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Bella Bella Sampler Quilts
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Inspired by beautiful Italian marble floors, these projects bring new life to some very old designs. Norah has created full-sized paper piecing patterns for these magnificent quilts. Projects include throws and bed quilts. Also available pre-printed foundation paper for the Bella Bella Sample Quilts, 21214.

Techniques: paper piecing, piecing
9 projects - 95 color pgs..
Item no. 45829

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In Bella Bella Sampler Quilts, Norah McMeeking revisits the intricate marble and tile patterns found in Italy. In her first book, Bella Bella Quilts, the beautifully detailed quilt designs were inspired by the marble floors in St. Mark's Basilica. Her second book offers a more mix-and-match approach with "endless design possibilities"; various designs can be arranged in interesting layouts or alternated with areas of focal fabrics.

Norah McMeeking's images of marble floors, arches, and pillars from Italy are amazing! The visually graphic and geometric qualities of the combined diamonds, triangles, hexagons, and circles in the designs appeal to me. I enjoy paper-piecing and agree it offers the precision and control of points, small pieces, Y-seams, and bias edges needed for these designs. The author encourages even the most reluctant to try her method of paper-piecing. She uses foundation pieces with no seam allowances, sews along the edge of the paper, and easily removes the paper at the end. Lots of other tips for pin-matching points, working with curved band templates, sewing curves, and pressing seams are provided in this well-written and well-illustrated book. The interlaced grids and unusual sampler formats encourage creativity. The foundation patterns are all included in the back of the book so you can start replicating a quilt in the book or design your own when inspirations strikes.and it will! For quilters who would prefer the convenience of preprinted foundation papers, 21214 Bella Bella Sampler Quilts Foundation Papers, available on our Connecting Threads website, provide a complete set.