I knew Andie from....actually I don't know how I "met" Andie. Blog? Talkin Tuesdays? I really don't know now. Anyways, I was very much looking forward to it as Andie is such a sweet person online, and in person!
I was able to score a copy of Kelly (@stitchykelly) & Andie's(@AndieJohnsonSew') book "modern designs for classic quilts" (kp) that is available now!
The title is pretty self explanatory, Kelly & Andie are modern quilters who love classic quilts. They wrote an awesome book on it. You want more?? Well ok then.
What the two of them has done is bridge the gap between the modern & traditional quilter.
I really was very impressed with the book, and I've read a lot of quilt books. This book is geared towards those who already sew and quilt, which I LOVED.
The techniques are not how to make a quilt sandwich, but rather how to sew in a zipper for the pillow project, or how to do some step up piecing.
|The large dresden project. I LOVE this design. TOTALLY wakes up the tradition.|
This is really like sitting with some friends and learning it with them, instead of being lectured on ``how it must be done``.
The last thing I love about this book and you will too, is that each big project has an accompanying smaller project. There isn`t a need to make a huge dresden plate quilt just to learn the technique. Make the smaller project to see if you actually like doing it. If you do, great! jump in to the larger project and really master the technique
If you don`t love it, you have a small gift to give and you never have to do it again.
Because in quilting it`s as much about learning what you don`t like or doesn`t work for you as it is what does.
And you never know, hexies may become your most favorite thing ever. Or not. No serious time, and money, is lost in finding out.