Today I am very excited to be sharing with you a book that I think it a must have for the modern quilter who is looking to expand their notion of what quilting should and could be.
Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters: Choose & Use Quilting Designs on Modern Quilts is an amazing new book that brings to life what has been missing in a lot of the efforts put forth from the modern quilting movement.
The fact is that while I like quite a bit of the improvisational piecing that has been part of the MQM the quilting on these quilts has really lacked the punch it takes to really make them spectacular.
I know.. heresy.. but there I said it.. for the most part the thing most lacking in the modern quilting movement has been the quilting!.. But no longer! - with Angela's new book there are 28 new ways to approach the modern quilt or even add some real sparkle to a traditional quilt that needs to be livened up!
Angela's new book is put out not only in softcover but in digital ( by CT Publishing) as well so soon as I saw it I was able to purchase it and I was reading within minutes. ( The digital book does require a specialized file reader but that is easy to download as well. )
This book is laid out simply enough with clear easy to view photos and Angela's relaxed and friendly style showing through the whole book. With ideas that work for both the longarm and freemotion domestic sewing machine I can't think of any quilter who would not get something out of owing this book.
I especially like how she has taken some of the basic piecing styles ( logcabin, chevron, negative open space etc..) and given suggestions on how one might view them in a new light and how to THINK about your quilting in a new and fresh way.
Totally a must have!
The quilt I did based on some thoughts I gleened from Angela's book .