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Easy to follow instructions for dimensional applique techniques and basic embroidery stitches show you how to add realistic accents to your quilt blocks. Learn to make daisies, peonies, marigolds, bluebells, tulips, dogwoods, pansies, and more. Each of the nine flower wreaths is also home to an inquisitive insect. Once you learn the techniques presented in this exciting new release, you will want to use them on other projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574327304
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Publication date: 03/01/1999
Edition description: REV
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 11.03(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Karen Kay Buckley resides in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with her husband and pets. Karen graduated from Lock Haven University with a degree in Education. She has been quilting for nineteen years and teaching quilting for fifteen years. Her quilts have graced the covers of many magazines. She has over 250 quilts to her credit and her quilts have won numerous national and regional awards including six Best of Show awards. She has four books published with AQS.

Helen Squires has been a quilt teacher, designer of quilting patterns, guest lecturer, auctioneer, and Q&A columnist for 30 years, and is well known for her six books in the Dear Helen series of quilting patterns. Helen began her publishing career as the "Dear Helen, Can You Tell Me...?" columnist for "Lady's Circle Patchwork Quilts" magazine in 1978 and published the first of her "Dear Helen" books in 1987.

Table of Contents

Section 1Basics
Section 2Applique Methods
Spray Starch & Template14
Needle-Turn Method16
Applique Stitch17
Perfect Circles18
Bias Strips for Stems19
Embroidery Stitches20
Preparing the Block21
Section 3Quilts
Flowers and Friends23
Flowers and Friends Two29
Section 4Blocks
Heard It Through The Grapevine34
Stuffed Grapes37
Gathered Violet Flowers38
Wreath Pattern40
Planning Chart One44
Peonies & Other Blooms45
The Peony47
Peony Flowers & Leaves48
Clovers & Ants49
Wreath Pattern50
Planning Chart Two54
Marigolds on My Mind55
Marigold Flowers & Leaves57
Potato Beetles59
Wreath Pattern60
Planning Chart Three64
Clematis, Bee Plant & Bee65
Clematis Flowers67
Bee Plant Flowers & Stems68
The Bumblebee69
Wreath Pattern70
Planning Chart Four74
Orchids & Bluebells75
The Orchids77
Dimensional Orchids78
The Bluebells79
The Moth79
Wreath Pattern80
Planning Chart Five84
Tulips, Thistles & Tobacco Flowers85
The Thistles87
Tulips & Leaves88
Tobacco Flowers89
The Wooly Booger89
Wreath Pattern90
Planning Chart Six94
Lazy Daisies95
Roses & Leaves97
The Daisies98
The Ladybugs99
The Bluebells100
Planning Chart Seven101
Wreath Pattern102
Dogwoods in Bloom106
Branches & Leave108
The Dogwoods109
Squill Flowers110
Spider & Web110
Planning Chart Eight111
Wreath Pattern112
Pansies & Other Posies116
Pansies & Leaves119
The Dragonfly120
Planning Chart Nine121
Wreath Pattern122
Section 5Borders
Borders from Flowers & Friends Two127
Combining Patterns in a Border132
Section 6Lesson Plans
Flower Wreath Lesson Plans134
Students' Flower Wreath Variations136
Resources & Bibliography143

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