A Dozen Roses: Beautiful Quilts and Pillows (That Patchwork Place) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2007/2/19
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From rosy renditions of classic flowers to hip "hybrids" of nature's showiest bloom, you can grow your own quilted rose garden with easy piecing, gorgeous applique, and unique embellishments.
Jennifer Rounds has published several books and writes the "Feature Teacher" column for The Quilter magazine. In addition to being an award-winning quiltmaker, Catherine Comyns is also a teacher and designer who has published many books.
I was particularly intrigued to read about how Jennifer embellished a purchased cotton matelassé coverlet with beautiful sprays of red roses. The method she used is prepared-edge faced appliqué, which she steps you through in detail, and which gives a bit of dimension to the appliqué pieces. Besides faced appliqué, there's information on split leaves and inset leaves, folded bias strips, and folded-petal roses.
Author, Easy Applique Blocks: 50 Designs in 5 Sizes
One great thing about this book is that there is a wide range of projects for everyone. Some of the projects are traditional (such as the Bed of Roses Baby Quilt) and others are more modern and funky (such as the Roses and Ribbons Strips Pillow). There are projects that could take several months to finish and others that could be completed in a matter of an hour or two.
The authors also explain the inspiration behind their projects and give interesting background information. For example, the Rose of Havana Quilt was inspired by Azulejo tiles from the Moorish period in Spanish history. There are also many interesting legends relating to roses scattered throughout the book.
I love this book and enjoy flipping through it to look at the gorgeous projects. I think my first project will be the Rose Petal pillow to add a romantic touch to my bed.