Adventures in Paper Piecing & Design by Sarah Elizabeth Sharp
[Softcover, 144 pages] Adventures in Paper Piecing & Design: A Quilter's Guide with Design Exercises, Step-by-Step Instructions & Patterns to Get You Sewing by Sarah Elizabeth Sharp. Turn your interest in foundation paper-piecing (FPP) into a full-blown love affair. Learn about every stage of the process -- from piecing technique to pattern design -- in this comprehensive guide. Start with the basics of sewing on paper, then explore the author's open-ended design exercises to create your own patterns or follow along with to sew her graphic interpretations of the prompts. Build your piecing skills with over thirty graphic paper-pieced blocks inspired by everything from house plants to typography to surface pattern design techniques. Learn how to translate your own reference images or sketches into FPP patterns. Sharpen your pattern-design skills with choose-your-own-adventure style exercises. With an annotated overview of the Sharp's favorite FPP methods, countless tips, and more, you'll have the tools you need to thrive when confronted with any paper-piecing challenge!