These elegant, traditionally styled designs will enchant and entice you to try the Colourqué® technique. What is it? Simply the use of colored pencils to re-create the look of intricate appliqué. All the easily assembled tools and needed materials are described in detail. Use the designs singly on small projects or combined for larger and full-sized quilts. Delightfully elegant designs in the tradition of Baltimore album quilts can be easily executed. Helen Stubbings is a lifelong resident of Australia who has traveled the world over. A quilter since working on her certificate in needlecraft in 1995, she has been developing, testing, teaching, and selling pattern instructions and workshop kits featuring her Colorqué technique since early 2000
Can you color inside the lines with colored pencils? Then you can do Colorqué! This is the name that Helen Stubbings has given the colored pencil technique which she uses to achieve a hand-appliquéd look in her award-winning quilts and is described in her new book. Helen walks the reader through the choices she makes in the fabrics, threads, battings and pencils that she uses for her quilts, and describes how to color and shade each design for interest, movement, and to indicate light source. She gives instructions on how to "seal" the color so that it will not bleed or fade and how to outline stitch the designs, before the quilt is quilted. Helen provides several projects. Each is accompanied by detailed photos, instructions, and patterns. Recommended for all quilters who would like to try this fun and easy technique. – "Unlimited Possibilities Magazine," March 2009, page 52
Use colored pencils to recreate the look of appliqué in "Faux Appliqué," a single guide to designs that can translate to a range of quilting projects from small-scale table runners to full quilts. Patterns and color photos abound in an excellent survey of faux appliqué projects perfect for newcomers and libraries catering to needlework and crafters. California Bookwatch: April 2009
With white fabric, colored pencils, and Helen's photo-illustrated instructions, I was able to make a "colorqué" quilt block in just a couple of hours. Make one of the seven no-appliqué-required projects inside, complete with full-size line drawings of Baltimore album-inspired motifs, or jump ahead, as I did, to the gallery in the chapter "Taking Colorqué One Step Further" to find inspiration to design your own project. AH, Quilters Newsletter Magazine, June/July 2009, page 23.
"Faux Appliqué" by award winning designer Helen Stubbings features seven stunning designs suitable for beginners. These projects include table runners, several pillows and cushions, wallhangings, and quilts in various sizes. This book covers all of the basic instructions and techniques. For each project, detailed step-by-step, color illustrated instructions are provided. There is a list of the materials and supplies and a cutting chart for each quilt. Full-size templates for each design are also included. Connie Krochmal, BellaOnline's Landscaping Editor