22 Sep Machine Quilting with Style!
I don’t recall exactly how Christa and I first crossed paths online, but I’ve been lucky enough to meet Christa in person as well. She is one of those people you just like instantly – enthusiastic, knowledgeable, fun and always upbeat!
|Detail of quilting on Rain – I love the use of colored thread!|
I knew Christa was an accomplished quilt designer and quilter, but I was seriously impressed by a half hour demo she did at Quilt Market last spring. My regular readers know that free-motion quilting is not my strong suit and I was blown away by the constant stream of ideas and information that Christa passed on during her demo. Machine Quilting with Style contains all that and more. Christa has included lots of information about batting, thread, pressing, setting up your quilting space, how to hold and position the quilt for quilting, stopping and starting, as well as 18 different quilting designs.
|Facets might be my favorite quilt – hard to say though!|
Machine Quilting with Style covers both quilting with a walking foot and free-motion quilting – making it the ideal book for those wanting to quilt their own quilts. Christa discusses each of the quilting designs and then shows a great quilt featuring that design.
Vote here for your favorite quilt and see if it is chosen for the quilt along Christa will be hosting in January!
Christa has organized a mega blog hop – check out all the participants below:
All images courtesy of Martingale and Brent Kane.