Today as I was straightening things up in the bedroom/office, Oliver decided to read Ann Fahl's new book, Dancing with Thread. When finished he put his "paw of approval" on it, plus I think he loved the colors on the cover, he looks maaaahvelous on these shades.
It's a visually beautiful book, and gets your mind going about new ways to quilt if you are experienced, and for beginners it is an excellent way to learn basics but in a creative way. Lots of good quilting motifs, but more importantly, how and where to use them.
Ann's style is different from mine, but the methods we use are very similar. Learn your machine, get the tension right, choose the right batt and needle and thread combo, take your time and let it all flow. You will love being a free motion machine quilter!
Enjoy these beautiful June days too. Here in Wisconsin it is one of the prettiest times of the year, everything is green, growing, blooming, reborn. It uplifts you, and I know it restores our sometimes downtrodden spirits.
Keep quilting! Your work does get better every day.