Jun 09

Books on Monday – Finish (Almost) Any Quilt

A couple of months ago, I reviewed a quilt as you go book called Quilt As You Go Reimagined. Today’s book is by the same main author and is about the same technique. It is an earlier book, Finish (almost) Any Quilt by Marguerita McManus. Yes, there are Amazon Associate links here!)

In this book, the author is discussing the same technique described in Quilt As You Go Reimagined(which is actually a later book than this one), but showing the reader how to apply that technique to quilts currently awaiting quilting or in the planning stages in order to have more quilty finishes. (This is a wonderful goal, in my opinion!)

I read this one on the Kindle app on my iPad. Yes, I have a Kindle, but it is not a color Kindle or Kindle Fire, so quilt books get read on the iPad. After all, half of joy of quilt books is the pretty pictures!

We all know I’m not a wonky quilt person (although I may be considered a bit wonky otherwise – which may be why I like the idea of making precise quilts with little fiddly bits). So this is probably not a technique I will ever use. (Although I won’t say never for sure because who knows what will happen in the future!) I can, however, see the value in a technique that allows you to adapt current quilt tops or tops in progress to a format that gets them quilted faster. Speed just doesn’t seem to be my thing at this age!

Parts of this book are:

  • Introduction
  • Planning to Finish
  • Building Your Blocks
  • Layering
  • Quilting
  • Joining
  • Quilted Borders
  • Binding
  • Resources

Check it out and

Quilt on!

 

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