Colorful Quilts for Playful Kids, 14 colorful Projects with Dozens of Playful Designs to Mix & Match" is a stunning collection of appealing quilt craft projects that can be shared opportunities to pursue intergenerational bonding. Here are instructions and patterns plus extra helps for creating six uniquely bright quilts and also several other related projects, including a messenger bag, drawstring toy bag, and a pillow and a pillow sham. A section on Other Things You Need to Know includes equipment and supplies, instructions for preparing, arranging, and stitching appliqué, and embellishing and finishing. Color photographs of zany, bright quilt creations keep attention focused and interest high, while simple step by step instructions accompanied by a sidebar listing of materials needed presents the project details from start to finish. Some of the quilts shown are titled Zany Zoo, Paisley Princess, Construction Zone, and Alphabet Puzzle, to name a few. For a fun quilting experience to be shared between generations, "Colorful Quilts for Playful Kids" meets the demand for loads of fun-filled, contented hours spent together. --Midwest Book Review--Wisconsin Bookwatch; December, 2012
Colorful Quilts for Playful Kids provides a fine examination of quilt designs and themes with kids in mind, and offers some fourteen projects with dozens of 'mix and match' ideas. Many quilts are designed with the idea of getting kids involved in the process, while others have kid-friendly themes such as an alphabet puzzle quilt or a zoo quilt. Any either producing a quilt for a child or seeking to involve a child in the quilt-making process will find this a winner! --Midwest Book Review--Bookwatch; January, 2013
About the Author
Quilt artist Janet Pittman has been designing her own quilts since 1994 and quilt patterns since 1998. Her designs are stitched and then embellished to add natural texture and dimension for realistic appliqué. As an experienced artist, quilter, and instructor, she knows how to create patterns with appeal and devise clear instructions. Janet has had her designs in national magazines and finds inspiration from her extensive garden. She is the author of the best-selling book Applique The basics & beyond.