April 4, 2012

Our featured book this month is by none other than Nancy Mahoney, my current technical editor at Martingale!

Nancy has been publishing with Martingale for a long time. Today, thanks to Martingale, we get to explore her Fast, Fusible Flower Quilts.


Like many quilters, Nancy loves to garden as well as quilt. She has created this special collection of 11 quilts that combine a patchwork garden backdrop with beautiful flowers in bloom.

Precious Peonies

Precious Peonies

Like all Martingale books, this one includes quiltmaking basics, and also goes into detail on two ways to prepare your appliqué motifs. Starch-and-template produces a turned edge, and fusible-web results in raw-edge appliqué. Nancy gives detailed, illustrated information about both.

A-Tisket A-Tasket

A-Tisket A-Tasket

Star-Flower Baskets

Star-Flower Baskets

The quilts are so very appealing, aren’t they? As you can see, they’re beautifully photographed in a garden setting. The book includes full flat shots of each quilt as well, along with complete instructions for making them.

Congratulations, Nancy one another great one!

I have a copy of the book to give away in a drawing. If you’d like to win Fast, Fusible Flower Quilts, please leave a comment here on the blog before 7:00 p.m. California time on Monday, April 9.

The fine print: Drawing open to U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. Don’t reply to your email feed; instead, click over to the blog itself and leave your comment at the bottom of this post. Good luck to you!

Until then,
By Kay Mackenzie


56 Responses to “Fast, Fusible Flower Quilts”

  1. Lori Ginsberg on April 4th, 2012 4:27 pm

    I just love your blog, Kay. Such an inspirational place to visit. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely book.

  2. Mary on April 4th, 2012 5:30 pm

    Looks like a fun book. I could get into machine applique and I love baskets and flowers.

  3. Susan on April 4th, 2012 6:16 pm

    Oh what a beautiful book! I have turned into an applique addict and this book looks like a must have! Thanks to you and Martingale for the opportunity to win this wonderful book :o)

  4. Karen M on April 4th, 2012 7:39 pm

    This book sounds wonderful. I would love to try my hand at some fusible flowers!

  5. Betsy on April 5th, 2012 3:21 am

    Looks like a great book Kay. Thank you for the chance

  6. Sharon B on April 5th, 2012 4:43 am

    What beautiful quilts. I have just started quilting and LOVE these flowers! Would be a great book to put into my collection!

  7. Judith on April 5th, 2012 5:58 am

    This is such a great book!…love flowers and love applique!
    A Happy Easter quilt book!

  8. Conny Brusselers on April 5th, 2012 6:01 am

    I’d love a chance to work on some of the quilts in this book!

  9. Nancy Mathewson on April 5th, 2012 6:12 am

    Another great applique book to add to the collection. Thanks.

  10. Rita on April 5th, 2012 6:13 am

    Pretty quilts! I need to learn to do appliqué with turned edges.

  11. Kathy Lancaster on April 5th, 2012 7:06 am

    Looks like a beautiful book. Love to try her method.

  12. Dee on April 5th, 2012 7:37 am

    Precious Peonies – WAY ADORABLE! Can’t wait to take a peek.

  13. LeAnne L on April 5th, 2012 7:53 am

    This book has some fabulous quilts in it. Would love to own it.

  14. Cheryl L. on April 5th, 2012 8:13 am

    All of the pictured quilts are really beautiful and imaginative. I would love to own this book and try her techniques!

  15. Bernie on April 5th, 2012 8:28 am

    Thanks for the great pics. I would love to own this book – she did a wonderful job with the flowered prints which make the quilts look vintage to me. Bernie

  16. Angie SoCal on April 5th, 2012 8:29 am

    Fast, fusible, flowers – three things I love in quilting! This book would be very welcome in my sewing room. Thanks for the review. You always have such fun books for us to learn about. Thanks for the chance!

  17. kathryn on April 5th, 2012 8:35 am

    I would simply be in heaven if I could have this book on flowers. Enjoy your newsletter too!
    Kathryn Sabel

  18. ritainalaska on April 5th, 2012 9:48 am

    love applique! this looks like a great book, with fast, fusible flowers … just the way i like them! thanx for the opportunity to win this yummy book.

  19. BarbR on April 5th, 2012 11:04 am

    Beautiful flowers and quilts, what a great combination. I’d love to own this book. =!=

  20. Kate Brown on April 5th, 2012 11:07 am

    Beautiful quilts, I would love to learn to applique and it would be fun with one of those beautiful patterns.

  21. Donna on April 5th, 2012 1:03 pm

    Sweet quilts. Lots of wonderful choices to pick from.

  22. Janis Rink on April 5th, 2012 1:29 pm

    My favorite is Precious Peonies. I love the colors.

  23. Chris Archer on April 5th, 2012 3:00 pm

    My favorite to make quilts is by machine applique. Most of my quilts are appliqued. I would love to make some of those flower quilts.

  24. Karin on April 5th, 2012 5:00 pm

    Not sure which I like better – the quilts or the garden pictures!! I especially love the succulent ladder!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win such a good looking book!!

  25. Kat on April 5th, 2012 8:23 pm

    What an adorable book! I look forward to your showing us new books all the time…although my husband is somewhat chagrined at all those Amazon charges! Thanks for a chance to win one.

  26. Anna lee on April 5th, 2012 8:40 pm

    Sooo pretty (~.~) I would Love to learn Fast & Fusable Flowers…. pretty please.
    the quilts look divine!

  27. susan on April 6th, 2012 4:24 am

    Very familiar with Nancy Mahoney’s great designs in the quilt magazines. The book is a great idea of designs.

  28. Sallie on April 6th, 2012 5:41 am

    Beautiful quilts! I especially love the cover quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Sharmond on April 6th, 2012 6:23 am

    These quilts are so beautiful! I do admire Nancy’s work. Thanks for wonderful giveaway.

  30. Glynis on April 6th, 2012 7:38 am

    Looks like a gorgeous book and I love the garden setting for the beautiful quilts. Applique is so much fun!

  31. robin on April 6th, 2012 8:08 am

    Looks like a wonderful book!

  32. Sandy on April 6th, 2012 8:15 am

    Gorgeous photos and gorgeous book. Would love to win it.
    Thanks for the chance.

  33. Bobbie on April 6th, 2012 9:36 am

    I am just learning applique so this book would be a wonderful addition to my library!

  34. candace on April 6th, 2012 9:52 am

    Nancy’s designs are fabulous…what fun it would be to win this book! Thank you for the chance :D

  35. Elaine on April 6th, 2012 10:19 am

    Love to applique and would love to add this to my collection of applique books.

  36. Diann Cornell on April 6th, 2012 2:16 pm

    The quilt on the cover is just beautiful. I want to make one like it!

  37. MarciaW on April 6th, 2012 2:55 pm

    Learning to applique is on my list and starting with a book about applique would be wonderful. I really like that first quilt on the cover – the color and design caught my eye. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Nancy’s Kool book.

  38. Janet on April 6th, 2012 3:24 pm

    Great style! Thanks for a chance to win.

  39. lynda Morrissette on April 6th, 2012 5:42 pm

    That is a wonderful book! I love to use fusible to applique. Thanks for the chance to win Lyn

  40. Alyce Cipro on April 6th, 2012 6:31 pm

    I so could enjoy making these quilts! I’m new to applique and thoroughly enjoy it!!!

  41. Maria Kievit on April 6th, 2012 6:44 pm

    Have a lot of books by Nancy Mahoney. Would love the chance to win this one! Thanks.

  42. angie chappell on April 6th, 2012 10:22 pm

    What a great give away thank you

  43. Teresa Fabozzi on April 7th, 2012 7:40 am

    I am quickly turning into an applique addict. Is there an AA for this? If there is I don’t want to stop. Love this site and all it has to offer us quilters. Thank You Kay

  44. Janet on April 7th, 2012 8:12 am

    I would love to win Nancy’s book. I have almost ordered it many times. I love the little baskets.

  45. Billie K on April 7th, 2012 10:59 am

    Looks like a great book!

  46. Connie on April 7th, 2012 3:02 pm

    What a beautiful book! I would love to win it, thanks!

  47. Bonnie Larson on April 7th, 2012 5:34 pm

    Hi Kay. I follow your blog and really enjoy hand applique and have recently discovered the wonders of the new fusible techniques as well. The book looks wonderful and would be a great addition to my library. Here’s hoping…..

  48. Patricia Cook on April 7th, 2012 6:01 pm

    Hi, Kay. I love your blog. I’m fairly new to applique quilts, but I’ve already become a huge fan. This looks like a wonderful book, and I’d love to have it as a valued reference.

  49. Jodi G. on April 7th, 2012 7:26 pm

    Oh gosh what gorgeous quilts and beautiful applique. I have been working on an applique quilt, a BOM project that I’m loving. I’d love to add this wonderful book to my library. I found you via Linda’s blog at Stray Stitches. I’m a new follower and can’t wait to have more of alook around.

    Thank you for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.


  50. SueP on April 7th, 2012 9:25 pm

    These are amazing quilts! I’ve made a quilt with needle turn appliqué and I think that winning your book would give me the inspiration to “spread my wings” and try something new! I’d love to win your book for a chance to do just that!
    Thanks for the opportunity :)

  51. Deb Morrissey on April 8th, 2012 4:42 am

    Love flowers and love applique – thanks for the giveaway!

  52. Diane on April 8th, 2012 11:14 am

    I love applique and I love flowers! Great combination!

  53. Susan Strumpf on April 8th, 2012 11:39 am

    Perfect designs for spring! I love the appliqué. Thanks for the opportunity.

  54. quilt cookie on April 8th, 2012 7:17 pm

    Hope I am not to late to enter. Looks like a fum book.

  55. Patty on April 9th, 2012 9:06 am

    Beautiful quilts and settings. I would love to win this book – thank you, Kay for your blog and the opportunity!!

  56. LeannM on April 9th, 2012 5:12 pm

    Love all the ideas and want to know more about raw edge appliqué . Thanks for all the info on your blog!