A few weeks ago I received an email asking me if I was interested in receiving a copy of a book on free motion quilting and reviewing it on my website. Of course I said yes! I received the digital book which I’m able to read and refer to in my Kindle app on my iPad. I could have also used iBooks to save the file but I find that it’s easier to search and find the book I’m looking for in the Kindle app.
I already have a couple books by Christina that I’ve found helpful and I like how she presents the information in this book. She reviews the shapes used to create the designs and also breaks them into categories. Once you learn how to sew a design from a category it’s easier to learn another one because you’re familiar with the path. I tend to prefer edge to edge designs and she has lots of them in the book but I need to challenge myself to do more emerging designs. (These are just two of the categories … also included are nestled and branching designs).
Another thing I really like about this book is that the individual designs are presented step by step first and then shown drawn up as a full (or partial page) which is really helpful in visualizing how a specific design is going to look on a quilt. I’ve been quilting spirals for years but something simple like quilting the wavy lines first and then adding the spirals in the space really creates a new look.
Finally, I like designs that can be quilted on a longarm or domestic machine. Would it surprise you to know that Christina quilts on a domestic machine?