Susan Taylor Propst, best-selling author of Beautiful Blooms and Another Season of Beautiful Blooms, presents a gorgeous new collection of nature-inspired applique designs. Discover a stunning array of practical items for gifts and home decor.
- Choose from nine beautiful small projects--all celebrating nature--with applique designs ranging from daffodils and tulips to hostas and ivy
- Find step-by-step instructions showing how to make place mats, tote bags, carrying cases, a neck-roll pillow, an elegant swan wall hanging, and more
- Use hand or fusible applique; or, make the projects using theme prints or preprinted panels instead
Nature's Beauty in Applique lives up to its subtitle of "pretty and practical projects." This is Susan Taylor Propst's third book and, like her first two, she was inspired by the beautiful flowers and scenic countryside while living in England. Each project in this book is a spin-off of a beautiful large wall hanging created from a photo taken at Loch Ness in Scotland.
The projects range from small useful items to a layout diagram for the larger project. All nine quilt projects work equally well for both hand and/or fusible applique, and instructions are included for both methods. Full-size patterns are provided, as are creative ideas for using these patterns in your own quilt designs. The projects don't take a long time to complete, and they make wonderful gifts. Additionally, they can be simplified and made even more quickly when constructed from printed fabric without the applique. Susan has also included fabric suggestions for the different motifs, as well as quilting ideas to enhance the overall beauty of each nature-inspired quilt design.