Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks, authors of the best-selling 'Tis the Season, won many fans with their chunky, funky applique projects. Now you'll be thrilled to find quilts and other comforts in the same cozy style for decorating all year long!
- Appealing designs with floral themes are a little bit country with a dash of contemporary flair
- Fifteen simple projects include wall hangings, framed appliques, lap quilts, assorted pillows, a table topper, and a bed quilt
- Easy fusible applique makes for quick work on both cotton and wool projects
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Best-selling authors Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks bring you fifteen new projects featuring their trademark bold applique and cosy quilt designs. A combination of wall hangings, framed appliques, lap quilts, pillows, a table topper and a bed quilt, the projects are easy to make but are striking to the eye. With vibrant floral motifs and smart geometric themes, these projects will brighten up any home. Large and Wicks aim their projects from beginner to advanced beginner but the designs hold appeal for any level of quilter.
Review from Australian Homespun magazine
The first book that Jeanne and Shelley authored, 'Tis the Season, was a Homespun Favourite when it was published about 15 months ago. It was a collection of fabulous patchwork and applique projects created especially for Christmas. Well, it seems that we weren't the only ones who loved their designs and their style, because they're back--this time with an assortment of 15 projects with floral themes that are "a little bit country with a dash of contemporary flair". The projects range from small wallhangings and cushions through to bed quilts, and many feature what they call their "chunky, funky applique". The applique designs are simple because the shapes are fairly large with smooth, gentle curves. They're a terrific opportunity for a novice appliquer or for those occasions when you don't want to fuss with intricate tendrils or sharp points.
Review from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine
Authors Jeanne and Shelley prefer warm, cozy quilts for snuggling, and that's what you'll find in this book. Eight quilts and assorted other projects including wallhangings, framed applique blocks, pillows and a table topper will have you running for your sewing room!
Review from Canadian Quilter Magazine, Winter 2013
It was another of Jeanne and Shelley's books that I reviewed last issue that made me realize I really should devote one of my columns to Canadian authors. Shelley and Jeanne own The Quilt Patch in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It was when I was in one of my local quilt shops that Jan, the owner, suggested I should review this book. The book looked familiar and, low and behold, when I got home, who knew, I already had it. There seems to be a trend afloat for quilts that have a more modern look. The cover looks like a more modern design but don't judge a book by its cover, I found the quilts inside still have a country flavour just with a more updated look. If you like the country look but want something a little more modernized this might just be the book to take you to new places, without giving up your love of the country look.
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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