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Welcome to the garden of appliqu� artist Gabrielle Swain, where you'll learn to create a cornucopia of fruit, vegetable, and herb designs using a variety of techniques. Twenty-four vibrant blocks, two medallions, and two borders will appeal to intermediate beginners and experienced appliqu� artists alike. Enjoy Gabrielle's warm, personable guidance as you discover where and how to use needle-turn, reverse, and cut-to-shape appliqu� techniques. You'll also explore non-traditional techniques, such as enhancing your finished appliqu� with pencil shading. And if you don't feel like sewing, you can simply paint your fruits and veggies on! Complete instructions for several practice projects are included, along with a troubleshooting guide, tips on using color to make plants look more lifelike, and a list of retailers of hand-dyed and gradated fabrics.