Author and quiltmaking teacher Cynthia Tomaszewski is owner of Simple Pleasures, a quilt-pattern company. Her designs have been featured in American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilting Today, and Canadian Living.
...the author combines her passion for quilting and entertaining friends in the garden with muffin recipes. The latter topic makes a strange inclusion but the links become relevant as the book is explored. There are 13 delightful floral patterns ranging from black patchwork with simple applique to more complex designs incorporating trailing vines and butterflies etc. A muffin recipe accompanies each design. Each project contains clear, concise instructions and easy to trace applique designs. It is well illustrated in colour and even the unsure quilter would feel tempted to try her/his hand at applique. Quilt making tools and techniques are included as well as an introduction to applique...This book would suit both novice and more experienced quilters and the recipes provide a tempting addition.* Popular Patchwork *