Country Elegance

Don’t let the title fool you.  I know you may be thinking modern quilting is in; country quilting is out.  However, I think the applique patterns inside this book are more Jacobean than country.  Could it be that because the authors, Leonie Bateman and Dierdre Bond-Abel are from Australia and I am from the U.S. that we think a little differently and so my take on this book is a little different from theirs?  Perhaps!

Martingale - Country Elegance (Print version + eBook bundle)

In this book you will find lap quilts, table runners, a pillow, framed applique, a wall hanging and more.  I have yet to try wool applique, and I think this book has finally talked me into trying it.  Instructions are clear-cut and easy to follow, to include reverse applique.

So what do you think of the following design?  This is my favorite project in the book.

Martingale - Country Elegance (Print version + eBook bundle)

Here’s something small to start with.  See the reverse applique in the flowers of the following 2 designs?

Martingale - Country Elegance (Print version + eBook bundle)

Martingale - Country Elegance (Print version + eBook bundle)

How about this one?  I like the simplicity of this one with basically 2 colors/hues.

Martingale - Country Elegance (Print version + eBook bundle)

You can find more about this book at Martingale’s website here.

Author: cowtownquilts

Professional longarm quilter and thread artist in the Kansas City area.