- 12 beautiful appliquéd blocks in the From My Garden Album Quilt
- 8 inspiring projects including: table toppers and runners, wallhangings and a stunning scrappy-star quilt
- Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations, full-size patterns
- Step-by-step appliqué techniques - fusible, machine and hand
- Color and fabric selection guide using Edyta's "Rule of Five" system
ForeWord Reviews—ForeSight Crafts Reviewer: J.G. Stinson November/December, 2010
Hop To It! Appliqued Blocks & Projectsruns the gamut of this quilting form in well-organized fashion, providing tutorials on color choice and techniques, and easily-traced drawings of the designs. The instructions are clear and the photographs rich in color. This book is a deserving winner of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association’s Midwest Book Award.”
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting September/October, 2010
Edyta Sitar’s passion for fabric, color and design shows through in the twelve unique blocks and eight projects presented in her eagerly-awaited first book. You’ll learn Edyta’s ‘Rule of Five’ for selecting fabrics for a project, as well as her special techniques for machine, fusible, and hand appliqué. She is also one of the leading designers for Moda Fabrics with her fabulous batiks, which are the basis for many of the quilts shown.
The Midwest Book Review California Bookwatch July, 2009
Hop To It! Appliquéd Blocks & Projects offers twelve blocks and easy appliqué technique projects to accompany them, with full-page patterns and color facing photos accompanying each easy appliquéd album quilt and 8 projects. The step-by-step techniques are accompanied by a color and fabric selection guide in this stunning survey.
Quilters Newsletter Reviewer: Carol Newby October/November, 2010
Fusible, machine, and hand appliqué—Edyta covers it all with nine gorgeous projects that incorporate 12 original album-style blocks. Each block includes a detail photo, a color placement and layout diagram, and reversed templates for fusible appliqué. The chapter on selecting colors and fabrics and the ‘Rule of Five’ will have seasoned quilters and beginners alike contemplating their stashes in new ways.
SQE Professional August, 2009
If you have a passion for color, fabric and appliqué designs, then get ready for a visual feast in Hop To It! Appliquéd Blocks & Projects, a brilliant first book by celebrated fabric designer and quilter Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. Known for her lush batik fabrics and pleasing color palette, Sitar has created 12 stunning appliqué blocks and eight inspiring projects. With easy-to-follow instructions and a fabulous presentation on selecting fabrics and combining colors, anyone can create the vibrant and eye-catching designs that have made Sitar a sought-after and beloved teacher. Sitar guides your every step. Machine, fusible and hand appliqué methods are each explained with clear instructions and full color photographs. Dozens of colorful diagrams and illustrations follow as she presents each block individually; teaches how to construct it and then adapt it to a variety of home décor projects, ranging from pillows and quilts to framed art and wall hangings. For those who prefer to create the striking appliqué designs on their embroidery capable sewing machine, Laundry Basket Quilts has also released the 12 block designs from Hop To It! in digitized form on CD with the choice of 5” x 5” or 8”x 8” hoop sizes. Sitar’s love for fabric and keen eye for color have made her one of the leading designers for Moda Fabrics. Quilting enthusiasts worldwide have eagerly awaited her first book in anticipation of its inspiration. So ‘Hop To It’—for fresh and lively ideas to create brilliant results.
BellaOnline.com Reviewer: Connie Krochmal September, 2009
Hop To It! Appliquéd Blocks & Projects by Edyta Sitar for Laundry Basket Quilts and designer of Dreaming in color batik fabric line was released by Landauer Publishing. This features 12 delightful garden quilt blocks and 8 projects. Gardeners will love these wall hangings, table runners, pillows, throws, and bed quilts. These Baltimore album appliquéd blocks feature a number of flowers and foliage, such as rose hips and the rose of Sharon as well as an impish bunny. This title provides complete illustrations for all three appliqué methods. There’s also an extensive chapter on choosing colors and fabrics. For each block, this has a complete list of fabrics and color placement chart. There is also a list of materials and supplies for each quilt. There are easy to follow, step-by-step directions for the blocks and the album quilt.