Peggy charms quilters from one end of the process to the other with her inspiration. In The Magic of the Half-Square Triangles, the world of half-square tiles are introduced and the inspiration begins. In her book, Create Your own Dream Feathers, Peggy invites you to let your creative spirit sour, allowing you to create original beautiful designs, unique to you and unique to each quilt.
Join us for a journey inside these two books:
Peggy uses the concept of half-square triangles to create tiles and gives basic instructions for creating different tiles:
- Basic HST Tile
- Single Border, Two Color Tiles
- Rose Bud Tile
- Doubled Up Tile
- Tulip Tile
- Puss in the Corner/Checkerboard Tiles
- Rail Fence Tile
- Split Star Tile
In five galleries, Peggy demonstrates patterns to create with the tiles. Here are a few samples:
Peggy includes reference charts for different tile sizes, estimating yardage, and patches per yard, along with tile outline drawings and templates to make sure you have every success in your adventures.
Then we follow Peggy to the world of quilting in, Create Your Own Dream Feathers.
Peggy promises this isn’t just another book about feathers – and she delivers. After taking you through the basics she talks about base shapes, single line designs, furls and flourishes, borders and swags, medallions, butterflies and hearts, along with using folded paper applications. With lots of pictures, she demonstrates the uses of the different techniques in her gallery.
In the back, Peggy offers a helpful selection of shapes and patterns in the Glossary. A great source for all quilters and a terrific reference.