Talented designers Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks present a charming collection of quilts and coordinating projects. Enjoy warming your home with the seasonal beauty of autumn.
- Choose from 12 distinctive projects, plus a bonus online "Harvest Trio" pattern set that includes an apron, a tea towel, and a set of coasters
- Play with a mix of styles, such as scrappy pieced quilts and quilts featuring the authors' popular chunky applique
- Learn techniques for piecing, fusible applique , and wool applique
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In this follow-up to their best-selling holiday book, Tis the Season, Canadian quilt shop owners Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks present 12 colorful quilts and coordinates for autumn. The authors' distinctive style is a blend of traditional piecing and chunky applique that results in homey quilts with a folk art touch. Both women display quilts throughout their own homes, so they've also included a section with photos, tips, and suggestions for decorating with quilts.
Those who have never appliqued, but would like to learn, will appreciate the tutorial in different applique methods, as well some of the small pillow and wall hanging projects.
From Popular Patchwork - Oct 2013
Nothing says autumn like this new title from Large and Wicks. Using a delicious combination of patchwork and applique in the country-style tradition, these quilts bring the season alive in flashes of yellow, orange, red, brown and green. The quilt designs are intended to set your creativity flowing and to prove that there really is a quilted project suited to every room which will bring the colours of the season indoors. Quilts aren't just for keeping warm--they are also a wonderful decorating tool. The sizeable introduction includes fabric preparation, quilting techniques, applique techniques and finishing basics.
Irresistible projects include Reunion, Pepper Creek and Sweet Potato Pie. As well as the cosy projects, there are even a few family-favourite recipes to snuggle up with including chocolate chip cookies, poppycock, pumpkin pie and apple crisp.
Shelley has been quilting for well over 20 years, having started when "quilting wasn't cool!" Both her grandmothers quilted in different styles and each passed on her knowledge and love of quilting. Shelley lives in beautiful Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. When she's not busy designing, quilting, working at The Quilt Patch, or walking a trade show, she enjoys shopping, home decorating, reading, and if there's still time left over, working in her yard.Visit Shelley's website
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Jeanne learned to sew as a young girl from her mom and her Auntie Alice. She grew up sewing garments for herself, and then moved on to sewing for her five children, often creating something original and unique. Quilting was a natural progression from garment sewing and continues to fill a need to create. Time to spend on other hobbies, such as basket weaving and woodworking, is becoming rarer as the number of grandchildren grows and work commitments increase. However, there is always time to sew.Visit Jeanne's website
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