And a book....not just any book, but one I have been longing/desiring for a little while. Some times I pick up books for inspiration, like the old one I found by the Palouse Patchers mentioned in this post. I have refined my watercolor technique, so my interest was in the designs they showed rather than techniques.
But I digress. The new book is this one, Lovely Landscape Quilts by Cathy Geier.
her blog for a time and have become a big fan of her quilts/designs. Cathy's blog is full, repeat full, of details and information on her designs and techniques.
But back to her new book.....it is full of wonderful photos, not only her landscapes, but 9 other quest artists who used strip technique for landscape quilts. A lot of wonderful eye candy for design inspiration found in the first chapter.
The next thing I noticed was the pages.....not slick and glossy, but matte. They feel like satin, very nice for a change from most books. She includes a full chapter on details about her technique of strip piecing on tear away foundation----this helps keep everything perfectly straight and flat. Cathy has gotten glowing reviews since the book was released, and I am hopping on the wagon and saying it is a keeper for me! I even purchased a few new fabrics. I expect to be trying this technique soon.
So I am going to curl up with my new book, and finish devouring the projects that fill the pages. Happy stitching.