August 6, 2010

I have to say that I’m just a flat appliqué girl myself. But I truly appreciate dimensional appliqué and our book look for August is a fantastic celebration of floral forms that stand up and sing!


More Fabulous Flowers: Mini-Quilts in Dimensional Appliqué by Sharon K. Baker gives a ton of information on how to make faced, double-fused, prairie-point, double-folded prairie-point, ruched, strip-pieced, and yo-yo leaves and flowers. The detailed, illustrated instructions in the book go soup-to-nuts, from fabrics and supplies to pre-quilting the background to making stems to constructing all those luscious leaves and petals to embellishing them with beads and yarns to finishing the darling mini-quilts.


The book includes 20 little quilt projects to spark your imagination, and you can go anywhere from there. “The designs in this book are like ingredients in a recipe,” says Sharon. “Combine the ingredients as you like to whip up your own special creation. Use the flowers to embellish quilts or wearable art, or simply wear then as decorative pins on clothing. Combine the flowers, explore your own creativity and style, and create a peaceful garden for the mind and soul.”

Many thanks once again to Martingale & Company / That Patchwork Place for providing a copy of More Fabulous Flowers for a lucky reader. If you’d like a chance to win, leave a comment by 7:00 p.m. California time on Monday, August 9. U.S. and Canada only due to the cost of postage.

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Good luck!
Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


16 Responses to “More Fabulous Flowers”

  1. betsy on August 6th, 2010 10:00 am

    Kay, I would so love to win this. I am always adding some type of flower to my projects

  2. LuizaCC on August 6th, 2010 10:42 am

    These flowers are lovely. I would love to win! Thanks!

  3. Jane on August 6th, 2010 12:16 pm

    That is a great book I love applique but have never mastered Dimensional applique. Thank you for the opportunity.

  4. Sue on August 6th, 2010 1:11 pm

    I’m a flat applique fan as well, but this book looks so interesting I am tempted to give it a try. You have the most interesting book reviews! Sue

  5. Kathleen C on August 6th, 2010 3:37 pm

    I’m a fan of both flat and dimensional applique and I’m ready to learn some new techniques; this looks like a fabulous book. Thanks again for a very good giveaway.

  6. Nannette Holmberg on August 6th, 2010 4:20 pm

    I’m always looking for new techniques. I love the look of the three dimensional appliqes. nice giveaway.

  7. Barb Colvin on August 6th, 2010 5:25 pm

    I’d love to learn how to make the flowers on the cover! They’d be great for embellishing a bag.

  8. Lynn D in NC on August 6th, 2010 9:37 pm

    I would love to win this book. I love applique, but have never tried dimensional applique.

  9. Brenda on August 7th, 2010 6:50 am

    This book looks lovely. I would love to win this to give these flowers a try.

  10. Marilyn Shulsen on August 7th, 2010 9:13 am

    I love the flowers. It would be fun to learn how to do them.

  11. Kat on August 7th, 2010 11:03 am

    I love to do dimensional applique but I usually reserve it for wall hangings that aren’t going to be cuddled or get frequent washing. Would love to get the book…husband has me on a “low paper” diet right now after having to move my few little odds and ends out of my sewing room to do a floor repair…he is usually so reasonable…maybe it was just his hormones?

  12. Loretta on August 7th, 2010 5:09 pm

    Fabulos book, I did not even know it was out there, may have to purchase it if I don’t win. Opps! Hope I didn’t jinks it!

  13. Mona Kuntz on August 7th, 2010 7:56 pm

    The flowers look beautiful and what a great idea for a quilt — a combination of quilting, flat and dimensional applique plus (I’m sure) a few other exciting embellishments! I hope I win because I can imagine the beautiful quilts I’d make if I had the book!

  14. Judith on August 8th, 2010 1:55 am

    The book looks wonderful, l would love to win this as l have just started doing applique and would love to take my skills to another level, and improve my technique also using embellishments.

  15. Applique Designs Guy on August 13th, 2010 9:05 pm

    Very interesting. Like a lot of folks my applique designs are usually done flat. But this got me to thinking…what if I were to 3D some of the trees in my designs. That would really make the quilt pop!


  16. Terry Moore on August 7th, 2014 10:22 pm

    Great ideas and techniques..would love to win a copy..thanks