Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hand-Appliqued Quilts : Whimsical Designs and Simple Techniques by Tonye Belinda Phillips

Published 2008

Quilter and teacher Tonye Belinda-Phillips has a passion for folk art appliqué—and it inspired her to develop a simple, no-fuss method for making stunning hand-appliquéd quilts. In this beautiful volume, Tonye lays out her fresh, easy approach, revealing all the special techniques she’s discovered on her quilting journey: ideas for choosing fabrics, working with color, and creating the appliqué shapes, as well as placing, basting, and stitching it up. Twenty bright and cheerful projects include a basic basket-shaped pattern that’s great for beginners; an updated floral pattern with playful spirals; and a garden-themed design with watering cans. They’re all photographed using natural light in scenic rustic settings—making this book an object of art in its own right.

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