These are my very, very favorite applique books - I haven't made anything out of any of these books, but I do love to sit and flip through them - just for inspiration! Kim's (Diehl) designs are wonderful, detailed and folksy - I need to make one of these - just can't decide which one!
Cherie's (Ralston) are the same, but of course, all the designs are themed around "stars" - there are even punchneedle patterns and painting items (my daughter actually made the painted item - I'll get a picture for next time - it turned out wonderful!)
This book by Janet Pittman covers many techniques and really goes into the embellishment stitching, very cool! There are some great patterns in here for inspiration also - one quilt is done with a shadow type of applique and it is definitely something I'm going to have to try.Have any of you used these books? Which pattern should I try? If you've done a project, send me a picture - I'd love to see it!
Till next time,