My day was the 23rd and it is that day in the UK, so I'm posting now!!
I reviewed a novel, a quilt book with many small quilts and a cute theme, and this book, which is definitely a technique book. Is it possible Carolyn saw my post when I admitted it had taken me 13 years to hand quilt my Jane Stickle quilt? hahaha
The other thing I picked up right away, is Carolyn is not a hand quilting snob. She does not dismiss the use of machine quilting as undesirable or less of an art. (many do!) Utility quilting by hand or machine gets the job done!
|System 2 for basting|
One whole page and a beautiful photo of possible thread choices. (She isn't a thread snob either!) There is plenty of photos and lists for supplies. I liked that she gives lots of choices. It isn't a matter of one specific thread that you have to order cross country to use! (The bottom quilt I show I used 3 different threads! I think Carolyn would approve)
There's more then one way to tie a quilt!! Love the close ups!!
She gives page after page of examples of big stitch, fine hand quilting and machine quilting.
Utility Quilting. Here's my little quilt I made for AAQI recently. I found thread that I thought would work and did a simple grid marked with my Hera marker.
Not perfect by any means, but a good first project and fun!
Lest you think it is all technique, you'd be wrong. Carolyn is from the UK and has included beautiful floral soft shabby chic style quilt patterns and quilting suggestions. Seriously beautiful quilts!! If you want to see more you can also have a preview here.
What do you have to do to win a book? This time you must hop right over to Carolyn's blog before March 2 and leave her a comment. (and look at other posts while you are at it- very inspiring!) She has added a few things to go with the book including thread, needles and fabulous fabric!! (hmmm, wonder if I can enter?) Tell her Lori sent you!!
And if you are not a lucky winner, then I'd suggest looking for it at your local quilt store. It is worth every penny!!