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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts

Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts
Laura Wasilowski
© Lydia Lowe  2/8/2012

I am an embroidery fanatic plus I love fabric and this book combines both of my loves in one volume. 

Random shapes are cut out of a variety of different fabrics, solids and patterns, by hand, and then assembled into projects of your choice.  You can follow the pattern shapes or add and subtract those shapes that you want.  Everything is fused into place and then the fun begins.  Highlighting and accenting the shapes with a variety of different colors of thread and a variety of embroidery stitches. 

This is a great book for a beginner.  It combines detailed instructions on selecting fabrics, color, pattern drafting, fusing, cutting, and embroidery stitches.  Author, Laura Wasilowski recommends that all of us "practice random acts of fusing" everyday!

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