Best-selling author Nancy Mahoney presents a great collection of floral quilts featuring fusible applique. Quilters will be thrilled to find 11 beautiful, easy-to-make projects.
- Create absolutely gorgeous flower motifs ranging from recognizable botanicals such as dogwoods, daisies, and amaryllis to more whimsical blooms
- Freshen your decor with lovely wall hangings and lap quilts--plus two twin-size quilts
- Find full-sized patterns for easy tracing onto fusible web
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This book presents a collection of very pretty and simple flower quilts. Most, but not all, of the eleven projects combine both simple piecing and fusible web applique, but instructions are also included for freezer paper applique. The flower blocks use fairly simple shapes, but most of the projects feature recognisable yet stylized flowers, including dogwood roses, peonies and daisies. All the projects are within the grasp of a beginner quilter and range from wall hangings to single bed quilts, although you could easily add or remove blocks to change the size of your finished item. Some of the projects have been made up in thirties style fabrics, but all the designs are adaptable to your own taste. The quilting suggestions included in every project are lovely and there are also useful close-up photographs of the quilting designs. The applique patterns are all full size so you don't need to worry about enlarging any of them. All in all, the quilts in this book are adaptable and easy to make projects.
Review from BellaOnline.com
This wonderful must-have title features 11 quick and easy, no-fail garden quilts that will gladden the hearts of gardeners. This title is especially suitable for beginners. There are designs here to suit every taste and decor. The projects include several twin bed quilts along with assorted, exquisite wall hangings and lap quilts.
Among the flowers are some classics like the much loved amaryllis along with the all-time favorite—the daisy, dogwoods, and peonies. Some quilts depict beautiful baskets of flowers. Gardeners can choose from assorted design options from stylized daisies to funky peonies and realistic, true to life blossoms.
These projects combine easy pieced borders and the like with the gorgeous garden appliqués. All of the projects are so appealing that I find it hard to choose a favorite.
For each project this has a complete list of all the materials and supplies you’ll need, cutting instructions, color layouts, easy to follow, fool-proof, step by step directions from start to finish from doing the quilt blocks to completing the quilt. There are also ready to use templates for the appliqués. This also covers all of the basic appliqué, sewing, and quilting techniques.
Review from Morna McEver Golletz, International Association of Professional Quilters
Well-known author, teacher, fabric designer and award-winning quilter Nancy Mahoney has released her 11th book with Martingale. Inspired by memories of her own gardening and the vast selection of floral fabrics on the market, Nancy has created 11 easy-to-make, full-size block quilts, which can easily be adapted to a size of your choosing. To simplify the applique, all but one quilt features fused floral segments, with fusible and quiltmaking instructions. The last includes folded flowers with patchwork blocks. I liked that the samples were both in bolds and 30s fabrics, offering a wider appeal. I particularly liked the bolder quilts, including Orange Marmalade, which includes a secondary pattern, as well as the clear-toned Precious Peonies, a favorite flower.
Review from Diane Harris, Quiltmaker Magazine
Nancy Mahoney is one of the quilt industry’s very prolific designers. You may associate her name with 1930's fabrics and quilts, because much of her work is focused there. Her most recent fabric line is Nellie’s Garden for P&B Textiles. Nancy has a new book out with That Patchwork Place called Fast, Fusible Flower Quilts. I really like this book and here’s why:
- Simple shapes to applique--easy enough for a beginner
- Clear instructions on the special techniques needed for these quilts
- Piecing and applique are combined in interesting ways
- 11 patterns for $24.99 means a great value: just $2.27 each
- Designs are easy to visualize in different fabrics
I believe one indicator of a great pattern is when a quilter can see the design and easily visualize it in fabrics different from those shown. In fact, I can think of so many possibilities for Amaryllis, I might need to make this quilt several times.
As an author and teacher, Nancy has enjoyed making quilts for more than 40 years. An impressive range of her beautiful quilts has been featured in over 250 national and international quilt magazines. Nancy's best-selling books include Learn to Paper Piece (2016), Simple Circles and Quick Curves (2013), Treasures from the '30s (2010), and Applique Quilt Revival (2008). When she's not designing and making quilts, Nancy enjoys traveling around the country, sharing her quilts, teaching her piecing and machine-applique techniques, and visiting gardens.
Nancy makes her home in central Georgia with her life partner of over 45 years, Tom, and their umbrella cockatoo, Prince. Visit Nancy on her website at NancyMahoney.com and on Facebook at Nancy Mahoney Designs. Follow her on Instagram: @nancymahoneydesigns.
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