Last week JoAnn’s was having yet another SALE…so using my coupons, I bought this wonderful book, “Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting” by Natalia Bonner! And what a book it is!! GREAT!
First off, if you follow Natalia’s Blog then you KNOW what a talented quilter and Free Motion Quilter she is! She is so good that that she does it for a living! Her quilting takes your breath away! So when she told us that she wrote this book I was a wee bit sceptical…I wondered if she could tone it down enough for us ‘beginners’? You know, make it easy enough for a beginner…?
WELL…after flipping through this book it quickly went into my shopping cart!! In a glance I could tell Natalia did a superb job at reaching all levels of FMQ…making it look very easy to boot! I knew that it was just what I needed to improve my FMQ skills…or should I say LACK of skills!
Let me show you a couple of pages…Natalia talks a lot about filling an empty block…something that we all struggle with! Love all of her suggestions and I love the way she breaks it down into easier steps!
And what to do with those small simple nine patch blocks…LOVE it and SEW do-able!…with practice!
I loved her section on letters…I would have never thought to incorporate names and letters into a quilt…and she makes it look quick and easy. I can’t wait to try this!!
Yup…I’m loving this book!!…and I’m loving the price I paid for it! My BFF, JoAnn, REALLY knows how to make a quilter feel welcome!
As I have said, Natalia has a great BLOG called Piece N Quilt !! Go over and say HELLO…but be prepared to be in awe…mouth watering, delicious Free Motion Quilting…I’m hoping that if I hang out over at her blog long enough, some of it will rubs off on me! Oh yeah…and there is that little thing called..practice…
I am up bright and early this morning…all dressed and raring to go to the annual Spring Fling Quilt Shop Hop…involving EIGHT Quilt Shops! These shops are all along the I-10 Freeway from Palm Desert to Corona in Southern California. We have a truck and van going with a total of 11 fun loving quilters!! YeeeHaw…first stop is my personal favourite …Stars and Scraps! Oh yeahhhhh…bring it on!!
Have a thrilling THRIFTY Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P