|Amazon book reviews for Appliqué Quilt Revival
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!
Excerpted from an email from a fellow quilter:
I just got your book Appliqué Quilt Revival and it is fantastic! I want to make them all. Thanks
for being such an inspiration to us quilters!
|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 them.
Love 30's fabrics and the quilt patterns in this will be great for my stash. I can't wait to get
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|Amazon book review for Kaleidoscope Paper Piecing
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!
I love paper piecing and this book had wonderful ideas. Nancy Mahoney is a very good
teacher and her patterns are accurate.
"First, I want to congratulate Nancy for her 13th book with Martingale. Thank
you for making our world of quilting so wonderful!
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 book. "