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By Catherine Coget

В книге описываются несколько моделей, выполненных в техниках «boutis» и выстёгивания материала с прокладыванием шнура.

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Unlike Fence Rail, Roman Roads does not use contrast to create a second level of pattern in a quilt top. Its purpose is to create an optical blend of color. See Chapter 14 for an example of Roman Roads. 3 The contrast among the fabrics in this example is low so this combination is not a good candidate for Fence Rail blocks. But this same combination could be used for a subtle blend of color in a quilt top. See the detail of the quilt on page 278 for an example of low-contrast fabrics used in this way.

A full bolt holds 15 to 20 yards of fabric. A label is printed on the edge of the bolt’s cardboard center and contains the following information (right): fabric content (100 percent cotton, for example), the manufacturer’s name, the fabric width, laundering instructions, and the price per yard. qxp 9/17/07 9:48 PM Page 17 Fabric, the Quilter’s Medium 2 chapter FABRIC MEASUREMENT Fabric is purchased by the yard (36 inches) or fractions of a yard such as 1⁄2 (18 inches), 1⁄4 (9 inches), or even as small as 1⁄8 (41⁄2 inches).

45 Use a Color Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Color Relationships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Fabric Auditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Questions to Ask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . qxp 9/17/07 9:46 PM Page 34 Value, Contrast, Pattern, and Color To many quilters, choosing fabrics for a new quilt project is the best part of quilting. As you learn the fabric concepts and work through the following exercises, remember to keep an open mind about your choice of fabrics.

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