Kim Diehl, author of Simple Blessings, Simple Seasons,and Simple Traditions, is known for her quilt designs featuring traditional patchwork combined with charming appliqué, and SIMPLE COMFORTS is no exception. Kim’s designs have a definite “country” feel to them, without that “kitchy” look that country can sometimes get.
Although eleven of fourteen patterns in the book are listed as “lap quilts”, they would be easy enough to create a quilt of any size by simply adding additional blocks or borders.
Diehl’s guidelines on “Fabric Selection” is well worth reading, as she describes her rather unique approach to choosing fabrics for her quilts, which she classifies as “traditional/formal”, “make-do”, “planned scrappy” and “completely scrappy”.
Although Diehl gives thorough and easy to understand instructions, I would not suggest this book for a beginner quilter. But for those who enjoy appliqué on traditional piecework, this book will offer you a nice variety of quilts to inspire you and to decorate your home when your projects are completed.
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