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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Feathers That Fly

Feathers That Fly by Lee Cleland is a new book published by Martingale.  SewCalGal was lucky to get an early review copy of this book.  I  can honestly say this is an excellent book for those new to free-motion quilting (FMQ, as well as those wanting to improve their FMQ skills, perfect their feathers, as well as learn new designs.  Certainly a "must have" book for anyone seriously interested in FMQ.

Lee is from South Grafton, New South Wales, Australia.  She is an award winning quilter who has specialized in machine quilting for more than 25 years!

In this book, Lee shares insights on how to quilt straight-spine feathers, plus wreaths, curves, cables and more.    You'll also learn how to draw motifs or use the designs provided.  And, you'll see how different quilting designs can change the look of a quilt. I also like how she shares insights on how to mark a block, or a while cloth, as well as borders.

There are 14 projects in this book, all with easy to follow instructions and great visuals.

There is an excellent section for basics, but I view this book is for those at the intermediate/advanced level of free-motion quilting, or very confident beginners.  Insights shared apply to those using a domestic machine, as well as longarm.

Good section for basics, but I view this book is for those at the intermediate/advanced level of FMQ or very confident beginners.  Insights apply to those on a domestic machine or long arm.
I hope you get a chance to check out this new book at your local quilt shop, favorite online shop, or at Martingale's online store.

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Dana Gaffney said...

I'm going to look for this book, I finally did feathers on a quilt, they're far from perfect but I needed to just jump in, confident beginner that's me.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

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Missy Shay said...

Sounds like a great book!

Barb said...

I would so love to be able to quilt like that, thanks for the review

LeAnne said...

New? I've had this book for over five years. It is a good book though. Of course, I love anything with feathers.