Petal by Petal
Create lifelike 3-D flowers using award-winning quilter Joan Shay&'&'s new ingenious technique, Appli-bond. Now construct flowers, with their many intricate petals, that you thought too difficult to make before. Appli-bond is the fusing of two layers of fabric, eliminating the require to finish the edges. A extremely lifelike and sophisticated flower is the result. Included among these are the hydrangea, geranium, African violet, and lilac. Also, learn how to construct whole flower units using Joan&'&'s Fleece Foundation Piecing method. With Fleece Foundation Piecing, the flower unit is created before it is appliqued to the backilogramround fabric. Place flowers as illustrated or design your own arrangement with ease. Instructions are included, using this technique, for constructing the poppy, iris, amaryllis, and more. AUTHORBIO: Joan, who was taught to sew on a Singer treadle machine by her grandmother, has been a quilter for many years. She has her own pattern company, Petal Play, which she operates from her home in Massachusetts. In addition, she has taught and lectured extensively throughout the country. She has appeared on television on the PBS show Quilting from the Heartland with Sharlene Jorgenson, and on the HGTV program merely Quilts with Alex Anderson. REVIEW: I am not sure why 3-D applique constructed with fusibles is traditional. possibly the reference is to the backilogramround blocks in the 11 quilts. These serve to set off the 11 flowers which could easily be combined in various ways or on other backilogramrounds. The flowers are lovely and utilize detailed petals, beaded stamens and other lifelike touches. They include dandelion, magnolia, water lily, coneflower and Christmas cactus. The instructions appear complete and well illustrated.
Price 23.95 CAD