Create realistic 3-D flowers using award-winning quilter Joan Shay's new innovative technique, Appli-bond. Now construct flowers, with their many intricate petals, that you thought too difficult to make before. Appli-bond is the fusing of two layers of fabric, eliminating the need to finish the edges. A very realistic and sophisticated flower is the result. Included among these are the hydrangea, geranium, African violet, and lilac. Also, learn how to construct whole flower units using Joan's Fleece Foundation Piecing method. With Fleece Foundation Piecing, the flower unit is constructed before it is appliqued to the background fabric. Place flowers as illustrated or design your own arrangement with ease. Instructions are included, using this technique, for constructing the poppy, iris, amaryllis, and more.
I am not sure why 3-D applique created with fusibles is traditional. Perhaps the reference is to the background blocks in the 11 quilts. These serve to set off the 11 flowers which could easily be combined in different ways or on other backgrounds. The flowers are lovely and utilize detailed petals, beaded stamens and other realistic touches. They include dandelion, magnolia, water lily, coneflower and Christmas cactus. The instructions appear complete and well illustrated. -Quilters Review