If you have followed her blog at all then you know that she does some amazing work. Between the quilt designs (many with amazing applique) and the actual quilting, she is one talented mama!
Natalia has written her first book for the beginner home machine quilter!
As Natalia said in her kick off post, quilting does seem to be a family affair! I learned to sew and quilt from my mother. We didn't have formal lessons, I just learned as we worked on projects and as questions arose. I love that at the beginning of the book she lays out simple instruction with photos of the different aspects of quilting: the type of feet you might need, thread selection, basics of basting, etc. I love having all of that information so handy in one place! I'm always learning something new!
Lately my littleslouwho are my reason for quilting.
I've made and am working on many quilts for them and me and the mrlouwho. I wish I had Natalia's book when I free motion quilted my first quilt! It's a good thing no one inspects each little stitch!!
The book has great step-by-step photo instructions to achieve many basic quilted patterns!
There is also valuable information on achieving something more than just an all-over pattern of stipples or loop-de-loops. Which as a beginner is mostly what I do these days!
I am finding that I really love doing the actual quilting part, but I need more practice. I can't wait to dive a little deeper into the book and try out some of the techniques! I have some more placemats to make, they are the perfect size on which to practice! I'll show you when I finish them.
Natalia, thanks for including me! There will be a giveaway on each post during the tour and a grand prize on her blog at the end of the tour!! All winners will be announced 18 March!
Would you like to win a copy of Natalia's book? Just leave me a comment here telling me who or what inspired you to start a current project you are working on!