I write. I quilt. I cook. I take photographs. What else is there?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I've recently picked up a couple great quilting books. The first one is Stellar Quilts by Judy Martin. Really, really nice book. Quite a few great quilts in here. She also gives you close-up shots of the quilting done on each one. Additionally, she draws out several alternate layouts and color schemes for each. Great buy. Definitely worth the money! I mean, how great is it when you can't even wait until you get home to check out the book that came in the mail? I also have two other books by Judy.
The second book is Thread Painting Made Easy by Terry White. I think this book is probably a really good book, too, but it's made primarily for the embroidery enthusiast. I'm not that much into embroidery. When I bought the book, I was looking for something to help me embelish what I already have. Using this book for that is like going to the Super Bowl to watch a game of dominoes. Overkill. That said, this book thoroughly goes into the details of machine embroidery from a blank piece of fabric all the way to a finished design. Well written and easy to follow.
I have another book I recently picked up. I REALLY love it. Of course, I've been a huge fan of hers for awhile. I'm talking about Katharine Guerrier. And the book is Scrap Quilt Sensation. I can't say how much I love this book. Katharine goes in depth about her color choices and why she went that direction. She shows both traditional and liberated quilts. You have to go get your own copy, you can't have mine. I have another book of hers.