Nancy Mahoney is one of the quilt industry's very prolific designers. You may associate her name with 1930's fabrics and quilts, because much of her work is focused there. Her most recent fabric line is Nellie's Garden for P&B Textiles. Nancy has a new book out with That Patchwork Place called Fast, Fusible Flower Quilts
. I really like this book and here's why:
* Simple shapes to applique--easy enough for a beginner
* Clear instructions on the special techniques needed for these quilts
* Piecing and applique are combined in interesting ways
* 11 patterns for $24.99 means a great value: just $2.27 each
* Designs are easy to visualize in different fabrics
My favorite quilts in Fast, Fusible Flower Quilts
are Night Blooms (batiks in amazing blues and oranges) and Amaryllis (see the front cover) but there are half a dozen that could easily go on my "must make" list. I'm so excited about Amaryllis that I made a sample block in the fabrics I m considering.
I believe one indicator of a great pattern is when a quilter can see the design and easily visualize it in fabrics different from those shown. In fact, I can think of so many possibilities for Amaryllis, I might need to make this quilt several times. --Diane Harris, Quiltmaker Magazine
About the Author
Author, teacher, fabric designer, and award-winning quiltmaker Nancy Mahoney, of Palm Coast, Florida, has enjoyed making quilts for more than 25 years. Her beautiful quilts have been featured more than 100 times in national and international quilt magazines. Nancy has designed several fabric lines for P&B Textiles, along with dozens of patterns.