Appliqué this enchanting flock of 28 realistic and recognizable songbirds. Perch them on a full-sized quilt or capture them individually. Tools and supplies are listed and fully explained. Patterns can be adapted to your favorite sewing technique or you can follow Pamela's instructions for her preferred hand-appliqué method using peel-and-stick templates. The tips on planning your quilt, the meticulously drawn patterns, placement diagrams, and floral settings will appeal to all appliqué enthusiasts. Birds featured in the book are: American Bold finch, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Bluebird, Baltimore Oriole, Red-headed Woodpecker, Western & Summer Tanagers, Blue Jay, Mountain Bluebird, Vermilion Flycatcher, Painted Bunting, African Blue Flycatcher, Green Jay, and Pine & Evening Grosbeaks.
This book is my favorite applique book. I love birds and these are the best I've seen to cut and applique. The patterns are on pages to trace not to tear out. The directions and placement of pieces could not be plainer. It is so good. I recommend it highly for anybody that loves birds or just loves to applique. -Darlene Cooper
Review of Award-Winning Applique Birds - 01/23/2008
Reviewer: Anonymous from Oregon, WI, US
Pamela Humphries’ “Award-Winning Appliqué Birds” teaches how to incorporate over twenty appliqué birds on a quilt or other stitching project, teaching how to use appliqué methods or the author’s own peel-and-stick template technique and covering bias-edged sashing, lovely floral and vine borders, and more. Close-up photos display the appliqué and hand-quilting details of an award-winning quilt, making this a top pick for any quilter seeking instruction on appliqué or embellishments. Review source: The Midwest Book Review, The California Bookwatch, January 2008.