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Euphoria Tapestry Quilts
Deborah Kemball

C&T Publishing (distributed in the UK by Search Press)
26 January 2017/ ISBN 9781617451560
How-To Books/Quilting

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


Make a beautiful heirloom quilt comprising of fourteen different blocks, or fill your house with table runners, pillows, wall hangings, other quilts and more. Learn how to stitch a variety of flowers in appliqué and embellish further with butterflies and dragonflies.

With its black background and brilliant colors, this truly is a feast for the eyes; I love the Jacobean style of the flowers and its rich tapestry style appearance like something out of a stately home. This perhaps makes it sound difficult, but with a generous amount of staged photographs and plenty of instructions, it is not beyond the scope of anybody who has the basics of sewing and quilting. Before tackling the individual motifs is a useful chapter entitled “The Basics” which tells you what you need to know, a crash course in appliqué. The flowers include many garden favorites from passion flowers to roses, lilies, asters, peonies, dahlias and tulips, to name a few. Each flower includes a diagram of how to arrange the pieces and photos showing how to sew them down. Broken up into easy stages, it is possible to combine the motifs into the wonderfully advanced looking projects with their jewel colors. Some quilting know-how is needed to make these as staged photographs are not given here, only for the flowers which are the focus of the book. This is a beautiful collection of projects sure to appeal to a wide variety of quilters.

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UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines.
Reviewed 2017