Bold and beautiful, these appliqué designs leap right off the quilts! Here's a unique menu of simple appliqué patterns, ideas, and techniques. A variety of fusibles enable separate construction of the appliqué units, which are then stitched to your quilt. A banquet of 10 complete small projects and a dozen `a la carte patterns allow you to pick and choose from a variety of subjects and moods. Flowers, both realistic and imaginary, and creatures, such as parrots and geckoes along with a whimsical cat, can be used for projects ranging from elegant to definitely bodacious. Simple but effective embellishing is the key to making easy designs look more complex. Presented with a variety of faced and fused appliqué methods, you'll soon be on your way to creating exciting and original projects. Award-winning quilter Margie Engel is also an avid designer and teacher. She's the founder and president of EduQuilters, a group of volunteers who introduce quilting to kids. She's widely known for her classes, retreats, cruises, and community service.
A fine recommendation for any needlework collection. - 03/28/2009
Reviewer: James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review from Oregon, WI, USA
Set a tropical mood with flowers and animals, enhancing quilting projects with colored pencils, markers, and appliqué using four methods of interfaced and fused techniques in "Bodacious Appliqué a la cart" by Margie Engel. Methods are suitable for both machine and hand quilting and offer more than 80 designs.