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“Colorful Batik Panel Quilts” by Judith Vincentz Gula is a delightful exploration into the world of quilting. It offers a fusion of traditional techniques and artistic innovation. Gula expertly guides readers through creating bold and graphic quilts using handmade batik fabric panels sourced from Indonesian artisans.

What sets this book apart is its emphasis on creativity and personal expression. Gula provides clear, step-by-step instructions for three unique projects and encourages readers to experiment with embellishment techniques such as borders, beading, and free-motion quilting. Additionally, including a step-by-step guide to 15 hand stitches adds a valuable resource for quilters of all skill levels.

One of the book’s highlights is the inspirational photo gallery showcasing 24 stunning art quilts. These examples testify to the boundless possibilities of working with fabric panels and inspire readers to embark on their creative journeys.

Gula’s passion for quilting shines through in her writing, and her expertise as a fabric artist is evident in the thoughtful design process outlined in the book. Whether you’re a novice quilter looking to hone your skills or an experienced crafter seeking fresh inspiration, “Colorful Batik Panel Quilts” offers something for everyone.

Colorful Batik Panel Quilts are a must-have addition to any quilter’s library. Its combination of instructional guidance, artistic inspiration, and cultural appreciation makes it a valuable resource for quilters of all backgrounds. With Gula as your guide, you’ll embark on a vibrant quilting journey that celebrates the beauty of handmade craftsmanship and the rich artistic traditions of Indonesia.

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