Jane Townswick presents a fresh collection of stunning designs! Learn from a renowned expert and achieve the gorgeous results you want.
- Find how-to photos and full-sized patterns for 12 new applique blocks
- Discover "scraplique," Jane's innovative method for creating applique shapes
- Be inspired by a gallery of quilt artistry
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From Connie Krochmal, bellaonline.com
Among the flowers in this book are unusual ones like the lady’s slippers, orchids, camellias, and crown imperial, along with all-time favorites like pansies and sweet peas. Along with seasonal blossoms are classics you can display throughout the year.
For each flower design this has a list of fabrics and supplies, and easy to follow, color illustrated, step by step directions with full size templates. The author’s innovative appliqué method, scraplique, is described in detail. This also has a gallery of quilts made with the different flower blocks. This book is a good choice for beginners as it carefully explains how to choose suitable fabrics. This is a sequel to Townswick’s very successful title called Artful Applique: the Easy Way, which was also released by Martingale & Company.
I can tell from the cover that these floral designs are even more free-form, natural, and detailed than in Jane's first book, Artful Applique. Never fear, Jane takes you step-by-step through her way of mastering this realism. She does advise beginners to consult one of her previous books or another reference book for the basics of appliqué.
In this book Jane introduces Scrapliqué, a technique for creating mosaic-like fabric compositions for your motifs without having to stitch tiny pieces together. There’s also information on unit appliqué, where you can stitch an entire flower before stitching it to the background. Jane explains several advantages to this strategy.
The book has sections on color blending, free-form stems and branches, and a unique way of stitching sharp points. There’s a gorgeous gallery of quilts and 12 floral blocks with step-by-step instructions and photos. You’ll find anemone, camellia, iris, lady’s slipper, pansies, sweet peas, and more! All so detailed you wouldn’t believe it.
From Barnes & Noble: Staff Recommendations
Are you a quilter? I am trying to learn and when I came across Artful Applique II I was enthralled. The use of applique with beadwork inspires me to learn more of this beautiful art form. The templates given to us by author Jane Townswick are doable and even for a beginner like me, look like something I could do. Stitching is my main hobby, but this book makes me want to expand my horizons and learn to quilt and applique. The illustrations are gorgeous and the instructions clear. It is a keeper and now I need to go back and find the first book! This is quilt show quality and I can't wait to see if there will be a follow up to this one.