I got an email from C&T Publishing that they had a new book that was just releasing. I’ve been so busy lately that most of these emails I just hit delete before I even read them and move on. But this one had me stopped in my tracks. I WANTED THIS BOOK and I WANTED IT NOW!! I contacted the company and they sent me an advanced copy. The book is scheduled to be released soon.
The book is Step-by-Step Free-Motion Quilting: Turn 9 Simple Shapes into 80+ Distinctive Designs Best-selling author of First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli. You might remember a book I reviewed awhile back, First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting and I love it. (If you missed the review it’s here)
The author is brilliant in making the book easily usable. She starts by taking and showing readers 9 simple shapes. Then she takes a combination of a couple of those shapes and makes a motif. From there she turns them into edge to edge free motion quilting designs.
I have done enough quilting that I don’t need a lot of words to describe the whole process. I need someone to draw out the design and give me step by step drawings to make the motif. From there I want to see the motif in action. I need to see how to connect the motifs. I need to see how to travel. I need to see how to get myself out of corner. This book does that for me.
I do some more modern quilts. I do some quilts that are traditional. I need a variety of motifs. This book has that.
Can you believe that there are over 80 designs all packed in to one book. WOW!! That is bang for your buck.
I apologize that I can’t show you more picture of the book but mine is a Kindle version and it’s hard to take a picture of my screen. I have something you might like to see though. It’s a video that shows the cover design on the book.
I loved the book. If this is something you’re interested in, check out the authors blog and her take on her new book. I have to say, the book was just what I needed to help me add some variety to my quilting.
I just ordered the book, based on your recommendation. I have pieced but have never done anything other than STD, so this looks very interesting. Thanks!
Jo, how do you like using Kindle for quilting references. I find it nicer to have a paper copy so I can refer to it more easily in the sewing room, I would call it a studio but don’t think it is fancy enough. The book is one I will be looking for at the next quilt show I am going to next month. Thanks for the information.
Thanks for the heads up on this book!!! Now I’m following her blog as well!