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A Paper-Pieced Garden: 27 Mix-and-Match Blocks Plus Unique Quilts [Kindle Edition]

Maaike Bakker , Francoise Maarse
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Discover 27 truly lovely blocks featuring flowers, leaves, and spritely creatures of the garden such as squirrels and robins. You'll also find seven delightful quilt patterns that showcase these versatile blocks.

  • Develop your skills with paper piecing, machine appliqué, and free-motion machine quilting
  • Celebrate nature's abundance with color-splashed projects for spring, summer, winter, and fall
  • View a fabulous photo gallery brimming with even more ideas for these extraordinary blocks


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About the Author

Francoise Maarse is a popular quilting teacher and designer. She is well known for her contemporary designs. Maaike Bakker designs quilts and writes books and articles about patchwork and quilting.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7216 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: That Patchwork Place (3 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HS8K3MM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #463,660 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Can't print from iPad 5 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I saw this book at a show and loved some of the patterns. When I saw I could get it for kindle I ordered it but was disappointed to find I could not print patterns from my iPad. Other books I've purchased allow me to do this. As I'm now allergic to switching on my lap top I find this a great disadvantage hence the lower rating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good patterns and inspiring work 20 July 2014
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lovely book. Good patterns and inspiring work.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't judge a book by its cover !! 2 May 2014
By Daisy
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Beautiful cover but inside was a huge disappointment . An expensive mistake at £20, gave it for a raffle prize.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning collection of beautiful mix and match garden-themed blocks 27 Dec. 2013
By Lynne in CO - Published on Amazon.com
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This book contains a lovely mix of paper pieced garden-themed 7" and 5" blocks that can be sewn either on the square or on the point like a diamond. (The 5" squares sewn as diamonds become 7" squares.) There are several floral patterns as well as 2 birds (a dove and a robin) and a squirrel. There's also a pine cone. Many of the designs are fairly involved requiring many little pieces of fabric. The authors suggest cutting each fabric piece to match the corresponding shape in the design, but I prefer to cut rectangles. Either way, preparation for the more elaborate designs is quite time consuming. But the results are well worth the effort.

Also included are applique patterns that are added on top of the quilt. There are different kinds of leaves and lily pad-type shapes. Put together, the results are stunning. If you look carefully at the cover of the book, you'll see diagonal "rows" of floral paper pieced blocks with applique lily pad shapes, stems/vines, and stepping stones.

The book contains many examples of how the various designs can be combined into smaller and larger projects with seasonal or holiday themes. There are even suggestions for quilting designs.

Overall I am very excited about this book and look forward to trying to mix and match my own garden themed quilt.
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative 5 Jun. 2014
By Adrian - Published on Amazon.com
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What I have found quite useful are not only some of the paper-pieced flowers but very useful tips for working on this type of application.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than a lot of other paper piecing books 3 May 2014
By Sew It Seams - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I've been looking for a paper piecing book with these type of patterns. Mainly I wanted a good squirrel pattern. This has it. These patterns reproduce well on foundation paper. The book is attractive, inspiring and put together well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very interesting book 10 Feb. 2014
By ISO - Published on Amazon.com
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I like it very much and expect to make a few things from this book.. The illustrations are great and look like fun
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars paper piecing enthusiast 11 Jan. 2014
By kathy18951 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
nothing new.. but a great way to arrange what you have into a wall hanging etc.
always something new to learn in any book. great for the home library.
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