Sew embellished! artistic little quilts, personalized with easy techniques (Martingale, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-60468-1475, 80 pages.) by Cheryl Lynch. Leave a comment and you could have a chance to win an autographed copy. The winner will be announced next Monday (July 16th).
I first became aware of Cheryl's wonderful work when I saw her quilt "Leaving Us" which was part of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative's exhibit "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece."
It is a book that focuses on projects that can include a variety of embellishments--beads, buttons, photographs, rickrack, found objects, etc. The beginning of the book does a great job at explaining the how-toes of embellishment (stacking buttons, adding beads, adding text, stitching, etc.). My favorite part was on making polymer buttons. As far as the projects go, I love that she includes and encourages the making of irregularly shaped pieces and interesting edge treatments. In
addition, the projects aren't just "quilts," she includes information
on making fabric jewelry, and a fold out three dimensional piece
called "From the Bottom of My Heart." It truly is 80 pages of fun projects and packed with great information.