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Favorite Applique & Embroidery Quilts

Favorite Applique & Embroidery Quilts

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Item Number: 6410
By: Betty Alderman
From: American Quilter's Society (February 01, 2004)

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Review of Favorite Applique & Embroidery Quilts — Review by Anonymous
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Whenever I’m convinced there’s nothing new in the world of quilting, somebody comes along and proves me wrong. That’s the case with Betty Alderman, whose unique combination of redwork-style embroidery and machine appliqué makes for beautiful, spirited designs unlike anything else I’ve seen. Her book, Favorite Appliqué & Embroidery Quilts, contains tem inspiring wall hanging projects. Redwork takes on a new meaning in Betty’s quilts. Her one–color designs are enhanced with interesting fabrics and trim treatments for a fresh effect. She goes a step further by introducing more colors into the designs. For instance, the winsome appeal of May Basket is created by combining multicolored stitching with batiks, florals, and buttons for a tiny quilt with big impact. Betty fearlessly combines traditional and contemporary elements. Among her design inspirations are 19th–century Jacquard coverlets and traditional album quilts. Updated with bright colors, contrasting buttonhole appliqué, and simple, chunky designs, Betty’s quilts have an almost folk–art feel. A favorite among my friends is Just My Doodles, which is almost Jacobean in its full, sensuous curves – and which really did result from Betty’s idle doodling! Combining fusible appliqué with hand embroidery is yet another nontraditional idea, but it saves time and gives a pleasing result. Full-size patterns, detailed instructions, and lots of quilter–friendly tips make these quilts perfect for intermediate quilters. I love this book for its irrelevant, cheerful treatment of time–honored motifs. Inspired by Betty’s creativity, you’ll find yourself stretching your own imagination to produce a one–of–a–kind quilt. - Sharon Darling’s Quilter’s Review – May 2004 (Posted on 6/17/05)
Review of Favorite Applique & Embroidery Quilts — Review by Anonymous
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In her sequel to Favorite Redwork Designs, well-known quilt designer Betty Alderman presents a variety of elegant appliqué motifs enhanced by exquisite embroidery. More than two dozen patterns for traditional album; redwork and bluework are included. Two of the quilts, Redwork Beauty and Bluework & Beyond (featured on the book cover), were inspired by designs found on coverlets woven on Jacquard looms during the nineteenth century. While they look complicated, the designs can be easily embroidered with a simple stem stitch and two strands of floss. Simple outline embroidery is used in Crazy for bluework, a crazy quilt adorned with whimsical bluework designs, and Hearts and Flowers, a decorative redwork banner. Three quilts – Cherry Berry Album, Funky Folk Art Redwork, and Just My Doodles – are based on traditional album quilts, but were updated with current fabrics in bright colorways. "Whether you are an appliqué enthusiast or you are just testing the waters," writes Betty, "I ask you to join me in an adventure. We will cut, press, appliqué, and embroider to our hearts’ content. A lifelong passion for this form of quiltmaking will surely be your reward." - The Quilter magazine, January 2005 (Posted on 6/17/05)
Review of Favorite Applique & Embroidery Quilts — Review by Anonymous
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Betty Alderman’s Favorite Appliqué & Embroidery Quilts provides quilt patterns featuring the nest of both techniques, offering over two dozen patterns for hand embroidery and machine appliqué alike. From redwork to traditional quilting, this especially excels in quilt pointers and shortcuts. - Midwest Book Review - April 2004 (Posted on 6/16/05)

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