* 12 captivating design techniques allow you to choose your style, add your colors, and create the perfect quilt to keep or give as a gift * Add fun to your quilts with these kid friendly designs. Choose whimsical fabrics and watch everyone's face light up when they see the very special quilts you made just for them * Step-by-step instructions, full-color photos, and clear drawings guide you through each block technique. General instructions cover tips and secrets to cutting, piecing and finishing the quilt like a pro
Connie learned to embroider when she was in grade school, and crochet when she was in high school. She has tried and enjoyed many different crafts. She made her first quilt for her sister who was expecting a baby, and she's been making quilts ever since. Connie owned a quilt and cross stitch shop (Quilt N Stitch) in St. Louis MO for 12 years. The shop taught lots of classes, many of which were their own designs. Connie began to publish these designs in pattern and book form. She also purchased a separate counted cross stitch shop and designed and taught in that area of needlework, too. In early fall 2004 Connie closed both shops and moved to the Baton Rouge Louisiana area. She has continued to teach and design patterns for both quilting and counted cross stitch. All of her patterns can be found under the name of Butterfly Stitches. Teaching has taken Connie to many places around the Missouri, Ohio, Illinois and Kansas areas, and as far away as Monterrey Mexico. Since moving to the Baton Rouge area she has taught in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and North Carolina. Connie has taught at local quilt guilds, local and regional EGA meetings, local ANG meetings, and is currently a GSQA (Gulf States Quilting Association) circuit teacher. Connie lives in Denham Springs LA with her two cats. She says her home has become her workshop, where she designs, sews, and maintains her pattern company.
September/October 2014 You will be inspired when you see the variety of designs and fabrics you can combine to make irresistible children's quilts. Fun and whimsical, warm and cuddly, or sweet as can be, there is a design in this book that will fit the personality of your child or grandchild to the tee. Make a quilt for each child, or create just for the joy of giving to your favourite fund-raising charity. Either way, both you and the children will have an everlasting memory of the wonderful quilt you created. Children will love the quilts made from this book. Whimsical themed fabrics with animals, race cars, bugs and colourful shapes will intrigue and delight each child who receives the quilt. Sized just right for child's beds, cribs and your favourite rocking chair, you will see the happiness in their eyes when you wrap them up in these special quilts. Written for both beginner and experienced quilters, the book features full colour photos, step-by-step instructions and drawing that will guide you through each step of the quilting process. * Workbox * Make quilts for kids from a gift for a newborn to toddlers. These designs can be made in a day. The sampler quilt is a beginner's project using many of the blocks in the book in one design. You could just as easily keep repeating certain blocks or add more blocks that you know to vary the design. Baby Blocks is an even simpler beginner's quilt, Bugs is similar and Baby Bricks is simple enough and very effective. Here's My Heart is classed as beginner's but with its two-blocks plus borders, I thought that this on was moving up to an intermediate skill level. Both this, Nine-Patch and Critters use triangles. Chevron is another I thought would be better classed as intermediate. It is probably my favourite quilt in the book, but also seems aimed at a much older teenager, if not adult. Check This, and Let's Go are two more beginner's quilts. Call of the Wild is based on strip blocks alternating with squares. Around The Block is also an effective way of using up strips. The instructions are clear, with great photos of the finished quilts and step-by-step line drawings of construction. Great ideas, adaptable designs and lots of fun. * yarnsandfabrics.co.uk *