I am a fan of applique quilts. Boundaries of shapes are pushed when you can applique, creating endless design possibilities. And I am totally in awe of what some people can create with applique techniques. I have to admit, I am definitely still learning when it comes to applique!
I have been gradually working on my applique orange peel quilt. I make a few more “peel” blocks before we go on a road trip or a time when I need a good hand work project. I’m excited to see my stack of blocks growing. I think I’ve tried at least 4 different methods of applique on this project and finally found the one that works best for me.
Jenifer walks through everything, starting with the basics such as supplies and what kinds of fabrics to use and she does it with so much helpful detail. It makes this book an amazing resource. I have already learned so much just from reading it. She even gives helpful tips to know how to work with different shapes, whether they’re curved, sharp points, or have deep grooves.
Also included are alternative methods of sewing the shapes to the background, layering, quilting and alternative binding techniques.
And finally there are 11 modern project designs for you to practice the different techniques. If you are looking for a great “workbook” to learn some new techniques for modern, machine-applique projects I can recommend this as a great one. And Jenifer has generously offered to give a book to one of you readers. If you are interested, leave a comment on this post. Giveaway open until Saturday, Feb 15 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED
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