I have long wanted to improve my quilting skills and Angela Walters is the Queen of free motion quilting. In this book she shows how to use quilting designs to tell a story, from the first sketch to the finished quilt. There is a forward by Amy Butler and 10 projects, that each show a different technique. Angela explains that when she is considering a long arm quilting project for someone, she asks the person the story behind the quilt. Often the reason the quilt was made will help her quilt. Sometimes a story quilt could use words in the quilting to add meaning to the finished quilt. The chapters are made up of a quilt top design and ways of quilting each differently.
The lava lamp is made using freezer paper and one of Angela's favourite ways to make a quilt. Through out the book there are great tips on seams, stitch in the ditch, pressing and finishing.
The Mod quilt is a spin on a traditional wholecloth quilt, where the quilting lead the design process.
Advice on texture, colour, threads and stitches.
Packed full of tips and advice, makes a great beginning to improvised machine quilting.