is not a book but a booklet and set of patterns inside a card
case for making a beautiful heirloom floral quilt and matching
pillows. At first glance this looks like an amazingly detailed
and complex project with its nine different blocks and matching
borders but taken a step at a time it is not so hard to learn
this style of appliqué. Basic information about the
actual quilting, assembly, etc, is not given as this is not
a project aimed at the total beginner. If this is you, I advise
learning the basics elsewhere, but improver-level quilters
who want a doable challenge should be able to tackle this.
The author states that there is further information in her
excellent books so this is another good place to go for information,
but quite a bit is given in this booklet on certain topics.
Discover how to do the appliqué using freezer paper,
make prairie points and learn some special hand embroidery
stitches with helpful photographs. Follow the instructions
to make up the blocks and border and assemble the quilt, or
put together a pillow. These instructions are quite brief,
as it is a case of following the basics at the front of the
booklet and putting together each part.
Flowers depicted include sunflowers, mimosas, daisies, fuchsias
and olive sprays all drawn in a folk art style enlivened with
embroidery. I can imagine this impressive quilt being handed
down as an heirloom, as well as being a lot of fun to make
If you cannot find a good range of quilting materials locally
try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.