Patchwork and Quilting Books

Fisher, Laura: Quilts of Illusion (4687)

Blandford 1st 1990
large 4to, 'This Book Belongs To' stamps to front pastedown
+ front free endpaper, dustwrapper spine sunned o/w VG++/VG++ 785 gms
(Order reference 4687).

Tumbling Blocks, Delectable Mountains, Stairway to Heaven, Log Cabin, Windmill Blades, and
Other Optical Designs provide a striking illustrated survey of the magical effects of geometric design in American quilts. As intriguing to quilters as to everyone who admires good design, this 143 page book explores for the first time, the imaginative dimensions of classic optical quilt designs ~ patterns that can be 'read' in more than one way and appear to have movement and depth. Using the directions supplied, you can also create your own optical designs.
Clear instructions and illustrations accompany four effervescent projects -- Eccentric Star, Tumbling blocks, 3-D fans, and Tree of Life. Illustrated with 50 colour plates and over 145 additional photographs, drawings and diagrams. 143 pages, with Bibliography.