Popular designer Kim Diehl’s quilting journey began years ago with a sampler quilt she found at a sidewalk sale, so it’s no surprise that, when she designed a sampler quilt of her own, she pulled out all the stops and incorporated two of her loves–stars and fusible wool appliqué. With an invitation to slow down and enjoy hand stitching the wool appliqué blocks, Kim makes this decadent quilt simple with full-size appliqué patterns, detailed instructions, and scads of tips for success. And true to her more-is-more philosophy, Kim has cooked up a batch of five additional projects inspired by the blocks in the sampler quilt. You won’t be able to stitch just one!
Embellish wool appliqué with hand-embroidery stitches, buttons, and trims to add vintage flair to your holiday decor. Traditional Christmas designs, including snowmen, stockings, and Santas, join farm animals, mugs of hot cocoa, and ugly sweaters to round out the mix of lovely little fusible-appliqué motifs that will bring joy to any home. Complete with tips for wool-appliqué and embroidery basics, the 45 fast-to-finish ornaments are a delight to make, gift, and display.
Relax and enjoy the pleasure of appliqué. As you stitch each block, you’ll savor all the charm of a storybook tale. A quaint cottage, a scurry of squirrels, a patch of pumpkins, and more dot the landscape of this fanciful sampler quilt. Unsure of your appliqué skills? Author Anne Sutton shares her easy-to-follow appliqué technique with step-by-step photos so that you can stitch happily ever after. You’ll fall more in love with each whimsical shape you finish!
- Nine-block sampler quilt with blocks that could also be finished as mini-quilts, wall hangings, or table toppers
- Step-by-step how-to photos of Anne’s method take the mystery out of needle-turn appliqué
- Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs is a prolific pattern maker and a fabric designer for Moda