Learn how to design your own blocks and quilts using quilter Cynthia England's innovative, award-winning techniques. Using over 180 colorful photographs and more than 140 illustrations, Cynthia takes you through her methods, step-by-step in this 132 page book.
See pages from this book and more details about it on our Picture Piecing - Creating Dynamic Pictorial Quilts page.
The sewing technique is easy, only straight stitching, no "insets". Cheating is actually encouraged! Get the realistic look of applique, with machine piecing.
Quilters of every skill level can use this valuable information. Instructions begin with fabric selection, what to look for in a photograph, helpful tools and organizational tips.
Design lessons begin with simple shapes and progress to more intricate designs. The techniques cover everything from flowers to buildings. Here are a few pictures from the book.
Here's what 2 well-known quilting authors had to say about Cynthia's book:
"I have always admired Cynthia's quilts for their artistry and attention to detail. This book shows the same qualities. It is full of information and a pure visual delight!" -- Libby Lehman
"It is our good fortune to have Cynthia England share her techniques, and magnificient quilts in this adventure-packed book. Scrumptious quilts, scores of instructional visuals, and wonderful tips fill the pages." -- Joen Wolfrom