We are always happy and relieved here when a book is finished and is sent fed ex to the printer overseas!
Our newest creation is the second book by Philippa Naylor, a talented British quilter who has won numerous awards here at AQS in Paducah and at IQA in Houston. In fact, the National Quilt Museum owns three of her gorgeous quilts, the most from any non-American quilter!
Philippa’s first book, Quilting in the LImelight was not only filled with great information for her award-winning quilting techniques but also told about her life in England. One of the most interesting parts was about her drive from Saudi Arabia back home to England. Quite an adventure!
Applique Mastery: Processes, Possibilities & Pattern is the title of her new book and was months in the making! This is a unique book because you follow Philippa’s design process for creating a competition quilt. She takes you along while she chooses the fabrics, designs the quilt and all the thought processes involved with executing the quilt design. How should I stitch on the appliques? What stitching should I use in the small central areas? What quilt design will beautifully fill the large spaces in the borders of the quilt? Which type of border will enhance an already visually loaded and colorful design?
All these questions and more are answered in 12 simple month-by-month lessons that guide you through the creation of your own masterpiece. Included in the book is her full-scale pattern with ideas of how to modify it to fit your needs. Each month you will learn something new and refine your quilting skills!
We will soon be running a contest on facebook to win copies of this new book before it is released ! So watch the Dragon Threads facebook page.
As I like to do…here are possible covers for this book. Comment below which one you like the best! Let’s see which is the most popular!