This award-winning quilter and teacher shares with her readers a dozen exquisite flower baskets to applique. These versatile patterns can be combined to make the featured quilt called Gems of Summer, or you can mix and match the blocks to make wallhangings, pillows, clothing, throws, valences, or whatever comes to mind. The author provides step-by-step guidance for selecting fabrics, making freezer-paper or contact-paper templates, needle-turn applique, appli-piecing, reverse applique, cut-away applique, and basic embroidery. Four medallion quilt settings with yardage and instructions are presented to best display the beautiful basket blocks. AUTHORBIO: A seamstress since the age of 14, Emily tried her hand at numerous needle crafts before discovering quilting. A move to Kansas in 1974 provided her an opportunity to teach quilt classes, and she now designs and lectures as well. REVIEW: A reader from Colorado Springs, CO states, "This is a beautiful book with several patterns for detailed applique. The instructions are straight-forward and easy to understand. Several setting ideas are included. The flowers are beautifully detailed. This is the book I've been looking for! If you want to make a stunning quilt this is the book to buy."