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Some Quilt Books for Gardeners
Martingale/That Patchwork Place has released some must-have quilt books. These feature memorable quilts that gardeners and nature lovers will treasure for years to come.
Fast, Flirty, and Fun-Easy Quilts From Fabulous Fabrics
By Sarah M. Bisel, this delightful title has nearly a dozen dazzling pieced and appliquéd quilt projects, most of which feature either floral and garden
motifs or floral prints.
This book is an excellent choice for beginners as it covers everything you need to know about the basics of cutting, sewing, and quilting. Readers can also learn how to choose fabrics.
This has all sorts of wonderful quilts that can be used throughout the house. There are wall hangings as well as throws, table quilts, and bed quilts. This has a beautiful table topper/wall hanging made with lovely floral prints. There are numerous adorable garden quilts that combine floral prints with appliquéd flowers. Another whimsical garden quilt depicts a bird perched in a tree.
For each project this has a fabric list and cutting chart. There are also color layouts. The author provides foolproof, color illustrated, step by step instructions. This title has full size appliqué templates and complete details on doing the appliqué. This also explains how to finish the quilt.
Take 5-Quilts From Just 5 Fabrics
By Kathy Brown, this title really takes the guesswork out of choosing quilt fabrics. It features 15 quick and easy projects that are suitable for novices. Most of these pieced quilts are made with rectangles, squares, and easy triangles.
Over half of these projects are made with lovely floral prints, so these quilts will have special appeal for gardeners. The featured blocks include favorites like the Irish Chain and the Log Cabin. Among the projects are table runners, table toppers, lap quilts, and bed quilts.
There are several designs in fall colors, including a beautiful fall foliage quilt and one in shades of gold, burgundy red, and green. There is also a gorgeous design for Christmas. There are so many great designs that I find it hard to choose a favorite. For spring, there’s an eye catching blue and green design made from floral prints.
For each quilt, this has fool-proof easy to follow, color illustrated, step by step directions. There is a fabric chart, a cutting chart, and color layout for each project. The introduction explains the author’s easy approach to choosing fabrics. This also covers all of the quilting basics as well.
Flowers All Around-Garden-Inspired Quilts
By Cindy Lammon, this features irresistible pieced and appliquéd flower quilts. There are six projects in all. In addition, this book covers all of the quilting basics.
The projects include a number of items, including table toppers, throws, wall quilts, and bed quilts. There is a lovely flower quilt for the holidays.
One of the larger quilts has a lovely pieced medallion in the center. Gardeners are sure to love the appliquéd honeybee quilt with nine-patch blocks. There is a beautiful pink and green design with tulips for spring. This also features a nine block flower quilt project with appliquéd flowers of different sorts, including hellebores, cyclamens, and hyacinths. These flower blocks are versatile enough for wall art, pillows, and other projects.
This has templates for the appliqués. For each quilt, this has a list of fabrics, cutting chart, and easy to follow, color illustrated, step by step directions and color layouts.
For disclosure purposes, I received review copies of these books from the
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