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Posted January 11, 2011
My first quilt was terrible. Absolute hot mess! The colors and textures were beautiful, but the actual construction of the piece was completely shoddy. I could get into details, but why bore you?
Anyway, since then I've been afraid of even considering quilting anything, afraid to waste the fabric on something poorly executed. But, after seeing me pour over blogs of beautiful quilts, my husband bought me Fresh Quilting. (True, I had asked for it explicitly, but he still did it!)
I poured over the book, and finished it in one night after the baby went to bed. Reading the book with its emphasis on fearlessness, and the incredible close ups of sometimes perfectly imperfect stitching, allowed me to finally let go and just DO IT already!
Malka's writing and quilting is beautiful and attainable, with projects ranging from easy to more complex, but her enthusiasm and encouragement makes everything sound SO EASY! Also, I love her use of solids, and improvisational piecing and quilting...this is a great book for the younger (or young at heart) crowd that want to create without copying Grandma's style.
Love love love!
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Posted February 7, 2011
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