In Playful Patchwork, author Suzuko Koseki takes readers through a variety of different uses for fun, creative patchwork. The book shows step-by-step instruction and photos for piecework, applique, and quilting to inspire a diverse range of projects. Koseki provides hundreds of interesting combinations of colors, shapes, and patterns and how to use them to make beautiful purses and bags, quilts and pillows, hats and book covers, and much more. With Playful Patchwork the possibilities are endless.
Born in Tokyo, Suzuko Koseki graduated from Bunka Fashion College. In 1978, she began studying patchwork with master quilter Chuck Nohara. In 1985, she was one of fifty exhibitors at Quilt Japan. In 1990, she won a special award in the International Quilting Exhibit at the International Gardening and Greenery Exhibition in Osaka and her work has appeared in many other exhibitions. She is also the author of the following title now available in English: Patchwork Style: 35 Simple Projects for a Cozy and Colorful Life (Trumpeter, 2009).