Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Ann gave me a copy awhile back, and I have so enjoyed going through it, especially liking the beautiful photos of her quilts, great detail shots too.
This is a very complete overview of what it takes to put a big quilt in your home machine and do freehand quilting over it with various threads that make the top come alive. It also describes the process of machine quilting so that you are relaxed and can do your best.
There is a lot of technical info that is helpful too, batts, needles and threads, preparing a quilt, blocking and finishing it. The projects at the end take you from a beginning level up to doing wonderful work.
I know sometimes it seems every day a new book on this subject comes out, but I always pick up something new from each author, a design, a problem-soliving tip, inspiration, and Ann comes through for us with this one. Give it a look.
And keep quilting! Your work gets better every day.