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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Paper-Pieced Garden, by Maaike Bakker and Francoise Maarse

A Paper-Pieced Garden: 27 Mix and Match Blocks Plus Unique Quilts, by Maaike Bakker and Francoise Maarse, published by Martingale is a delightful new quilting book full refreshing ideas.

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There are 27 block designs that you can mix-and-match to your preference, allowing you to create your own unique quilt design.  These blocks include flowers, animals, and leaves.
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There are seven quilt projects included in this book with sizes that range from 29"x29"  to 65 1/2" x 91 1/2".

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An inspirational Gallery of quilts made with these designs are also included.

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All of the paper piecing templates, applique' shapes, and cutting templates are includes, as well as many optional quilting motifs.
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There is an excellent section on Paper Piecing with great instructions and visuals for how to construct a paper pieced block.
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The detail on these blocks are amazing.
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The "Four Seasons Sampler" quilt incorporates finished blocks of flowers, robin, squirrel, toadstool, pine cone and strawberry to create a visually stimulating quilt for all seasons.
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Maaike Bakker also create a short youtube video that shares inspirational insights about this new book:

SewCalGal hopes you have a chance to check out this new book at your local quilting store, favorite online store, or at Martingale's online store.

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Anonymous said...

Hi! This looks fantastic book! Wow, so much beautiful pp flowers and cute animals! x Teje

Marjorie said...

These are some of the most beautiful paper pieced blocks I have seen. They are so intricate. Wish there were two of me so I could spend some time mastering her technique.

MalinisQuilts said...

The quilts look so fabulous and colorful!

Barb said...

Looks like a fantastic book...

Lana said...

Those look yummy! Let me finish the few projects I have and I will definitely try one or two of those!

Fran├žoise said...

Nice to read your comments. We hope you all enjoy making the quilts from this book!