Designer Edyta Sitar from Laundry Basket Quilts has included 12 stunning nature-inspired quilt blocks in her latest book. The vibrant raw-edge appliqué blocks (one for every month of the year, much like a block-of-the-month program) were designed with colors and themes of the seasons and are featured in a variety of settings, from a table runner to a twelve-block calendar quilt. An ideal book for every level of sewer, Seasonal Silhouettes provides helpful information on selecting the perfect color palette, suggestions on Edyta s favorite appliqué and sewing techniques, and lists of the supplies she finds most useful. Full-size patterns and placement diagrams are included in the extensive pattern section, and the beautifully detailed photos of each block allow you to see the background quilting. Stitch one, three, or all twelve blocks to keep your favorite seasons in view throughout the year! --Quilt Trends; Fall, 2013
Seasonal Silhouettes is Edyta Sitar's newest book. Inside you will find 12 raw-edge appliqué blocks inspired by nature, along with 5 project settings. The instructions in this book are very well written and complete. The technique used, raw-edge appliqué, requires that you fuse the block pieces to the background then machine stitch around each piece. Instructions and photos walk you through each step in the process. Edyta shares her thoughts on supplies and her techniques for selecting fabrics. The design of the blocks are just beautiful and well drawn. Each of the 12 blocks comes with a full size placement diagram with each piece identified by a number for easy placement on your block. Background quilting and binding is also covered. Make a project for each season or a quilt using all 12 blocks. --The Applique Society Newsletter; July/August, 2013
Seasonal Silhouettes: 12 Inspirational Quilt Blocks Featuring Raw-Edge Appliqué" is a beautiful bouquet of 12 stunning quilt blocks with raw edge appliqué, designed to reflect the beauty, color and drama of the changing seasons. Each block can be made as a separate project (there are five setting ideas), or they can be combined into a 12-block full size quilt. Beautiful color photographs of finished blocks, projects and quilts enhance this lovely book. The craft of silhouette appliqué designing is perfectly illustrated in these artistic block patterns. Along with step by step instructions for raw-edge appliqué technique, full size templates for each block are included, no enlarging needed. Background quilting and binding techniques are also explained, and complete supply lists and fabric requirements for each block are stated clearly. The color photos of the completed blocks are stunning. As a measure of the author's artistry, for example, the pattern for June includes the following: "Pink painted daisies, mouth-watering watermelon and unexpected guests are the perfect trio for a summertime picnic." When the reader looks closely a tiny black ant, created with fabric marker, crawls along the luscious slice of watermelon. Thus nature is the inspiration for each seasonal silhouette's pattern and design and color palette. These shimmering quilted blocks are subtly magnificent, inspiring quilters everywhere to new heights of creativity. --The Midwest Book Review; June, 2013
About the Author
Edyta Sitar is an internationally renowned fabric and pattern designer.