I am always looks for new or more information about machine quilting…new techniques, more designs…anything to improve my quilting. A while back I had reviewed a book Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters. I loved the book and have even tried a few of the designs. Then I saw that C&T Publishing had another book written by Angela so I had to check “In the Studio with Angela Walters” out too.
My dream would be able to machine quilt like she does. Her work is just amazing. I have to say being I don’t classify myself as a modern quilter, I am not attracted to the quilt patterns in the book and can’t for see myself making any of them. I can however see myself trying a few or her machine quilting techniques.
The patterns for all of these quilts and more are included in the book.
I have to say, I LOVE the machine quilting. It’s just gorgeous. I got this via ebook and would have loved to share a few different pictures with you. I do a little machine quilting and am always very critical of myself. Every arch isn’t perfect and I do flubs all the time. I was happy to see that most but not every arch of hers were perfect either. That really made me happy to say…maybe there’s hope for me yet?!?!?
All in all, this is a good book-more modern than me but good. I can say, if you are only going to purchase one of Angela’s books, I would say Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters was more for me. I think that book focuses more on the machine quilting techniques and that’s what I am most interested in…still, this is a good book too.
I do have an ecopy of this to give away if anyone is interested. Just leave a comment here telling if you are a black Friday shopper or not…Me NO WAY!!
As part of my count down to Thanksgiving each day I write something I am thankful for.
Today I am thankful that my niece Jody’s health has been restored. You might remember at the beginning of summer I told you that my niece was diagnosed with breast cancer. After three surgeries over the last months she is cancer free and working her was back to 100%. Jody is just four years younger than me so growing up we had lots of fun together. In most families cousins hang out together-not for me, I was way more attached to my nieces and nephews.
Jody’s cancer was caught early through a mammogram. Please take the time to get one. If you went years ago and hated it, be assured that it is much better than before. If you are someone who doesn’t go to the doctor because you don’t want them to weigh you. You have the right to just skip that part. Tell the nurse checking you in that you request not to be weighed. Please just go. Mammograms save lives.
Today I am thankful for Jody’s health and the medical advancements that have been made to save her and the countless other women out there.