Cherry Preserves Author:Teri Christopherson It isn't always easy to find time for quilting. That's why author Teri Christopherson designs every project to be as uncomplicated as possible. Easy piecing and quick buttonhole stitch applique help make these projects ones that you'll actually finish--not store in a closet. "Cherry Preserves" is a charming collection of large quilts, small q... more »uilts, pillows, and clothing (such as appliques for a sweater and a sweatshirt jacket). If you like scrap quilting, you'll love these projects! The look is reminiscent of the tradtional applique of the 1930's, but Teri has added an updated twist that makes them all new. And just as irresistible as cherry preserves! There are color photos of each of the 17 projects, along with clear black and white illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. A good book for the beginning to intermediate quilter, or for the more advanced quilter looking for quick projects.« less
This is a great book for the beginning to intermediate quilter looking for easy but fun projects. The piecing is straight-forward, as is the buttonhole stitch applique. Many of these--including wall hangings, pillows, and a sweatshirt jacket--would make great gifts. If you are an experienced quilter with lots of scraps, the projects provide good designs to use them. Many of the throws can also be made bed-sized if desired. The overall look is updated folk art, with a bit of whimsey.