Play with fabrics. Play with designs. Play with color. Play with kids and grandkids in age-appropriate, fun-loving activities that get kids involved in the hobby you love. Janet Pittman, best-selling author of Applique, The basic & beyond, takes you on a creative journey with:
Kid-favorite designs in 14 Colorful Projects -
- Butterflies and Princesses
- Bulldozers and Dump Trucks
- Zany Zoo Animals
More than a Dozen Engaging Kid Activities -
- Blocks on a Design Wall,
- Photos on Fabric,
- Rainbows and Color;
128 colorful pages with 14 appealing projects for girls and boys. Complete and accurate instructions and illustrations with full-size patterns. Kid-tested activities.
Quilt Trends: Summer 2013
Make a playful quilt for (and with) a special child in your life. Quilter, artist, author, and instructor Janet Pittman takes you on a creative journey with 14 colorful projects that incorporate dozens of kid-friendly motifs (like butterflies, princesses, bulldozers, and dump trucks). Her book features six main quilt themes, along with ideas for coordinating projects, all of which can be customized for a specific child. There are several “Be Creative” sidebars sprinkled throughout, which offer ideas for using the corresponding designs to personalize and embellish quilts. This is more than just a project book. Janet brings children into the sewing room. From the initial drawing stage to color and fabric selection and playing with shapes and blocks, kids enjoy the creative process (and the quilts become even more special as a result). Full-size patterns are included with step-by-step instructions and embellishing techniques. There is even a wonderful chapter that features detailed machine-stitching appliqué for better corners, curves, and points, and using artwork, photos, heat-bondable fibers, crystals, and beads to add character and sparkle.
Midwest Book Review—Wisconsin Bookwatch Review: December 2012
Colorful Quilts for Playful Kids, 14 colorful Projects with Dozens of Playful Designs to Mix & Match" is a stunning collection of appealing quilt craft projects that can be shared opportunities to pursue intergenerational bonding. Here are instructions and patterns plus extra helps for creating six uniquely bright quilts and also several other related projects, including a messenger bag, drawstring toy bag, and a pillow and a pillow sham. A section on Other Things You Need to Know includes equipment and supplies, instructions for preparing, arranging, and stitching appliqué, and embellishing and finishing. Color photographs of zany, bright quilt creations keep attention focused and interest high, while simple step by step instructions accompanied by a sidebar listing of materials needed presents the project details from start to finish. Some of the quilts shown are titled Zany Zoo, Paisley Princess, Construction Zone, and Alphabet Puzzle, to name a few. For a fun quilting experience to be shared between generations, "Colorful Quilts for Playful Kids" meets the demand for loads of fun-filled, contented hours spent together.
Barbara Rhoades: January 2013
This is a wonderful book full of items that all kids love such as trucks, princesses and lots of color. The first few pages even tell you how to get your kids involved in the making of their quilt. There are a dozen projects that include quilts, a toy bag, pillows and wall hangings. Templates are included at full size so no copying is needed to get started. A 20-page section gives you all the tips and techniques you need to make the projects. The pattern itself has a color photo with finished size. The materials list is set off in a colored box. The cutting list is very easy to read. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and have plenty of graphics so you know you are doing it right. Whether you have a little gal or guy in your life, this book will give you something you can make for either one. You might even become their favorite person.
Midwest Book Review—The Bookwatch: January 2013
Colorful Quilts for Playful Kids provides a fine examination of quilt designs and themes with kids in mind, and offers some fourteen projects with dozens of 'mix and match' ideas. Many quilts are designed with the idea of getting kids involved in the process, while others have kid-friendly themes such as an alphabet puzzle quilt or a zoo quilt. Any either producing a quilt for a child or seeking to involve a child in the quilt-making process will find this a winner!
Quilters’ Digest: February 2013
These activities are designed for you to do with your kids or grandkids. The colorful projects are age appropriate and get little ones involved in the hobby you love. Here you will find butterflies, princesses, bulldozers, dump trucks and zany zoo animals that you can mix and match. Complete instructions and illustrations with full-size patterns are included for these kid-tested activities. It’s fun to play!
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting: March/April 2013
Play with kids and grandkids in age-appropriate fun-loving activities that get kids involved in the hobby you love. Janet Pittman, best-selling author of Appliqué The basics & beyond, takes you on a creative journey with kid-favorite designs in 14 colorful projects such as Butterflies and Princesses, Bulldozers and Dump Trucks, and Zany Zoo Animals—all with complete and accurate instructions and illustrations with full-size patterns. A section offers engaging kid activities to help kids learn about shapes, colors, math, and more.
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