|5 star Amazon book reviews for Appliqué Quilt
This is a fantastic find! A wonderful resource for
appliqué patterns with many helpful tips along
the way. As an intermediate quilter and beginner
at appliqué, I'm finding projects galore here. It's
presented in a clear, concise format with
beautiful illustrations. The peony garden and
tulip blocks are my absolute favorites followed
closely by the fandango basket arrangement.
This would be a great gift for any quilter...so
treat yourself or someone you know to some
I really love this book by Nancy Mahoney and
am going to be using a lot of her appliqués from
it. Her books are great!
|Amazon book reviews for Quilt Revival
This book was first bought to my attention by a fellow
quilter. It begins with a short history of quilting in the
30s followed by shorter section on color and prints.
There are the usual sections on cutting and assembly
aimed at the beginning quilter. I must admit this is the
first time I have seen a section on joining batting so
there would be no waste. There are 11 quilts in this
book. Each has a history of its block, whether it was
new in the 1930s or an old block revived in the 30s.
The author cites where her pattern was obtained
from. Each quilt has its own picture of the finished
quilt, some in more than one color scheme. Each quilt
has its own directions which I found to be very clear. I
hope the author comes out with a follow up book with
more of the designs from the 1930s. As she stated
some of the newspapers published one a week for 10
years. That's 520 1930s designs. These are only 11 of
Love 30's fabrics and the quilt patterns in this will be
great for my stash. I can't wait to get started!
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|Amazon book reviews for Kaleidoscope Paper
Nancy always makes her books fun to read with
interesting anecdotes and fun, easy, patterns.
This book is no exception. Once again she
demonstrates how to use a simple technique to
get dramatic results. The instructions are so
good, anyone can make these quilts and get a
great result. Kaleidoscopes can be intimidating,
but Nancy has unlocked the puzzle with these
patterns. Try it! You'll like it!
I am so in love with Kaleidoscope Paper Piecing
by Nancy Mahoney! The instruction are well
written with beautiful photos! I advise anyone to
purchase the book & give paper piecing a try.
You will certainly love the outcome!
|"First, I want to congratulate Nancy for
her 13th book with Martingale. Thank
you for making our world of quilting so
This new book, Simple Circles and
Quick Curves has spectacular designs
with easy to follow instructions. Her
techniques for creating quilts with
curves and circles are perfect for
quilters of all levels.
Don't be afraid of making quilts
with curves using this excellent new
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