jennifer Katz synthesizes the research, and 16 years experience of teaching in inclusive classrooms and schools, to provide answers to several questions: How do I make inclusion work for ALL students? What are the foundational best practices of a truly inclusive learning community? How does one create such a community? The author pulls together, in an organized way, a three-block model of universal design for learning (UDL) and suggests a step-by-step approach for implementing it. This framework includes: Block One, Social and Emotional Learning: details ways to build compassionate learning communities (K-12) in which all students feel safe and valued, and develop a positive self-concept, sense of belonging, and respect for diverse others. Block Two, Inclusive Instructional Practice: includes a framework for planning units from K-12, and explains instructional and management practices for teaching, assessing, grading, and reporting in UDL Classrooms. Block Three, Systems and Structures: suggests strategies for creating inclusive learning communities, and explores ways in which resource teachers, student services personnel, and school administrators can support and create socially and academically inclusive schools and classrooms. The three-block model of UDL can empower educators with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to teach diverse learners in the same classroom--including those who have previously been excluded. Ultimately, it is about creating classrooms and schools that heal by teaching to the heart, mind, and spirit of every student.
When you're done piecing a quilt, do you often wonder how to finish it with free-motion quilting? Discover how to fill setting triangles, blocks, and borders with a variety of traditional and modern quilting designs, divided into chapters by style: Lines and Squiggles, Curves and Pebbles, Swirls and Feathers, and Just for Fun. This is a must-have book and lifelong reference for any quilter's library. Gain confidence as you follow the arrows and see how to fill a confined space with continuous-line quilting motifs that are adaptable to blocks, triangles, and borders Discover which designs will work best before you sew by practicing your quilting; trace the designs with your finger or on tracing paper Whether you use a long-arm or home sewing machine, you'll enjoy quilting the wide variety of designs
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: Newton C. Braga
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Accessible to all readers, including students of secondary school and amateur technology enthusiasts, Robotics, Mechatronics, and Artificial Intelligence simplifies the process of finding basic circuits to perform simple tasks, such as how to control a DC or step motor, and provides instruction on creating moving robotic parts, such as an "eye" or an "ear." Though many companies offer kits for project construction, most experimenters want to design and build their own robots and other creatures specific to their needs and goals. With this new book by Newton Braga, hobbyists and experimenters around the world will be able to decide what skills they want to feature in a project and then choose the right "building blocks" to create the ideal results. In the past few years the technology of robotics, mechatronics, and artificial intelligence has exploded, leaving many people with the desire but not the means to build their own projects. The author's fascination with and expertise in the exciting field of robotics is demonstrated by the range of simple to complex project blocks he provides, which are designed to benefit both novice and experienced robotics enthusiasts. The common components and technology featured in the project blocks are especially beneficial to readers who need practical solutions that can be implemented easily by their own hands, without incorporating expensive, complicated technology. Accessible to technicians and hobbyists with many levels of experience, and written to provide inexpensive and creative fun with robotics Appeals to all sorts of technology enthusiasts, including those involved with electronics, computers, home automation, mechanics, and other areas
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: 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.
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.
Learn to make beautiful quilts in no time with this clever one-seam technique. The flying geese quilt block is a traditional favorite and now with Suzanne McNeill's clever technique, quilters can make each square in only 5 minutes. Inside this book, Suzanne will show you how to create quilt blocks with only one seam and how to piece the blocks together to make 12 great projects. From table runners to wall hangings to traditional quilts and more-even beginners will find projects that can be made with ease. Each project is shown in fabulous four-color photography and includes detailed step-by-step instructions. Basic quilting instructions are also included for beginners and those new to sewing.
Familiar patterns take on a dazzling new look through unusual color and placement schemes. Color photos of 37 multiblock quilts, scores of suggestions for obtaining similarly vibrant results, 38 diagrams, 7 full-size templates. "