Monday, January 7, 2008

Caliente Quilts

I love Priscilla Bianchi's use of color and ethnic fabrics. I have always loved the colors of Guatemala fabrics. She includes an interesting look at her family and background a peek into her studio and a galeria at the back of the book of all her quilts. She even includes a resource section where you can find exotic fabrics. She does offer nine different projects for the reader.
She has an interesting technique for making her labels. She prints her labels on an inkjet printer and makes them 81/2"x5". She writes as much information about the quilt design, inspiration and general information as possible. She can print two labels at a time on one sheet. She also uses a Jacquard product of a sheet of silk fused to freezer paper. She says that silk gives the best resolution, even with small lettering. To give the label a more tailored look she lines it with soft muslin.

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