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Permission to do it with panache!,
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This review is from: Japanese Quilting Piece By Piece: 29 Stitched Projects from Yoko Saito (Hardcover)
I chose this book because of a review on the Quilting Daily site. I fell in love with the Japanese 'taupe' fabrics that are used by Yoko Sato and some of her contemporaries at the show in Malvern and bought several fat quarters. This book helps you decide what to do with them and do it with style! The content is mostly bags but there are a few other items and the methods could easily translate into other designs.
Yoko also explains that there is no need to feel upset if your patchwork is not totally square or if the seams do not meet as this is part of the charm and gives the item you are making your own 'signature'.
The patterns are well explained and templates are given as necessary. There is innovation and inspiration on every page and I would recommend it to all levels from beginner to expert.