Oh, my word…I’m so excited to tell you about the latest quilt book I bought. It’s a book about free motion quilting called Free-Motion Combinations by Christa Cameli.
Before I tell you about this book…I want to tell you that this author is my favorite when it comes to free motion quilting.
I have her first book…First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting. I enjoyed this one.
Then I got her next book, Step by Step Free Motion Quilting. This book, I adored!! I still reference back to it often. It has been my favorite free-motion quilting book. I have used the design on the front cover of the book several times. I just love it.
So…You can imagine how excited I was when her latest book Free-Motion Combinations came out.
Do you see the front cover of the book, these combinations are exactly the style I have been looking to do. I’ve seen this on quilts in magazines and have wanted to do something like this but didn’t have a clue of where to start.
Here are some of the designs from the book…
Aren’t they so pretty??
I don’t need every quilt I make to look like this but WOW! I wish I could do this on a few of them.
I can do a single motif but coming up with the combinations…nope, I haven’t really ever done that.
Now about the book…
I’ll explain a bit about how the book is laid out.
I loved this design on the back cover. It is the one in the corner that has the half circles with the design inside the circle. Of all the designs, I thought I could try that one the easiest. I’ve free-motioned the baptist fan design before so maybe I could do this one.
I ended up going to the front of the book and seeing the section about making the half circles.
Then I went to the center of the book and saw how they put that into practice. There are the semi-circles and there were some ideas on how to execute the design…hmm. I love that.
Here is another design. To make it, I would need to perfect three designs, a swirl, a pebble, and a star…and then I would practice to put them all together. Oh my…I love this idea too.
I think I need to spend a night with a dry erase board and marker and play. That’s how I typically practice designs and I will definitely need some practice.
Here are the different combinations that the author shares in the book. Oh my, there’s not a single one that I don’t like. Just beautiful!!
I will be looking and dreaming about this book and the designs in it for a long time. All of the combos are artwork all on their own. Even if I never am able to execute any of these, I sure am having fun looking and practicing.
I love the last two books so much and am so happy to have them in my collection!