Kim brings you a delightful new collection of scrappy patterns in a mixture of patchwork and appliqué along with her "Pin Point" tips to help ensure success. Gorgeous photos offer a host of inspiring decorating ideas. --Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine
Kim Diehl adds to her best-selling Simple series of books with another glorious collection of scrappy and appliqué quilt patterns in this title. She combines applique and patchwork to create the folk art feel that has become her trademark style. Scrap quilt books are always useful for projects to make clever use of the smaller pieces in your stash, but one of the key points that differentiates this book from other titles in the same vein is that Diehl creates added value throughout with her useful pinpoint tips. Her work is highly and intricately quilted, which adds a lot of texture and dimension to the finished projects, so for lovers of the unfussy this may be initially off-putting. But stick with her as Diehl's techniques and designs are synonymous with quality American quilting. Her use of autumnal spicy palettes might not work for everyone but they are seasonally apt. In fact, the trick is to see beyond the fabrics used and to imagine how effective the designs would look when replaced with some of your own favourite prints. --Popular Patchwork magazine
There are some lovely scrappy quilt ideas presented here with a mixture of patchwork and appliqué. Inspiring photographs are sure to give you decorating ideas and Kim's signature 'Pin Point' tips help ensure a successful finished article. The projects are warm and 1ich in color and manage to combine in the scrappy quilt patterns, some modem fabrics, along with the more traditional. I am not so sure about the bonus stuffed patchwork cat, but each to their own! What a dull world it would be if we all had the same focus on quilting and the same ideas on design.
--Fabrications Quilting For You, December 2012/January 2013
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Kim Diehl presents the latest in her wildly popular Simple series of books. Discover 12 scrappy quilt patterns featuring Kim's trademark mixture of patchwork and appliqué.