Paradise Stitched by Sylvia Pippen is back in print!

The book offer Tropical Splendor in Sashiko & Applique. 

Hand-stitch 6 vivid quilts inspired by tropical flora and fauna.

Create your own designs from your own photos. Embellish your quilts with hand embroidery 

Make your quilts sparkle. Learn how to choose the right applique fabrics that set off your sashiko design.

Clear instructions and illustrations showing samples of fabrics and how to find the right spot to fussy cut to create realistic dimensional flowers.
Options for both turn-under and fusible applique.

Sashiko is a traditional practical art form using a simple running stitch to decorate and sandwich clothing and quilts. Today it has evolved into surface embellishment, with the thread pulled through only the top layer, rather than through all three layers of a quilt sandwich. Sashiko can stand alone or dramatically complement pieced or appliqued quilts.

The beauty of sashiko is its simplicity: A humble running stitch can outline the most intricate design.  Traditional Japanese geometrics and Kamon crests are found in the quilts while discovering new twists to this old art form. 

Paradise Stitched incorporates traditional Japanese designs in the projects section and samples of Sylvia's favorites for inspiration so you can design your own quilts.

Discover how to combine Sashiko and applique techniques to create truly stunning art quilts. These glowing quilts bring together two of quilting's best-loved hand stitching traditions - Japanese Sashiko and colorful applique. "Paradise Stitched" features 6 vivid quilt projects inspired by tropical flora and fauna, as well as an inspirational quilt gallery, and expert hints and tips on how to create stunning designs using your own photos.