If you love paper piecing and appliqué, then grab a copy of this book. There are eight quilts of which only two are straight piecing, five are appliqué and one is paper piecing. This gives you a large variety of techniques in your quilt making.
The instructions contain a color photo of the finished quilt with it size and the finished block size as well. A sentence or two describes the quilt before the materials and cutting lists are given. Block assembly has graphics so you can be sure what you are reading is what you are sewing. Top assembly and finishing suggestions wind up the instructions. The templates needed are provided but some must be enlarged before you can create your quilt.
A nine page basics section provides such information as how to do appliqué and also gives several embroidery stitch types for sewing on the appliqués. The final page shows a photo of the author and a three paragraph bio.
If you like adding a dash of happy and bright to your quilts, you'll love this book! Every time I look through the pages, I feel inspired to start a new quilt. There's a joy that comes from these quilts that's like the start of spring--so colorful, so cheerful. So refreshing!
There are eight quilt patterns to choose from. In several of the projects, traditional blocks are paired with unique appliqued elements. You've seen appliqued hearts, leaves, and flowers before, of course. But not like these! Cheryl's take on these classic quilting elements is hip, stylish, and fun. With quilt names like "Fruit Basket," "Every Blooming Thing," and "Flower Power," you can imagine that the color palettes are vivid and exciting. The projects make great use of today's bold fabrics (which I admit to sometimes buying without knowing how to use).
Cheryl Brown has a "fresh and fabulous" designing future ahead of her. I'm already looking forward to what's next.
Bright, cheery designs provide a fine modern twist to traditional quiltmaking methods in a collection of patchwork and applique projects easy to put together and packed with big prints and bold colors. From full-page patterns to sidebars of tips and step-by-step instructions including making borders, FRESH AND FABULOUS QUILTS is a 'must' for any serious quilting library.