From rosy renditions of classic flowers to hip "hybrids" of nature's showiest bloom, you can grow your own quilted rose garden with easy piecing, gorgeous appliqué, and unique embellishments.
- Choose from eight quilt projects, including a sampler quilt, a baby quilt, and a clever coverlet that's surprisingly easy to make
- Make five coordinating pillow designs, such as a sumptuous velveteen rose, torn chiffon "petals," and a ribbon-striped bolster
- Find tips throughout to simplify construction--plus a little romantic rose-related lore
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from Kay Mackenzie, allaboutapplique.net
This lovely rose-themed quilting book offers a beautiful blooming set of twelve projects including bed quilts, wall quilts, pillows, and shams, using appliqué, piecing, knitting, and even velveteen! So many ways to bring a bouquet into your creative life.
I was particularly intrigued to read about how Jennifer embellished a purchased cotton matelassé coverlet with beautiful sprays of red roses. The method she used is prepared-edge faced appliqué, which she steps you through in detail, and which gives a bit of dimension to the appliqué pieces. Besides faced appliqué, there's information on split leaves and inset leaves, folded bias strips, and folded-petal roses.
In addition to being an award-winning quiltmaker, Jennifer Rounds has published several books and also written the "Feature Teacher" column for The Quilter magazine.
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Catherine Comyns is a teacher and designer who has published many books.
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