When a quilt book
introduction contains the following passage, you know you’re in for a treat
beyond quilting instructions and patterns:
I turn around
to face the wall, and there, two feet from my face, sits the biggest,
creepiest-looking spider I have ever seen. Later I will learn that this is a
Brazilian wandering spider, one of the world’s most venomous and aggressive
spiders. However, I don’t know this yet. I am also trying to impress myself—and
Gerd—with my “nature-girl” coolness. I stay calm.
trip to the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in Ecuador inspired an array of
butterflies that are now featured in her book, The Quiltmaker’s Butterfly Forest. Her butterflies can be used in
so many different ways—a full appliqué quilt, wall quilts, place mats, pillows,
Here is a glimpse
of one of the butterflies, portrayed in four different projects.
With twelve butterflies and six different floral wreaths to choose
from, you have so many possibilities to create your own butterfly forest.
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