Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!

Japanese Flowers in Applique


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Beautiful visual display
Easy to follow instructions
Patterns can be used as individual pieces or put together to make a fantastic quilt

About the Author

Eileen Campbell worked as a primary school teacher for a total of 22 years. She has an interest and expertise in many crafts including weaving and related textile arts, fabric printing, bookbinding, calligraphy and photography. She began patchwork and quilting in 1984 and since 1993 has been working as a textile artist giving workshops and lectures both in Australia and overseas. Eileen specialises in machine work using applique, embroidery and quilting techniques. Her designs usually incorporate flora and fauna whether from nature or imagination. Her work is often embellished with beads, braids, etc. and machine quilted.


A quilt of 20 blocks appliqued with beautiful realistic flowers, such as iris, water lilies and peonies, together with 3D butterflies and embroidered maple leaves. The silk flowers are applied with fusible web and backed with iron on stabiliser. The flowers are outlined with satin stitching and have detailed instructions telling how to achieve the correct size stitches and tension. The author recommends making practise samples for each area, recording stitch size, thread, tension etc, before beginning. There are outline drawings of the flowers to be photocopied and enlarged. Each of these exquisite motifs is photographed in colour and could be made individually.-Patchwork & Quilting Inside this book is the pattern to make a most glorious quilt, inspired by the author's visits to Japan and entered for a Japanese exhibition. It depicts the flowers associated with that country; waterlillies, camellias, irises, chrysanthemums, peonies and more. Here too is how to make it yourself. This is a very hands-on book that jumps straight in and tells you what you need to buy, what sewing machine feet to use, what size of needle and other important things as simply as possible. If you are a beginner at quilting and applique then this book is not for you; you don't have to be very experienced to make it but this is not a book of beginners' instructions. Each block is shown individually, but to acquaint you first with the method and how to use double-sided fusible webbings there is a staged example. Not staged as in lots of photographs and steps, but showing how to break up the design, transfer it and what it looks like cut out in fabric, and then stitched. This made the rest of the book remarkably easy to tackle in my opinion, and all you then need is access to a computer (which you already have or you wouldn't be reading this) and a graphics program to enlarge some patterns. Large scale diagrams show where to put the accent stitching that brings the blooms to life, and smaller diagrams show how to combine the shapes. Towards the back of the book the patterns get smaller and more complex, but by then you should have mastered how it is done and be up for a bit of a challenge. There are also instructions on cutting the rest of the material to make up the quilt, and how to put it all together. At the very back is a short glossary of terms, so the project should not be too advanced for anybody who has had a bit of experience in this type of thing before. The finished result is beautiful, and the whole slim volume is beautifully simple and direct to work from.-Myshelf.com Throughout this book you will explore the techniques Eileen has used to create the beautiful quilt featured on the front cover, which was originally submitted to an exhibition entitled 'Japanese Imagery in Contemporary Quilts' organised by the directors of Kokusai Art and Nihon Vogue of Tokyo. Simple and comprehensive instructions have been included for the applique of the iris, camellia, hydrangea, blossom, water lilies, chrysanthemum, wisteria, roses and peony. The book contains beautiful illustrations and very helpful hints for creating the very best results in machine applique.-Fabrications

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Japanese Flowers in Applique on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top