Sharman’s Vintage Garden is the latest book from the studio of Jenny and Simon Haskins, and is as expected another stunning quilt along with fabulous additional projects from their friends. The accompanying FREE design CD has over 80 designs on it, to cover the 20 additional projects in the book with a value in excess of US$150.
Following along the same path as Beyond Color Purple (Jenny’s award-winning quilt, and one of her most popular) Sharman’s Vintage Garden is a center medallion king-sized quilt surrounded by 16 embroidered blocks. These blocks are pieced using the ‘fussy-cut’ technique for the lattice sashing, which is then framed by floral fabric borders.
The embroidered blocks in Sharman’s Vintage Garden can be stitched with the new larger hoops, (350mm x 360mm) as each block can be sewn in one hooping! The blocks can, however, also can be sewn in smaller hoops, using the multi-hooping technique along with Jenny’s Template Magic to ensure perfect placement of designs. The embroidery designs for both techniques are on the accompanying CD
Believe Jenny when she says, ‘Just because something is beautiful doesn’t mean it has to be difficult.’ You will be a believer once Jenny and Simon usher you into Sharman’s Vintage Garden. They will give you a guided tour of this garden with wonderful simple to-follow pictorial steps that are easy to achieve. Upon completion of Sharman’s Vintage Garden quilt and pillows, allow yourself to bask in the bliss of creative achievement. You will also be inspired with fashion attire and accessories (including Jenny’s much-in-demand 50-gore skirt), as well as items from the linen closet (for the bedroom and the bathroom) made by their talented bevy of friends.
No matter what level your sewing or quilting skills are at, Sharman’s Vintage Garden will inspire, instruct and bring joy to all who take up the challenge of machine-embroidered quilting.