A new spin on familiar patterns allows you to create circular designs without the complexity of piecing. Four different quilt designs are the basis for an abundance of quilts featuring these versatile patterns. Clear illustrations guide you through the applique process step by step and complementary borders add the perfect accent to each design. Adapted from traditional quilt blocks, these designs are constructed using today s tools and techniques. The flowing path of machine applique provides a great showcase for decorative machine embroidery stitches. AUTHORBIO: A Kalona, Iowa, quilt show in the early 1980s was the catalyst that inspired Pennie Horras to try her hand at quiltmaking. She sewed along for years, teaching herself from quilt books, magazines, TV, and trial and error. Her teaching headquarters is Stitches Galore, Kalona, Iowa, and she is a member of the Northside Strippers quilt guild in Fairfield, Iowa. REVIEW: In this book you will learn how background blocks are pieced and how patches are appliqued onto quilt blocks in a continuous sequence. In over a dozen projects you will create the illusion of interlocking circles. Using four basic quilt patterns incorporating ovals and circles you will learn versatile, seemingly endless designs....This book is a great tool to use if you shy away from making curved seams.