I have always LOVED quilts with houses on them --- all kinds of houses --- funky, cottage, or realistic --- they all call to me. FIG TREE QUILTS, Houses is a book that satisfies that calling.
With thirteen quilts and one purse project, I will be able to "build" houses to my hearts content. I could even make a whole city on one quilt by combining the patterns. Come to think of it, that idea would make a cute wall hanging!
The book begins with sixteen pages of basic information from fabric selection right on through to finishing techniques. Continuing in the theme of houses, the tips are shown in colored boxes and called "Schoolhouse" so they are easy to find and identify. Each project begins with an overview of how the pattern came to be and a color photo of the finished item. Next are a material and cutting list and piecing instructions have plenty of graphics to help you visualize the steps. Assembling and finishing information comes next and any templates you need are provided. The skills used to make these quilts are as varied as the quilts themselves. Appliqué, piecing, making strips to cut into blocks and embroidery are all used.
The last two pages of the book are bios of the authors. I always enjoy learning about how the authors became authors! This is a book I will share with our guild as we make quilts for Habitat for Humanity! What a great theme for a new house ---- a quilt with a house on it!