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This book gathers together 10 easy yet elegant projects celebrating the life and talents of Beatrix Potter. With 10 appliqu#65533; and 6 embroidery designs even beginning stitchers can work with hexagons to create a beautiful embroidered quilt, stitch up a cushion based on The Tailor of Gloucester, appliqu#65533; a wool storage box, and construct a beautiful wedding quilt based on one from Beatrix Potter's home. Plus, all of the designs can easily be adapted.
Michele Hill began her quilting journey in 1986 and has been addicted ever since. Appliqu#65533; is her passion--especially designing appliqu#65533; quilts inspired by William Morris. She has been teaching appliqu#65533; for twenty years. Michele lives in South Australia.
Library Journal Review
Hill (William Morris in Appliqué) uses both embroidery and machine appliqué in this series of projects inspired by the work of English author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. Potter's whimsical children's stories featuring Peter Rabbit are classics, and her animal illustrations feature prominently in several of the projects, including a machine-appliquéd baby quilt and a felt baby ball. Quilters looking for grown-up projects sans cute animals will find several, including a machine appliqué-based reproduction of a mid-19th-century wedding quilt that belonged to Potter's parents. Appliqué templates and traceable embroidery patterns are included on pullout pages. VERDICT Hill's designs celebrate the best-known works of Potter, while also bringing some of her lesser-known botanical illustrations to the forefront. Quilters interested in machine appliqué, as well as fans of Potter's work, will enjoy this collection.--Nanette Donohue, Champaign P.L., IL © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.