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Quilters Playtime: Games with Fabrics

Quilters Playtime: Games with Fabrics

This book revives the exhilaration and joy of playing childhood games with a medley of spirited quilt projects. These games are played at the sewing machine with thread, vibrant fabric, and an open mind. It's okay to be a rule-breaker in these games. A strict code of 1/4 inch seam allowances, impeccable grain lines, perfect color matches, and flawless points is not enforced with these playful projects. Elements of design, such as proportion and scale, balance, rhythm, and focus, will become second nature with the author's fun approach. The quilt projects include lively favorites such as Pin the Tail on the donkey, Tic-Tac-Toe, Ring Around the Rosy, and Hopscotch. Each project has three sections: the Object of the Game, Game Plan, and Your Move. All provide instructions for creating the quilts. As you are guided through making a mock-up of the game, forming your own version of the quilt becomes recreational. Each game includes photographs of several variations to inspire you. Break free from the conventional and discover creative energies that have been there all the time, just waiting to be released.

Item Number: 6295
By: Dianne S Hire
From: American Quilter's Society (February 01, 2004)

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This book revives the exhilaration and joy of playing childhood games with a medley of spirited quilt projects. These games are played at the sewing machine with thread, vibrant fabric, and an open mind. It's okay to be a rule-breaker in these games. A strict code of 1/4 inch seam allowances, impeccable grain lines, perfect color matches, and flawless points is not enforced with these playful projects. Elements of design, such as proportion and scale, balance, rhythm, and focus, will become second nature with the author's fun approach. The quilt projects include lively favorites such as Pin the Tail on the donkey, Tic-Tac-Toe, Ring Around the Rosy, and Hopscotch. Each project has three sections: the Object of the Game, Game Plan, and Your Move. All provide instructions for creating the quilts. As you are guided through making a mock-up of the game, forming your own version of the quilt becomes recreational. Each game includes photographs of several variations to inspire you. Break free from the conventional and discover creative energies that have been there all the time, just waiting to be released.
SKU 6295
Weight 1.00 pounds
ISBN 978-1-57432-826-4
Binding Softback
Number of Pages 128
Number of Illustrations 63
Dimensions 8.50" x 11.00" x .30"
Publisher American Quilter's Society

Customer Reviews

Review of Quilters Playtime: Games With Fabrics — Review by Anonymous
Overall Rating
As someone who grew up playing games from Parcheesi and Rook to Jacks and Hopscotch, I was intrigued by Dianne Hire’s premise. Starting with Hopscotch, Dianne offers a fun–spirited and playful approach to creating improvisational quilts. Each of the 11 childhood games has three distinct sections; first being the Object of the Game, outlining the goals. For example, the goal of Tic Tac Toe is to create the illusion of a four–patch block with vertical and horizontal inserts. This is followed by the Game Plan, also known as the strategy for playing. Here Dianne offers ideas on colorways and creating mock–ups, which she says are a must. The final section is Your Move, the instructions for creating the game, or quilt. The author includes tips for experimentation and winning at each game. Let the games begin! - The Professional Quilter – Spring 2004 (Posted on 6/17/05)
Review of Quilters Playtime: Games With Fabrics — Review by Anonymous
Overall Rating
Don’t let the name of this book throw you off, Quilters’ Playtime: Games with Fabrics is a serious study in stretching the normal quiltmaking boundaries. Dianne S. Hire has managed to touch the kid, yearning to come out and play, that lives inside every quilter. Discover creative energies when you pick up fabrics and sew them together, deviating from the "rules" with Dianne’s fun approach. The book contains 11 lively and colorful projects. Instructions are given for each project and examples abound. You will have so much fun playing with color and fabrics that you won’t even notice the elements of design you are working with. The possibilities are endless with the skills and knowledge you learn from this book. If you feel like breaking away from the traditional piecing methods, or you want to bring more color into your work, you will most definitely want to read this book. The Appliqué Society – May/June 2004

(Posted on 6/16/05)
Review of Quilters Playtime: Games With Fabrics — Review by Anonymous
Overall Rating
Dianne Hire’s Quilter’s Playtime provides ideas that go beyond traditional approaches, outlining quilt games which can be made from fabric. From Tic Tac Toe to Hopscotch, this uses the geometric idea of each game to produce a quilt style, which is unique in patterning and presentation. All are highly recommended picks. - Midwest Book Review - April 2004 (Posted on 6/16/05)
Review of Quilters Playtime: Games With Fabrics — Review by Anonymous
Overall Rating
Dianne’s new book invites readers to join her in an exciting and playful approach to quilting. She presents 11 fun games that help readers develop their own design sense and gain confidence with color, fabric selection, and composition while they have a blast creating unique quilts. The best part is that the rules for each game are simple, and you don’t even have to follow them! Try her methods for making flexible grids for blocks and borders and experiment with layered circles. Dianne sprinkles tips for success throughout and provides many photographs from her "playmates" to entice you to join the fun. - Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine – July/August 2004 (Posted on 6/16/05)
Review of Quilters Playtime: Games With Fabrics — Review by Anonymous
Overall Rating
Give in to reckless abandon and forget the rules of conventional quiltmaking. By playing games with fabric, quilters can allow themselves to be spontaneous and creative, while creating beautiful quilts. Grab your scrap basket and get set to enjoy childhood classics like Tic Tac Toe, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Musical chairs, Pick-Up Sticks, and Tiddly Winks. Any of these fun activities makes a great game to play at quilt guild retreats or meetings – it’s easy to mix and match the free-style "unblocks" to make a group quilt. - Quilts with Style – August 2004

(Posted on 6/16/05)

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