Why not check out some of Debby Mumm's books for inspiration. I have a
couple of her books - don't follow exactly but use for guidance. She has
lots of things for garden lovers. Also check patterns by a company called
Critters - not sure of the url but they are on the web. They seem to have
lots of animals the patterns look real - also colouring books. If she like
the folk painting type why not some doves and hearts and embroider cross
stitch some blocks of ladies and men in a simple form. Hope some of this
helps - Good luck - Gwen Hilborn - Ontario Canada.
>I want to make a lap quilt as a birthday gift for my Darling Stepmother.
>has said she doesn't really like the geometric designs of most pieced
>when we looked through my QNMs together, the ones that she commented on
>all appliqued. She does German folk-art painting, and I know she would
>quilt with that type of design, but turning that into a quilt is sooooooo
>beyond me I don't even want to think about it. She's also a Master
>and likes pig motifs (among other things, she has a stained-glass pig in
>kitchen and a concrete pig in the garden).
>Although I've never done applique before, I'm thinking about tackling
>Henning's Stained Glass Flower. Garden. Or, if anyone can point me to a
>To give you an idea of my skill level and inclinations: I've been sewing
>30 years and quilting for about 2. My quilts are all machine pieced and
>quilted. My triangles never seem to come out well, no matter how careful I
> I also know how to knit, crochet, and cross stitch, and I don't like
>intricate projects of any kind because they take too long and I get sick of
>them. (Which is why I only make baby and lap quilts.)
>Do you think this will be beyond me? What do I need to know before I get
>involved in this (or, I suppose, any) kind of applique? What do you think
>the Clover Quick (iron-on) Bias Tape?
>All advice and comments welcomed with open arms.