The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book is chock full of designs that feature the piecing! The book begins with a project pattern and instructions if you don’t already have something ready to quilt! Amanda shows how she quilted the project 3 different ways. The designs are all built around free-motion and working at the front of the longarm. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t use a ruler or template for the designs. It just means you aren’t using a pantograph!
The quilting designs in the ‘Idea Book’ cover Allover Designs, Blocks, Sashings, Borders, and individual Motifs. Each of the designs is shown in steps and lists the coordinating family of the design in a quick reference guide at the back. This makes it very easy to see a design in multiple settings. Each section covers traditional blocks. For example, some of the blocks include the Churn Dash, Courthouse Steps, Diamond in a Square, and the components that make up the blocks, like triangles, squares, rectangles, and negative spaces. In addition, she includes many of the other interesting block shapes too, such as the Wedding Ring, Sacked Coins, Tumbler, Strings blocks. The result is a book with lots of ideas for quilting blocks in parts that will lead to a very effective unified quilt
Finally, Amanda has also included a full-color Gallery for a fun look at the quilting designs in use!
The Free Book details:
- 155 quilting patterns to complement specific areas on your quilt
- Free-motion pairings for 30 traditional quilt blocks, plus borders, sashing, freestanding motifs, and allover designs
- Expert advice from author and BERNINA spokesperson Amanda Murphy
192 pages, color
5.25 x 9