Spring brings new arrivals in a charming story featuring stunning fabrics, heartwarming illustrations, and a delightful quilt.
Full instructions, diagrams, and appliqué templates needed to make the easy nine-patch quilt are included.
A perfect gift to welcome baby’s birth.
Author, quilter, and designer Edyta Sitar is proud to carry on a family tradition that fabric and threads have stitched together through the generations. Her true love of quilting shines through as she travels the world sharing her passion, connecting to, and inspiring quilters of all skill levels with stimulating stories about the quilts she makes. As the co-owner and co-founder of Laundry Basket Quilts, her work has been published in books and magazines worldwide. Edyta resides in Marshall, Michigan, with her husband and children. There she creates her beautiful, award-winning quilts and patterns and her splendid fabric designs for MODA.
Sue Cornelison is an award-winning illustrator whose clients include children’s publishers American Girl, Disney Hyperion, Cricket Magazine, Crayola Kids Magazine, and many more. Sue lives in St. Charles, Iowa, with her husband Ross, a jazz musician. Together they have raised six children. Her daughter Molly follows in her mother’s footsteps and together they created the illustrations for Rainbow Nest.
The Appliqué Society; Reviewer: Patti Ives; January/February 2015
“Rainbow Nest-- A Story to Read, A Quilt to Make”, written by Edyta Sitar and illustrated by Sue Cornelison, is simply charming. For anyone who is expecting or knows someone that is; this little story book would make a wonderful gift, especially if you make the quilt featured in the story to present along with the book.
The book's illustrations are delightful charcoal illustrations in vivid colors featuring Edyta’s own fabric collection. The story is one of anticipation as a young, soon to be, mother makes a quilt for her new baby. Outside her window Chelsea the Chickadee is busy making her nest too.
The Rainbow Nest Quilt featured in the story is 39” square and is just perfect for keeping baby warm. The quilt features a center appliquéd block depicting Chelsea and her nest. The patterns are printed full size and are reversed for fusible appliqué as the appliqué method used in the book is raw edge appliqué. You can, however, use your favorite appliqué method. Just remember to reverse the patterns and add your turn under allowance.
Once the center block is completed the rest of the quilt is made up of 9-patch blocks and alternating plain blocks. The center block is 15” square and the entire finished quilt is 39” square. This quilt will go together in no time and you will have a most memorable gift for a new mom.
Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts: Winter 2014
Quilters and non-quilters alike are charmed by this story and the delightful illustrations in Edyta Sitar's first children's book. Woven into the story are images of her batik fabrics, and as a special treat, you get complete instructions, including full-size appliqué patterns, to make the cover quilt.
Reviewer: Barbara Rhoades, September 2014
I didn’t especially like the story in this book but I did like the beautiful quilt at the end of it.
The story about a mom preparing for her baby was, in my humble opinion, geared towards a small child and would help explain a new baby in the family. The quilt is something that I felt was meant for an experienced quilter. The pattern is written clearly and has the templates at full size. There are no quilting suggestions.
The quilt is a simple nine patch but has a beautiful applique center of a bird on a branch with baby birds in the nest.