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Book Review: Alphabet Zoo: Lions and Tigers and Quilts for You

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Alphabet Zoo: Lions and Tigers and Quilts for You
Vicki Hansen
Kansas City Star Quilts; $25.95

This charming collection of lower and uppercase fonts of animal shapes is perfect for lots of uses. You can make appliqué pieces, hand or machine embroider the letter on fabric, or paint the letters. Projects include quilts, a birthday banner, pillowcase and more. I know you will have lots of fun with this idea.

Here is a link to Amazon if you would like to learn more about the book.

Book Review: Tending the Garden

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Tending the Garden
Barb Adams and Alma Allen
Kansas City Star Quilts; $27.95

If you love large floral appliqué, you won’t be disappointed with the lastest book from Barb Adams and Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs. The featured quilt includes nine different 28″ blocks and is shown in three distinct colorways and finishes. In addition to this quilt, you’ll find nine additional projects, including hooked rugs, cross-stitch pieces and quilts.

Look for the book at your favorite book retailer. Here’s a link to  if you would like to learn more about the book.

Book Review: Adventures in Circles

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Adventures in Circles

By Leigh E. McDonald
That Patchwork Place; $26.95

I’ve always liked circles. A favorite family story is the time I attacked my father’s business papers with the hole punch. And, of course, polka dots make me smile. So did the circle quilts in Leigh McDonald’s book. Leigh’s success with circles comes from cutting them with the Olfa circle cutter and using either a fusible-web or freezer-paper qppliqué technique. Her designs could be adapted to other construction methods; she just prefers those. In addition to basic technique instructions, the book includes eight different circle quilt projects and several pages of fanciful quilting designs to complete the quilt. I found her designs a lot of fun.

Here’s a link, if you’d like to add it to your library.

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