Just like fresh-baked muffins and a calming cup of tea, these quilts are filled with homemade goodness. Bursting with blooms, each cheerful design spotlights this popular author's beautiful floral appliqué.
- Thirteen wall-hanging to lap-sized projects combine easy patchwork with hand or fusible appliqué
- Pretty pastels are accented with embellishments such as embroidery, beads, and buttons
- BONUS--Includes 13 scrumptious muffin recipes plus tips for making the perfect cup of tea
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From Kay MacKenzie, allaboutapplique.net
This book is right up my alley. I drink tea every afternoon of my life! From my Scottish grandmother I grew up drinking it strong and sweet, with milk in it. I was so delighted to discover that Cynthia devotes an entire page to the proper way to make tea, including starting with cold, aerated water and pouring the boiling water over the tea instead of dunking a bag into a cup of hot water. Cynthia, you and I are "like this!"
And, how was I to know when I pulled the book that the author includes a bunch of muffin recipes, when I am just embarking on a personal muffin-top odyssey? Tea and muffins aside, I have admired the author's work ever since her book Garden Party came out. I just love the calm, womanly, lovely look of her quilt designs.
And, Cynthia is an applique advocate! Here's a quote: "Have you ever been really excited about something you've tried? So excited you're tingle happy? You love it, you want to keep doing it, and you want that feeling to stay with you. You're so excited you want to tell the whole world about it. You want to stand on the tallest building and yell, 'People, you have to try this! You will love it!' That's how I feel about applique."
That's what I'm talkin' about!
Tea in the Garden is quite a comprehensive book. Besides over a dozen quilt projects, each with its own muffin recipe and extensive instructions, the book includes information on quiltmaking from soup to nuts. Easy button and beading embellishment, embroidery stitches, tools and techniques, and bias vines are covered, as well as four kinds of applique: fusible, freezer paper on top, freezer paper on the back, and traditional needleturn. There's information on finishing and labeling too! --Kay MacKenzie, allaboutapplique.net
Author and teacher Cynthia Tomaszewski is owner of Simple Pleasures, a quilt-pattern company. Her designs have been featured in American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilting Today, and Canadian Living.Visit Cynthia's website
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