Pat's book is such a fantastic tool for all those wanting to learn how to machine quilt their own quilts :) She walks through each and every aspect of getting ready to machine quilt, including basics on thread, batting and basting with lots of wonderful tidbits thrown in. Pat then shares everything you need to know to Machine Quilt with your Walking Foot, or Free Motion Machine quilting. This content is the first 50 pages of the book and it is all filled with easy to follow process pictures as well.
The remainder of the book is filled with wonderful Projects so you can practice both your Walking Foot Quilting as well as your Free Motion Machine Quilting. And of course, Pat's projects are just so much fun!!!
My particular favorite was this Mini Charm Star wall hanging, isn't it just so cute!!!! And you know, I can always use another little wall hanging for the quilt room ;)
So out came my stash of purple solids, and oh my goodness, I just can't say how much I love this purple-icious Mini Charm Star ;) It was such a fun little project to whip up!!
One of the Machine Quilting Walking Foot techniques Pat teaches in the book is how to quilt a giant spiral. This has been a favorite of mine for some time and always a great way to quilt up a small project.
And of course, now I want to make an entire quilt of these with each star being a different color of the rainbow. I just can't seem to make enough happy rainbow quilts ;) But I suppose if I do it scrappy then I can chalk it up to another great stash buster!!
And that's a little sampling of Pat's wonderful book, Teach Me to Machine Quilt:) It really is just perfect for teaching Machine Quilting. And before I sign off for the day, you can't have a blog hop without a giveaway, right ;) Pat is giving away 5 copies of her new book and you can enter to win by popping on over to Pat's Blog Here :)
- Amy Friend www.duringquiettime.
- Heather Valentine thesewingloftblog.
- Amy Ellis www.amyscreativeside.
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
And just a reminder - Today is the final day of the Happy Quilting Pattern Sale ;) Hopefully you had some fun Quilty Shopping this last weekend :)
I just LOVE your purple-icious Mini Charm Star!!! Thank you for being on my tour Melissa... smooches!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful purple star mini quilt and that quilting is perfect!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing. Love your spiral quilting!ReplyDelete
Lovely purples and great job on the quilting!ReplyDelete
I am making a child's quilt - super hero themed - using the pattern "Jungle Gym"ReplyDelete
I want to make that Purplicious quilt too. Going back over to try and WIN the book.ReplyDelete
Oo, that purple is awesome. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful mini quilt and the quilting caught my eye!ReplyDelete
I want to learn to quilt circles, it looks awesome.ReplyDelete
Loving the patchwork stars...so many ideas. Thanks for the review.ReplyDelete
Your finished quilts are so bright and visually attractive! Looking forward to learning from the BEST on completing some scrappy stars! Thank you Melissa!ReplyDelete
Along this blog tour, my eyes have been drawn towards the Mini Charm Star wall hanging. I knew that if I made it, it would have to be made in purples....just like yours! It is purple-licious, for sure! This book is going on my wish list.ReplyDelete
Love this Star!! And your "Purple-icious Mini Charm Star" is AWESOME!!!! My Daughter would snitch it in a heartbeat!! lol Thank you for your Interview! :)ReplyDelete
I love the colors in your star!! And the circular quilting with a walking foot is great, too. Now I definitely have to get her book!ReplyDelete
The blocks are wonderful!!!! Going to take a look, thanks.ReplyDelete
Love your purple star wall-hanging and the quilting you did on this. I know I definitely need a book on quilting techniques. I would like just 1 or 2 overall quilting techniques that I'm comfortable with - then I wouldn't dread this stage of making a quilt so much :)!ReplyDelete
I clearly need Pat's book since I was quilting a wallhanging last night and decided halfway through that all the quilting needs to be ripped out (waah!) and done over.ReplyDelete
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i will be doing(trying) this circle on a baby quilt. love the purple!ReplyDelete
This book keeps popping up with reviews and ideas...i need to order! thank youReplyDelete
your star quilt is beautiful!