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Karen's newest book - Lone Star Illusions!

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Lone Star Illusions front cover 

The Lone Star quilt is something quilters aspire to make.  However, many quilters don’t want to tackle diamonds. Karen has created a way to make Lone Star designs with just the simple shapes of squares and triangles.  Famous for her use of color and illusion, let Karen show you how easy it is to create Lone Star designs!

Booklet contains 3 beautiful quilt designs in two different sizes!

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21 pages

$19.95

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 Optical Illusions for Quilters

 

 

The world of optical illusions has fascinated artists for centuries, and quiltmaker Karen Combs has been intrigued by them for years. In Optical Illusions for Quilters, she unravels the mysteries of optical illusions as applied to quilting, some of them for the first time. Masterpiece quilts are used to explain each illusion and quilters are shown how to apply these principles to their work. Though Karen's focus is on quilting, these principles can be applied to other creative mediums. In an easy to understand manner, she encourages readers to use their imaginations, listen to their inner voices, and apply their new knowledge as they become masters of illusions. Electronic Book (e-Book) 

 

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 Combing

 

What do you do with all those scraps? In this book, the author continues her quilting magic and offers an answer - fabulous scrap quilts. Focusing on color value rather than color or texture, the author offers practical magic for using those leftover, and sometimes less lovely fabrics found in almost everyone's stash.Using only light and dark basic Nine-Patch and Split Nine-Patch blocks, you can create eye-catching designs to enhance any setting. Included are dozens of design possibilities and 18 projects. Electronic Book (e-Book)

 

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 Celtic Illusions

 

eBook Celtic Pieced Illusions

 

Piecework enthusiasts rejoice! Now great Celtic designs can be created with only two simple blocks. Quilters traditionally use appliqué to create Celtic designs. Instead, Karen has translated knot work into pieced patterns. She found she can create many Celtic designs with two, three, or more blocks, so the possibilities are unlimited. Famous for her use of color and color illusion, the author shows how to use color, texture, and value to add excitement to Celtic quilts. She shares her simple design concepts for those who want to design their own Celtic quilts, while providing piecing tips, pressing options, and quilting ideas. Even beginning quiltmakers can tackle these colorful quilt patterns. Teaching tips and lesson plans are included for quilt teachers and shop owners. Electronic Book (e-Book)

 

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You can view Karen's new Celtic Pieced Illusions ON-DEMAND class here!

 

 


  

 

 

New patterns using Karen's Lone Star Illusions (no diamonds) technique

 

 

 

Red, White and Blue Spiral Star 

 

 

Red, White and Blue Spiral Star Pattern

(A LONE STAR ILLUSIONS design)

Karen has created a new way to create Lone Star designs without diamonds!

So easy to do! The quilt is a beautiful spiral of red, white and blue, perfect for the 4th of July or a quilt to honor the military.  You can even select your own three colors to use in this pattern.

 Pattern contains yardage needs, full color cutting needs, sewing instructions and includes two sizes 56" x 56" and 24" x 24". 

 

 


  

 Summer Star Spiral Star

 

Summer Star Spiral Pattern

(A LONE STAR ILLUSIONS design)

Karen has created a new way to create Lone Star designs without diamonds!

So easy to do! The quilt is a beautiful spiral of a single color.  You can use the color in the pattern or change it to your favorite color. 

 Pattern contains yardage needs, full color cutting needs, sewing instructions and includes two sizes 64" x 64" and 24" x 24". 

 

 

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