Garden Club: the book by Blackbird Designs
The Blackbird Designs
is one of the American leaders of the embroidery world, but at the trade show in Houston, where part of our staff has been, the first book by Barb Adams and Alma Allen on quilting has been presented.
84 pages with flowers and plants as main characters. Just read them through in the middle of the nature in order to transfer the beauty of your garden in some blocks. A lot of projects are included, among which a main quilt in two versions Pressed Flowers
by Barb and Garden Fair
by Alma (each made of 9 blocks). But also a table ornament, the Garden Basket
, a table quilt, the Winter Apple
and a little sampler or pinkeep
, which is more traditional and to be cross-stitched.
A real bouquet of projects for all taste that Barb & Alma have created inspired by a true club, the Polk Garden Club in Nebraska, active from 1957 to 1988. A group of admirers of gardening and nature to which Alma's grandparents belonged. So, from the family library, they have recuperated a lot of information and ideas to create a garden made of fabrics, threads and blocks.
The book, in English, is rich in detailed instructions, colored images, patterns and photos for a total of 10 projects plus the principal quilt in two versions.
The queens of Blackbird Designs
have really created a masterpiece!