By Angela Pingel
Follow the "Drunkard's Path" to curved piecing!
You'll notice an creation to curved piecing through one easy block--Drunkard's course. writer Angela Pingel demonstrates how this unmarried block could be prepare in quite a few styles that glance totally assorted in each mix. Drunkard's direction can create a sinuous fabulous line like its namesake or curved motifs that shape teardrops, arabesques, flora, and different discrete shapes.
Dive deep into the fundamentals of curved piecing after which discover a number of tasks together with widespread quilts, child quilts, pillows, and a desk runner. locate inspiring new how you can use that previous favourite, Drunkard's course block, to create quilts that glance new and diversified. A Quilter's Mixology is the suitable "next-step" publication geared in the direction of intermediate quilters or quilters searching for the following problem.
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A number of designs appropriate for this type are given here. Fig. 35 (a). In this tailored dress, emphasis is laid on vertical and oblique lines that have a tendency to carry the eye up and down on the figure and thus emphasize length. If the figure requires it, a narrow belt may be used across the back, but the unbroken front line is excellent for this type. The neat, perfect-fitting collar, whose width is exactly in proportion to the breadth and height of the figure, is a good feature of this design.
Ease for movement is given to the skirt by the deep inverted box plait, which, while it emphasizes long lines, is somewhat offset by the cross line that indicates the lower edge of the coat. Oblique lines in the coat cut up the too-large plain areas and add interest. The blouse, being strictly tailored, is thoroughly in keeping with the costume. Fig. 33 (b). To break up a large surface without adding width to the figure, a series of flowing, vertical, and diagonal lines, focus The ing at a certain point, may be introduced, as in this design.
For the person of average figure having a very thin, narrow face, or a thin neck, a draped scarf arrangement, such as shown here, will be found a becoming neck-line finish, for it both shortens the face and increases the apparent width. The softening effect of the drapery is an important requirement for such irregularities. Fig. 23 (e). A decorated neck-line treatment consisting of folds, shirrings, frills, or plaitings, as shown here, is usually becom ing to the thin face for it tends to soften the features.