If the word “applique” conjures up images of Sunbonnet Sue and gingham-checked Scottie dogs, then you haven’t seen the new twist on applique by modern sewists.
In Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist, Meg McElwee captures the spirit of this new approach with a handful of projects that use simple applique patterns to create items for the home, items to wear, and items for baby.
Flipping through the book, I found myself saying, “Oh, I am SO making this!” again… and again… and again. Standout projects for me were the Capture the Moment camera bag (the color and texture are such a happy departure from the typical black canvas camera bag), and the Funny Animals Children’s Tote (ribbon legs for the critter – oh my!).
Deadline for entry is midnight CST on February 15, 2010.
By Anne Weaver