Monday, February 21, 2011

Confetti Naturescapes

Noriko Endo has written a wonderful book – Confetti Naturescapes.
Noriko is an award-winning quilter, she was born and raised in Japan.  Her unique perspective makes this one of the most interesting quilting books on the market. In Confetti Naturescapes Noriko writes about the inspiration she finds everywhere in nature and the techniques she employs to create her masterpieces.
Her naturescapes have the look of impressionist paintings and feature trees, leaves, flowers, lakes, small forest creatures, mushroom, spider webs, and more.  Shapes and images in Noriko’s naturescapes are created using her confetti techniques, which  involves layering colorful bits of fabric on batting, adding a covering of tulle and then machine quilting the entire piece.  Noriko takes readers step-by-step through her process of choosing a subject and selecting colors, then designing, constructing and finishing the work.

I meet Noriko years ago when we were in a workshop together. She is a lovely, lively and talented artist. I know you are going to enjoy her book. This week I am going to feature several of her quilts and on Friday I will be giving away a copy of her book to one lucky winner.
So leave your comments with email address and on Friday my new little grandson and his mom and dad will pick one lucky winner who will receive a free copy of “Confetti Naturescapes” to enjoy.

29 comments:

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I'd love to own this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda Dalton said...

I have seen several of her quilts at the Houston festival and just loved them, she is indeed truly talented. I am sure that her book is very informative and would adore a copy!

Maggie Szafranski said...

I have been thinking of getting her book. I love landscapes, and I love the Impressionist artists.

Colleen Kole said...

This looks like a beautiful book to enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gayle from MI said...

I'm working on a quilt using a similar idea. Should have looked at this book first probably.

marjolijn said...

This book looks really great and I suppose her quilts are much more beautiful. I would be very happy with this book.
Love from Marjolijn
marjolijnvanwijk @gmail.com (don't forget to skip the space)
www.marjolijnquilts.web-log.nl

Marie said...

I would love to own this book! Thank you for your generousity.

Susan Turney said...

Photos of her quilts always catch my eye! Thanks for the chance to win her book!

Linda said...

I like landscapes and this would be fun to try. I've read about this author - love to win!!!

Gerrie said...

I have seen her quilts at Asilomar at Empty Spools, but she did not come because of 911. I would love to have her book.

Julia in NZ said...

This is definitely on my wish list. I have tried a couple of small works using this technique and I cut up oodles of bits of fabric confetti for 'one day'.

AnneP said...

I would love to have a copy of Noriko's book
Thanks for the opportunity

Debbie said...

Nice review of Noriko's book, Frieda. Thanks for counting me in.

Lynn said...

Beautiful quilt - would love to win the book.

Jerry R said...

Freida -- I am your biggest fan, pick me, pretty please. I will love that book.

June Baker said...

I've seen her work at the Quilt National in Athens, Ohio. I would love the chance to win her book.

Bev said...

This book looks like it should be in my library! I love working with bits and pieces to create landscapes and art quilts. Thanks for sharing so many great hints, technique's and ideas.

Marlene said...

Very talented! I'd love to win her book.

Kristi said...

I'm so happy it's in English! Some of the best books coming out are in Japanese.

Jodi said...

Wow, what a facinating technique. Would love to read more about it

Vicki said...

Noriko's quilts are so intricate. I am in awe of her work. By the way, I have been doing some tatting!

Chris Daly said...

I would be thrilled if they picked me.

Deb said...

Thank you for sharing this write up about the book and I'd love to win a copy! You are so generous and I love your book as well!

Elaine said...

I'm really enjoying you showing her work. I remember seeing her on Simply Quilts and wanting to try some of the confetti quilting. I'd love to win this book.

Jackie said...

Would be thrilled to win!

June said...

Great review. Would love to learn this technique or just look at her quilts and dream! Thanks for the opportunity.

Kathy said...

Oh I would love to be the lucky winner of that book. I have always wanted to make a quilt using her landscape technique, but for now I am only brave enough to look at the pictures and dream!!!
livetorun@aol.com

connie said...

I love her quilts. What a wonderful opportunity. Thanks for the chance to win. I have never seen one of these in person so it would be incredible to see them up close in a book.

natasha bacca said...

hey Fried,a thanks for this lovely opportunity. I am also an artist and have designed many beautiful masterpieces for nature scape. Moreover, I have always Niriko's masterpieces. I would really like to win this giveaway!!!

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