Books on Monday – Next Steps in Machine Quilting

Welcome to Books on Monday on the fourth Monday of the month! I’m having a bit of difficulty getting used to the new timing, but I know it is for the best. Honestly. Now if I could just get myself blogging about any (which is very little right now) progress I am making, this blog would be a bit more interesting. But I digress…

Today we are looking at Next Steps in Machine Quilting: Free-Motion & Walking-Foot Designs, Professional Results on Your Home Machine by Natalia Bonner. The link below is, as usual, an Amazon Associate link that will benefit the blog if you use it.

This is a very recent release, and I would have hesitated to purchase it if it hadn’t had the magic words “walking foot” in the title. Since I’ve been doing quite a bit of wallking foot quilting on my machine recently, I jumped at this one. And I’m not sorry I did.

I reviewed Natalia Bonner’s Beginner’s Guide to Free Motion Quilting: Professional Quality Results on Your Home Machine here. Below is an Amazon Associate link for that one which I’m adding largely so that you can see the awesome design similarity in the two books. They definitely go together.

And there is a Kindle version too.

These two books look gorgeous together. Even though orange and neon green are not my favorite colors.

The book starts with and Introduction and a brief section on Machine Quilting Basics. Natalia points the reader to her earlier book for more of the basic information. Then she moves right into the designs and how to do them. Throughout the book she includes some Natalia’s Tips where they are appropriate and there is a section on choosing designs which is quite helpful.

So here are the sections in this book:

  • Introduction
  • Machine Quilting Basics
  • Machine Quilting Designs – This is broken into sections for Allover Designs and Background Fillers, Borders and Sashings, Square Blocks and Cornerstones, and Triangle Blocks
  • Choosing Designs for Your Quilt
  • Quilting Patterns – Full size patterns for quilting.
  • Resources
  • About the Author

This book is, for me, a keeper. It will go right on my shelves next to her earlier book and probably come off the shelf quite frequently as I work to improve my FMQ skills.

Quilt on!

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