Kim Diehl is known for her striking applique and quilt designs. In her new book, Simple Appeal, Kim shares 14 patchwork and applique projects for everyday living.
Photography by Martingale / Brent Kane
Simple Appeal includes full size applique patterns which is always much nicer than having to play around with enlarging pattens on the printer.
Beautiful coloured photos and step by step detailed images which are also in full colour.
Kim’s detailed quilt-making basics section which includes tips and tricks for effective and beautiful applique results.
Farm Girl Finery - Photography by Martingale / Brent Kane
The quilts and other projects in this book are simply stunning. Some projects look to be quick (ish) finish ones – eg the Patty Cake Pincushion or the Wreath of Lilies Mini.
Penny Garland - Photography by Martingale / Brent Kane
Quick finish projects are always nice but it’s Kim’s quilt patterns which are the main drawcard. They’re pieced and appliqued and though traditional patterns aren’t ones I’m normally drawn to, these have inspired me. The quilts may take a little while (or a long while) to complete, but the final results would be well worth the effort.
Sprigs and Twigs – Photography by Martingale / Brent Kane
If you like more traditional quilts and enjoy applique, or if you’re like me and enjoy traditional designs with contemporary prints - this is certainly a book which would be of interest to you.
Simple Appeal by Kim Diehl is available at Shop Martingale.