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- Beautiful Wild Flower Appliqué — Review by Patti Ives, The Appliqué Newsletter
- Award winning quilt artist Zena Thorpe has just published a book for everyone that loves appliqué. Zena presents 32 full-sized original appliqué patterns that pay homage to the wildflower. Some of the rarely seen blooms include Mountain Pansy, Bog Asphodel, Sundew and Wild Alum. My favorite is the clover. The patterns are botanically correct, appliquéd flowers that are enhanced with embroidered details. It is the details that sometimes take an ordinary appliquéd flower and elevates it to a spectacular appliquéd flower. Many of the flowers are dimensional and the instructions for creating them are detailed and clearly written. The embroidery stitches used in the patterns are also well documented. Use these patterns for your own projects including clothing, home décor and floral quilts. There are also complete instructions for a 17 1/4” x 17” wall hanging that incorporates many of the flowers in the book. I invite you to look through a copy of this book, you will truly understand why this is one book of patterns and instructions everyone will want in their library. --Patti Ives, Editor, The Appliqué Society Newsletter, Nov/Dec 2011— Volume 15 - Number 2, Page 16. (Posted on 11/30/11)
- Packed with lovely flower arrangements! — Review by James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review
- “Beautiful Wildflower Appliqué” comes from an award-winning quilter and member of the Master Quilter’s guild and presents botanically correct appliquéd flowers in patterns that can adapt to a range of projects. Full-sized patterns accompany instructions for a wildflower wallhanging and over 30 original patterns for flowers ranging from sundew and Lincoln Bells to Angelica. Any working with appliqué will find this a winner, packed with lovely flower arrangements! James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review, California Bookwatch: October 2011. (Posted on 10/19/11)
- Dimensional Flowers, embroidery and more — Review by Anonymous
- Not your average garden of applique. Embroidered stamens, stems, and even thorns, add texture. Ruffled daffodil petals, gathered bluebells, and a "raggedy" dandelion, add dimension. One would be lovely on a journal for a naturalist. Lots would be stunning quilt. Impressive techniques with nice instructions. (Posted on 9/6/11)
- Wild Flower Appliqué by Zena Thorpe — Review by Vivian Benton
- Who knew wild flowers could be so beautiful! Well, apparently Zena Thorpe did. What I really like about this book is she doesn’t give you any overwhelming appliqué quilt projects---just flowers! You can combine any number of flowers into one quilt or just make small wallhangings with one or two. And the embroidery details add just the right finishing touch. I love hand appliqué and can’t wait to try some of these flowers. (Posted on 8/2/11)
- Applique Question — Review by Anonymous
Are the flowers 3D?
Answer: No. (Posted on 7/20/11)