"The Gentle Art of Quilt-Making" is a charming, inspirational and practical guide for would-be quilters. Leading author Jane Brocket presents over 15 quilt designs and weaves a narrative around each one. Each quilt story considers the sources of inspiration - including quilters, quilt styles, quilting communities, colours, patterns, films, places and painters. There's a Russian Shawl Quilt, inspired by Russian shawls, traditional motifs of Russian folk art constructed with ever-smaller nesting squares in blacks, golds, pinks, reds and emerald greens, a Floral Frocks Quilt inspired by summer dresses, flower gardens and herbaceous borders - exuberant colours and big florals pieced together in strips, and a Suits and Ties Quilt reusing sober woollen suiting contrasting with extravagant silk ties with geometric squares inspired by Gee's Bend work-wear quilts. Finally, a practical section covers all the practical knowledge you'll need - from hand-quilting and sandwiching to binding, storage and caring for your quilt. Confidently armed with all the design tools you need, you can embark on your own quilting journey and begin creating your own personal quilting masterpiece.