Take a look at three new books from AQS Publishing: App2Applique, An English Paper Pieced Sampler, and Kaleidostars. You’ll find new techniques and ideas across the quilting style spectrum!
By Dianne S. Hire
Using basic line drawings she calls di-doodles, Dianne challenges fellow appliqué artists to join the tea party and go a bit crazy. The ride through techniques, artistic elements, and various interpretations unlocks the imagination and leaves us thinking about appliqué in a whole new way.
Explore the creations of over twenty quilters, each using Dianne’s designs of repeating appliqué patterns that fit together like tiles or wallpaper. Colors twist, change and explode from block to block as if by magic. But Dianne guides you through the looking glass with detailed steps, tips, patterns, and her clever wit, making this a journey of delight for any skill level, appliqué lover or not!
An English Paper-Pieced Sampler
By Darlene Beltman & Teresa Justice
Stitching little pieces of fabric together has a heritage reaching back generations. Darlene and Teresa step back in time and explore the history of English Paper Piecing while inviting the reader to sit down and join them in a stitch or two.
With careful instruction, each step is laid out in detailed pictures as the authors guide the next generation into the sewing circles of days gone by. Templates are included for each paper piece shape, along with a coloring sheet and examples in three colorways, making this handwork technique accessible to crafters of all skill levels.
After playing with the twelve block designs, from Grandmother’s Flower Garden to the Star of Justice, you won’t want to put down your sewing basket of pretty whip stitched patchwork.
By Toby Lischko
Let the fabric do the work for you with Toby’s Kaleidostar blocks. By selecting specific fabrics and fussing cutting with templates, diamonds explode into intricate designs, leaving the eye dancing from block to block.
The eight quilt projects are broken down into one, two, and three fabric designs. The construction process is accomplished with simplified piecing techniques, giving the beginning quilter the ability to create complex quilts.
Get together with friends, go fabric hunting, and then spend a day sewing your Kaleidostar quilt. You will be amazed at the possibilities.