Warm and welcoming, each quilt in this book invites quilters to let go of the "rules" and find joy in the journey. The 12 projects feature traditional blocks such as Log Cabin, Bear's Paw, and Churn Dash, with a twist that makes them fresh and new. Choose from quilts and wall hangings, many featuring folksy applique for added flair. Quilters of all levels will enjoy the relaxed nature of these scrappy projects--imperfections only add to their personality and charm!
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Review from connectingthreads.com
This book is full of quilts with country charm. Many of the quilts are scrappy—a look I’m drawn to over and over—but Cheryl goes a step further by adding cotton or wool appliqué to really create an eye-catching design. I was especially drawn to the quilt called Days and Nights of Wine and Roses with its scrappy mediums and dark fabrics assembled in a Barn Raising pattern while the scrappy lights leave plenty of room to show off the fun appliqué. You will find old favorites, like Churn Dash, Bear Paw, and Basket blocks, put together in interesting ways. Add in appliqué of flowers, hearts and stars and there is something for everyone who wants to add a touch of country to their quilts.
Review from Kay Mackenzie, allaboutapplique.net
Country Comforts by Cheryl Wall is full of that comfy old-fashioned primitive style that I appreciate so well. The author’s introduction is an inspiration unto itself. “I’m drawn to the primitive style of quilting and crafting because of the freedom it allows me to make projects that are less than perfect but still beautiful,” says Cheryl. “I believe that the creative process should be fun and soul satisfying.” Right on sister! Worrying about stuff only robs us of the enjoyment of quiltmaking.
The books starts out with the basics of quiltmaking, including supplies you’ll need and some info on the types of fabrics that work well for this style, also rotary cutting, chain piecing, pressing, freezer-paper-on-top hand appliqué, wool appliqué, and hand-embroidery stitches. Finishing your quilt is covered too.
Most of the warm and inviting projects in the book are a combination of patchwork and appliqué, a combo platter that just always works. You’ll find quilts for laps, beds, tables, walls, or just plain draping over something. All of them will lend your home that air of casual comfort and relaxation.
Review from Barbara Rhoades, Amazon.com Top 500 Reviewer
A dozen quilt projects are done in earth tones . . . since the title says “country,” the colors given are perfect. A nine-page section covers the basics such as binding, embroidery stitches, and applique techniques. The patterns each start off with a blurb and some hints set off in a colored box. Materials and cutting lists are clearly written and a colored photo of the finished item is included.
Lots of great graphics are found along with the written instructions. A photo of the quilt with the finished block and quilt sizes are given. Templates needed are included at full size. No specific quilting design information is given.
Stars, circles, Four Patch, half-square triangles, Flying Geese, and a block with three strips are the types of piecing required to create these beautiful projects. The size of the projects range from 40" to 63", so there is a size to fit your need.
Cheryl Wall has been designing quilts and publishing patterns since 2003, under the name "Country Quilts." She loves every part of the process, from the moment the spark of an idea is born, to drawing the design, choosing fabrics, and watching the quilt take shape. She especially loves watching a quilt take on a life of its own during the process, turning out quite differently from what she originally envisioned. Cheryl's favorite style of quilting is primitive, in which small imperfections add to the quilt's charm and reveal that it was made with human hands.
Cheryl has self-published more than 100 patterns, and several of her designs have been published in national and international magazines. Her first book, Country Quilts, quickly became a best seller.
When she isn't designing and making quilts, Cheryl loves to create and seek out primitive treasures for her home. Traveling, antiquing, and spending time with family and friends are her other favorite pastimes. Cheryl and her husband, Ben, live in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, in a house overflowing with quilts and crafts. Their two grown children, Charissa and Geoffrey, also live nearby. Cheryl is very thankful for her family and friends and that she is able to spend her days doing what she loves.Visit Cheryl's website
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