This is a fun little romp through the world of art quilts. While it is primarily geared toward the beginning art quilter or person who wants to make embellished bits out of fabric, I found myself referring to it last night as I hurry to complete a quilt for a show. I must admit, I am French knot challenged....and I found Cheryl's directions clear and easy to follow....even for my right-brained mind.
The book covers various types of embellishments and how to use them, followed with project directions. Beads, buttons, found objects, Polymer-clay embellishments, thread, stamps, various ways of putting lettering on pieces, and edge treatments are covered, not as in-depth as you would find in other volumes, but this isn't meant to be a book on beading. Following her descriptions and discussions of what you can do, Cheryl adds a project "How To" Section with 9 different projects. Also included is a gallery of her works, and a list of resources all of which are websites of established places, and best of all, THEY WORK! (a pet peeve of mine). Since they are internet sources, all are available for international purchases.
One of the things I like the best about the book is that it opens the door to irregularly shaped pieces and interesting edge treatments. In addition, the pieces aren't just "quilts" but she includes information on making fabric "jewelry", and fold out sort of three dimensional piece called "From the Bottom of My Heart."
So...leave a comment and I'll use a random number generator to pick a number NEXT MONDAY night (May 28)...hey, it gives you something to do if your Memorial Day picnic is rained out....So, get your comment in prior to 10:00 EST...one comment to a person (i.e. you get ONE chance per person) please.
Rest assured, if you don't win it here..you get other chances. Here are the other participants in the blog hop:
May 28 Margarita www.margascrafts.blogspot.com
June 4 That Patchwork Place http://blog.shopmartingale.com/.
June 18 Diane www.yarngoddess.wordpress.com
July 5 Darlene www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com
July 9 Karen Musgrave www.connectionsbyKaren.blogspot.com
July 16 Cheryl Sleboda www.muppin.com
You might have heard of Cheryl with her other book, !Quilt Fiesta!
You can also find her here:www.CherylLynchQuilts.com