is both a book and a kit, comprised of a card wallet containing
a sixteen page booklet and patterns for nine quilt blocks.
Four of these are shown on the cover, depicting buildings
you might find in a cozy village, surrounded by a floral border.
These are made in a combination of appliqué and embroidery.
The booklet tells you what materials and tools you need and
explains the techniques employed in photographic stages. Learn
hand, raw edge machine, and reverse appliqué, plus
a few simple hand embroidery stitches and how to make your
own bias tape. The booklet also shows how to assemble the
blocks and border and gives suggestions as to how to add some
embroidery to the panels. I wouldn't recommend this to a beginner,
but it contains enough information for intermediate quilters
and would be a fun project to make that gives the quilter
a chance to use up some scraps. There are tips on fabric choice
and information about all the tools and materials that are
handy to know -- particularly for anybody who is not very
experienced. The author manages to convey a lot in a few words,
and although I have not done any of these methods exactly,
I was able to understand what to do fairly easily. On the
reverse of the booklet is a list of items and where to get
them, US suppliers only, a nice touch. This is a beautiful
and unusual quilt project that is sure to provide a quilter
with hours of pleasure and many admiring remarks once done.
If you cannot find a good range of quilting materials locally
try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.