The designers behind the fun projects that quilters fell in love with in Down in the Valley are back again with patterns that bring the great outdoors to life! All-new animal blocks are combined with quick-pieced background scenes of mountains and trees. These clever quilts give the feel of a cozy, country cabin--and add a touch of nature's whimsy.
- Eight step-by-step projects include a double-size bed quilt, plus small wall hangings and pillows
- Charming appliqued animal blocks include a big-horn sheep, salmon, bear, and moose
- Basic patchwork, easy applique, and fast paper-piecing techniques help quilters of all skill levels create projects in a snap
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When Cori and Myra say the “north country,” they mean it. Friends of 22 years, these two women live with their families in Winkler, Manitoba, in a rugged rural environment that is reflected in these eight quilted projects. Using both appliqué and piecing techniques, including paper piecing, the authors provide a charming collection of quilts, wall hangings, and pillows on outdoorsy themes, populated by moose, bears, beavers, ducks, fish, and their forested, mountainous surroundings. Like all good quilting books, it contains basic instructions on the techniques involved, as well as finishing instructions. One useful page contains tips for adding your own details to the simple basic designs to give them a personal touch. They also provide information on adding sleeves or tabs for hanging, and on signing your quilt. A section in the back provides the appliqué patterns and some paper-piecing templates. While the themes are natural, the style is folksy and whimsical, including a portrait of Overall Sam fishing from his canoe.
Cori Derksen and Myra Harder are the authors of several popular Martingale & Company books. Their designs have also appeared in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. Together they sell their patterns through their company, Blue Meadow Designs.Visit Cori's website
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Myra Harder has been working in the quilting and textile industry for over two decades and has found herself on the same path as her forefathers: her family ties can be traced back nine generations to fabric merchants in Prussia in the mid 1600s. She hopes to continue producing new ideas to inspire the next generation.
Myra loves designing both quilts and fabric, and her quilt patterns have been featured often in books and magazines.
She lives in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada, with her husband, Mark, and their two children, Samson and Robyn.
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