Monday, December 14, 2020

Book Review - Step by step Texture Quilting & Modern Curves and Bold Stripes

I've been enjoying flipping through two new books and building a list of projects to play with once my holiday sewing is done. I'm excited to share a peak into each of these today.   (Note these books were supplied to me by C&T Publishing.  The opinions are my own.)

First up is Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Strips by Heather Black and Daisy Aschehoug.   I've been a big fan of Heather and Daisy's work for quite awhile and I was excited when I first learned they were collaborating on a book together.   And this book does not disappoint!

Since I've been playing a bit with curves this past year (Astro, Circle Time, Carnival, and Pebble Blocks) and have taken two quilt classes on curves - with Daisy (!) and another at QuiltCon, this book is really appealing for me.  

There are 15 beautiful modern quilt patterns inside and I can see myself making several of them.  The cutting instructions are laid out in an easy to read table (shown partially in the above photo) to help you cut your fabric in the most efficient way.

The second book is Step-by-Step Texture Quilting by Christina Camell.  There are 65 quilting patterns inside - a mix of free-motion quilting and walking foot quilting.

I've seen Christina in action in several virtual classes including a couple of episodes of the Modern Quilt Guild's Fresh Quilting.  I love her work and her teaching style.

The texture in the quilting comes through strong in the photos - although I do wish there was a way to run my fingers over things!

The book looks to be filled with a lot of tips to enhance your quilting and I am looking forward to giving it a try.

The quality of both books is really good - paper feels smooth and the colors in the photographs really shine.

If you are looking for a book for a quilter in your life - or maybe yourself :-) - consider either Step-by-step Texture Quilting by Christina Camell or Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Strips by Heather Black and Daisy Aschehoug!  You will find lots of inspiration inside.

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Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Like you, I admire both of these quiltmakers and their styles. I'm happy to say I was familiar with Heather's work before she became an instructor and author - her "greatness" was apparent! Christina's book is great, and I've referred to it often for domestic machine quilting ideas. Good stuff! Good reviews!

  2. I have Heather's book. The only reason I haven't made any quilts from it yet is because I cannot decide which one to make first. There are so many fresh and beautiful patterns.

  3. Both books are on my wish list. All of their patterns are so awesome.

  4. Both books are already in my hands ;) I love them, full of wonderful projects.


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