Animal Parade, Adorable Applique Quilt Patterns for Babies by Cheri Leffler features 10 quilt projects, each with a different animal: giraffes, owls, ducks, foxes, frogs, sheep, turtles and other sea creatures, koala bears, penguins, and monkeys. The quilt designs are stunning in their simplicity, accented by the appliqued animals which were almost all drawn by one of Cheri's daughters, Michelle.
You could choose to use Cheri's needle-turn applique' method, explained in the first pages of the book, or use machine applique, which is what I will do. The book includes full-size patterns and large applique' shapes, as well as clear instructions and diagrams.
Take a look at a few of the projects and you will understand why I am so excited about it:
(Photographs by Brent Kane for Martingale)
Cheri has been quilting, teaching, and working with fabrics as a shop owner or staff for many years. I am glad she translated her amazing artistic talents into a book!
I am moving to another town this week, so I will need to wait until my quilt room is organized before I can tackle another project. As soon as I am settled in, I will start the quilt with penguins, not shown here. I cannot wait!
Have a wonderful week,