Bold and beautiful, these applique designs leap right off the quilts Here's a unique menu of simple applique patterns, ideas, and techniques. A variety of fusibles enable separate construction of the applique units, which are then stitched to your quilt. A banquet of 10 complete small projects and a dozen a la carte patterns allow you to pick and choose from a variety of subjects and moods. Flowers, both realistic and imaginary, and creatures, such as parrots and geckoes along with a whimsical cat, can be used for projects ranging from elegant to definitely bodacious. Simple but effective embellishing is the key to making easy designs look more complex. Presented with a variety of faced and fused applique methods, you'll soon be on your way to creating exciting and original projects. Award-winning quilter Margie Engel is also an avid designer and teacher. She's the founder and president of EduQuilters, a group of volunteers who introduce quilting to kids. She's widely known for her classes, retreats, cruises, and community service.