Pub: C & T Publishing
Happy, bold, and whimsical! Sew house-themed quilts to welcome you home. Best-selling author Erica Kaprow shares three new medallion quilts with playful pieced backgrounds and perky applique. Using a mix of cotton and wool fabrics, you’ll hand stitch houses, flowers, vines, and more. Basic applique instructions and full-size patterns are included. With each border, you’ll fall more in love with the these textural quilts infused with colour!
Mixing cotton and wool to make something beautiful gives these projects a stunning and unique effect.
Three projects, all of which have a house theme are created using applique, patchwork, with flowers, vines and circles. The quirky houses are divine and the colours used in each design give a charming and whimsical look, that will brighten any room.
There is a full sized template sheet, and I love how the designer has suggested searching second hand shops for wool skirts to use. Along with all the handy hints and tips, the instructions are simple to understand and are written in easy step by step order.
The sizes vary, but can be made into quilts, cushions and wall hangings. Filled with inspiration you can easily adapt the blocks for other home decor pieces and delightful gifts.
This is an amazing book, and would make an excellent gift. I particularly loved the House in the Middle project which even includes a cat sleeping on the roof. These small touches make them distinctive and individual.
About the Author
Erica Kaprow has always enjoyed sewing, making some of her own clothes as a young girl. Erica dyes her own wool to use in quilts, and the combination of the textures of wool and cotton give the quilts added dimension. She lives in Pennsylvania, United States.
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