Stitching with Beatrix Potter: Stitch, Sew & Give 10 Adorable Projects Featuring Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck & Friends

C&T. Feb. 2017. 64p. illus. ISBN 9781617456107. pap. $22.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617456114. FIBER CRAFTS
Hill (William Morris in Appliqué) uses both embroidery and machine appliqué in this series of projects inspired by the work of English author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. Potter's whimsical children's stories featuring Peter Rabbit are classics, and her animal illustrations feature prominently in several of the projects, including a machine-appliquéd baby quilt and a felt baby ball. Quilters looking for grown-up projects sans cute animals will find several, including a machine appliqué-based reproduction of a mid-19th-century wedding quilt that belonged to Potter's parents. Appliqué templates and traceable embroidery patterns are included on pullout pages.
VERDICT Hill's designs celebrate the best-known works of Potter, while also bringing some of her lesser-known botanical illustrations to the forefront. Quilters interested in machine appliqué, as well as fans of Potter's work, will enjoy this collection.

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