Martingale and Company sent this book “501 Quilting Motifs: Designs for Hand or Machine Quilting” to review.
The book is filled to the brim with quilting ideas. All are from the editors of Quiltmaker Magazine.
Since I got my new APQS Milly, I’ve been looking at books and ideas to help me create custom quilted designs. This one is a good one that I am sure to use or glean ideas from.
The beginning of the book has suggestions for transferring the designs and adapting the motifs to make them usable for individual projects. The designs are then broken up into categories like “Children/Teens”, “Feathers”, “Flowers”, etc.
Most of the designs are shown in ways that they can be used in individual blocks or for borders and even setting triangles. I love the variety of way to use the designs. It would make designing a custom look for a quilt much easier than I ever imagined.
If you guessed that I am keeping this book, you are right. It is going to rest with my quilting machine for the day I get brave enough to do some custom designs…I hope that day is soon!
Oh..you’ll want to check out today’s Moda Bake Shop project. My friend Michelle is the featured designer.