The perennial appeal of botanic imagery and subject matter takes center stage in the latest book by master stitch artist Ellen Anne Eddy. She shares 20 floral studies to help quilters and fabric artists translate the shape, color, and texture of flowers into rich thread-painted quilts. The approach is based on Ellen’s no-pattern technique intended to empower quilters to develop their own unique imagery through observation. Sections on stitch essentials, stitch techniques, plus clear process photographs ensure that readers will be able to successfully create their own machine-embroidered flowers from start to finish. Numerous images of Ellen’s quilts offer a nice compliment to the instructions, as well as evidence of her knowledge of machine-embroidery and love of gardens and botanical motifs.