Into The Garden
The three-dimensional flowers in this book are not like flowers found on traditional Album Quilts. The flowers on album quilts from the mid 19th century are ''stylized,'' which means the designs represent typical patterns from that time and not necessarily the way flowers actually look.
My dream has always been to create flower-based album quilts in the same fine tradition of expert needle skill with imaginative use of high quality fabric and fibers. But rather than stylized flowers, I want dimensional flowers that are so realistic and beautiful they stand apart. That is what this book will bring to you.
My techniques also are different because they make creating an Album Quilt faster. The ornate Album Quilts of the 1840s and 1850s were created in a time different from our lives today. A single block could take 40 to 60 hours of sewing and cutting. The patterns in this book were designed to save time.
Flowers bend, move and have wobbly edges. Arrange your flowers to blow and bend to your liking, for if you look through history, individualism in a quilt is what makes it notable.
Kit includes everything you need to make the projects in the book -- The Ruching Edge, the Pouncer, crinoline, ribbon and Milliner's needles ... $45.50 value for $40.00
The Ruching Edge