I have had the excellent fortune to have heard Linda speak at two different guilds in two states PLUS take one of her classes. Linda is a very well traveled, educated and talented artist who has contributed so much to the quilting world. When I heard she had a new book out, I was not only pleased for her, but excited for me to see what she would be sharing this time.
Linda fully explains different materials and supplies (you don't need them all and probably have many already in your stash) that can be used to take your applique to the next level. There are excellent photographs that provide step by step instructions. Like I said previously, Linda is an excellent teacher and it carries through in her book. "Fancy Heart" is one of the patterns included in the book and below you can see how she made an ordinary flower, extraordinary.
The flower just JUMPS right off the fabric.Painted Applique". "Dragonfly Star" and "Little Helpers" below are some of my favorite. This book is so much more than the patterns provided. Linda covers her glue stick applique technique, her painted applique techniques, teaches you how to make bias tape and do machine applique. "Painted Applique" is a comprehensive "how to" for so many of the techniques Linda has mastered.
These birds grabbed my heart....I just love this pattern and all it's beautiful color.
Linda writes a blog, you can find it HERE. If you are not familiar with her work, consider inviting her to speak and teach at your guild....I guarantee you'll enjoy every minute of your time with Linda.
For those of you who think...gee....Kelly must be getting something out of writing about Linda's book....you are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!! I get to share with others the pleasure I've had in taking Linda's class, getting to speak with her and enjoying the book I purchased for myself, "Painted Applique." That's what I get....and I'm so greatful to be able to share with you.