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Friday, April 9, 2010

Better Together

Another delightful quilt book has been released this spring called "Better Together: Two-Block Designs for Dynamic Quilts", by Karen Sievert,  published by Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place. SewCalGal recommends this book is a "must have" for any quilter.  It is a perfect book for quilters of all levels, sharing insights on fabric selection, quilting basics, machine quilting, and more.

This book contains ten patterns to make beautiful quilts, each using two complimentary blocks.  There are many beautiful quilts made with two blocks, but Karen does an excellent job showing how to make spectacular quilts using two blocks!  SewCalGal predicts that there are going to be many quilt show winners, in future quilt shows, where quilters benefit from insights shared by Karen Sievert! 

Techniques used are based on rotary cutting and traditional piecing methods, with easy to follow instructions for the beginner quilter.  But the insights on machine quilting, block placement, and border settings help to move a beginner-intermediate quilter to an advanced quilter.  Plus oodles of tips and tricks are throughout the book, of interest to quilters of all levels.  Personally, I loved the quilting suggestions and excellent photography that showed the high quality quilting.  Even the cover of this book shows an inspirational quilt, yet the photography captures the amazing machine quilting, not just the amazing beauty of the quilt!

Yes, this book is a "must have" for any quilter.   While you should be able to get a copy of this delightful book at  your local quilt store, you can also order a copy thru Martingale & Company's online store:  http://tinyurl.com/y8xps2n



Barb said...

that does look like a good book...thanks

Micki said...

Looks like a great book...thanks for showing it!

Beena said...

I absolutely love the optical effect of that second to last quilt! Great designs, sounds like a great book!

Brenda said...

Looks like a great book! Please check my Google settings. You should be able to reply now, I hope.

Thanks again for the heads up!