This is not a "how to" book at all. If you need a how-to book, then get Christina's first book "First Steps to Free Motion Quilting." This book is a pattern book that teaches you to use nine simple shapes to create a myriad of designs. There are pages and pages of designs. One page shows how it is sewn and the next page is a full page of the design.
I like that Christina says that you can make the designs your own by modifying them. She encourages creative play.
I really wanted to quilt the spindle design. So, as suggested, I tried drawing it first. My sketches were not good and the more I did it, the worse it got. So I decided that particular one was not for me. But I still liked the idea. So I kept drawing but morphed it into a circle rather than a spindle shape. After all, I love doing pebbles.
|The inspiration from the book and my variation|
Then I said, what if I stacked them as pebbles instead of lines?
I love a book that inspires you to branch off and find your own creativity this way. Even though the book is filled with designs, Christina says it only scratches the surface of what you can do with the nine simple shapes.
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